Milwaukee, WI - RedPrairie Corporation, a world leading consumer driven optimisation company, today announced that Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (SSA) has selected RedPrairie's Retail Productivity Solutions (formerly BlueCube Software) for key back office components of the BlueCube Enterprise Solution for Petroleum and Convenience Stores.
"With over 1600 stores, SSA understands the Convenience-store (C-Store) industry and sets a high bar for advancing its business. We are pleased to see SSA trust the success of critical operations initiatives to RedPrairie. Our teams work well together, and achieving our specific list of objectives will set an agenda for continued operational excellence within SSA," states Kevin Saum, vice president/general manager, Petroleum & C-Store Solutions, RedPrairie.
Software that controls inventory has only recently employed the type of role-based operational control, interoperability and web-based empowerment that enables large-scale retailers, such as SSA, to improve customer service and satisfaction.
"The RedPrairie BlueCube Enterprise product suite provides an excellent fit to meet our comprehensive back office and price book requirements," said Marty Inkrott, SSA vice president, Information Technology.
The project team will apply process and workflow templates developed from the initial sites to all of the stores, speeding implementation throughout the chain. Additionally, the system's integrated e-learning courseware (e-Courses) quickly will train SSA employees on how to best utilise the system, further reducing rollout times and costs.
Marathon is the fourth-largest U.S.-based fully integrated international energy company engaged in exploration and production; integrated gas; and refining, marketing and transportation operations. The company has exploration and production activities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Angola, Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ireland, Libya and Norway. Marathon also is developing integrated gas projects that are linking stranded natural gas resources with key demand areas where domestic production is declining and demand is growing, particularly in North America. Marathon is the fifth largest refiner in the U.S. with 974,000 barrels-per-day of crude processing capacity in its seven-refinery system. The Company's retail marketing system comprises approximately 5,600 locations in 17 states; nearly three-quarters are Marathon brand locations. Marathon serves the Midwest and Southeast as a petroleum products marketer with 85 light product and asphalt terminals and access to approximately 7,700 miles of pipeline. For more information about Marathon, visit the Company's Web site at www.Marathon.com.
About Speedway SuperAmerica
Owned and operated by Marathon, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, headquartered in Enon, Ohio, is the nation's third largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chain with more than 1,600 stores located in nine states. Most of the stores are operated under the Speedway and SuperAmerica brand names. For further information about Speedway SuperAmerica, visit the Company's web site at www.speedway.com.
About RedPrairie Corporation
RedPrairie is a world leading consumer driven optimization company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 10 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 34,000 sites worldwide for many of the world's largest companies.
RedPrairie's E2e(TM) solutions synchronize people and products throughout the customer buying cycle to ensure goods reach the right place at the right time. At the point of sale, this means consumers have access to desired products and that the store is staffed with the right people to help them make their purchases. In the production cycle, it means suppliers and manufacturers time and synchronise shipments and production based on demand signals from the retailer. And in the back room of the store, it means having the least amount of inventory, solving the "last yard" problem of the retail supply chain.
With 22 global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides unparalleled service and support.