April 23, 2008
Global supplier of consumer and industrial tools cites increase in ability to service its customer base
Sydney, Australia - RedPrairie Corporation, a leading consumer driven optimisation company, announced today that Stanley Tools Australia, a global supplier of consumer and industrial tools and a business unit of The Stanley Works, implemented RedPrairie's WMS in its Melbourne distribution facility in approximately three months. The 6000 square metre facility distributes across Australia and Asia to retail, corporate, wholesale, and trade customers.
"In order to continue our growth trajectory in Australia, it was vital that we have a best-of-breed WMS," said Matt Jenkin, Logistics Manager for The Stanley Works in Australia. "Being able to implement the RedPrairie WMS in a complex facility in record time allows our Australian business to execute the next phase of our planned distribution expansion into a more automated facility in Epping."
"The WMS system response time, especially from the radio frequency (RF) devices used by the facility has been excellent", noted Jenkin. Stanley Tools runs their Australia WMS from global servers located in the United States.
Jenkin continued, "As a global company, it's important that we partner with companies like RedPrairie that understand the specific challenges of running a global concern. Improved inventory accuracy, RF-based cycle counting, individual activity tracking, and tightly controlled system flow has allowed the facility to increase its ability to service its customer base more quickly."
"As they grow, we believe Stanley Tools will continue to realize benefits from the WMS," said Mark Skipper, Managing Director RedPrairie Asia Pacific. "Stanley Tools is a prime example of the value and success a global company can have implementing a best-of-breed solution like RedPrairie."
About The Stanley Works
The Stanley Works, an S&P 500 company, is a worldwide supplier of consumer products, industrial tools and security solutions for professional, industrial and consumer use. More information about The Stanley Works can be found at www.stanleyworks.com.
About RedPrairie Corporation
RedPrairie is a world leading consumer driven optimisation Company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 15 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 32,000 sites worldwide for many of the world's largest companies.
RedPrairie's E²e(TM) solutions synchronise 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 50 metres" problem of the retail supply chain.
With 20 global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides unparalleled service and support. For additional information, call +91 80 2649 4052, or + 61-2-8923 6272 or +86 21 5230 2711 or access www.RedPrairie.com.
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