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REDPRAIRIE OPTIMIZES SHIPPING FOR FOOD/GROCERY DISTRIBUTORS.

RedPrairie Corporation, Milwaukee, WI, a world leading consumer driven optimization company, announced enhancements to its industry-leading warehouse management solution specifically designed to improve the quality and efficiency of shipment and delivery of food and other perishable goods. While useful for a variety of multi-environment and campus distribution operations, these enhancements are especially helpful for food distributors and grocery retailers.

Tom Kozenski, RedPrairie vice president product strategy, said "In food and grocery distribution you frequently have shipments comprised of frozen, refrigerated and dry goods on a single truck. By providing advanced algorithms for picking, staging and loading these items across multi-temperature and multiple building campus environments, we enable our customers to maximize the efficiency of temperature-controlled trailers while effectively managing the loading operations." Traditionally, multi-stop loads common in retail and grocery delivery are loaded in stop sequence. But this is not appropriate when loading a multi-temperature controlled trailer or when loading orders from multiple buildings within a campus environment. Instead, RedPrairie has created sophisticated loading algorithms that take into account multiple loading doors and temperature zones on trailers, as well as stop sequencing, when performing picking, staging and loading operations. This protects the quality of food and other perishables, improves the accuracy and efficiency of loading operations, and reduces shipping costs and damages. The multi-temperature loading enhancements are contained in the latest version of RedPrairie's Warehouse Management system which is now available in general release.

About RedPrairie Corporation

RedPrairie is a world leading consumer driven Optimization company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) <http://www.redprairie.com/soa.aspx?lid=3D1> 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 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 synchronize 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.

For more information, visit http://www.redprairie.com/e2e_solutions.aspx?lid=3D1

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 more information, call 877/733-7724, or 262/317-2526 or visit http://www.redprairie.com.
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