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RedPrairie Adds E2e Flowcasting; Supports Zebra RFID Printer

RedPrairie Corp. is adding the E2e Flowcasting application to its suite of software. Flowcasting draws on retail point-of-sale (POS) data to create a model of the business for improved demand forecasting. Reports encompass product demand, transportation, financial projections and capacity plans, resulting in a common set of plans upon which all trading partners can agree. According to RedPrairie, the tool results in improved visibility for manufacturers, reduced out-of-stocks, increase sales, and enhanced collaborative business processes. Manufacturers get an accurate picture of future customer demand, allowing them to reduce safety-stock levels and improve productivity. The technology is being offered in partnership with Factory 2 Shelf and Retail Pipeline, both of which have applied distribution resource planning (DRP) principles to the store level. In a related announcement, the new release of RedPrairie's Warehouse Management software will support the P4T Series Mobile Thermal Transfer RFID Printer/Encoder from Zebra Technologies Corp. The devices can be carried and mounted in locations ranging from an employee's belt to a lift truck. Mobile printing-based processes can incorporate technologies such as voice and RFID, leading to enhanced warehouse productivity, RedPrairie said.
RedPrairie Corp E2e Flowcasting
RedPrairie Corp Zebra Printer

RedPrairie Corp. is adding the E2e Flowcasting application to its suite of software. Flowcasting draws on retail point-of-sale (POS) data to create a model of the business for improved demand forecasting. Reports encompass product demand, transportation, financial projections and capacity plans, resulting in a common set of plans upon which all trading partners can agree. According to RedPrairie, the tool results in improved visibility for manufacturers, reduced out-of-stocks, increase sales, and enhanced collaborative business processes. Manufacturers get an accurate picture of future customer demand, allowing them to reduce safety-stock levels and improve productivity. The technology is being offered in partnership with Factory 2 Shelf and Retail Pipeline, both of which have applied distribution resource planning (DRP) principles to the store level. In a related announcement, the new release of RedPrairie's Warehouse Management software will support the P4T Series Mobile Thermal Transfer RFID Printer/Encoder from Zebra Technologies Corp. The devices can be carried and mounted in locations ranging from an employee's belt to a lift truck. Mobile printing-based processes can incorporate technologies such as voice and RFID, leading to enhanced warehouse productivity, RedPrairie said.
RedPrairie Corp E2e Flowcasting
RedPrairie Corp Zebra Printer