Executive Briefings

RedPrairie Develops New Warehousing Capabilities for Chemical and Pharma; Integrates Fleet Management

RedPrairie Corp. has devised a new system for measuring inventory generated by the chemical, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Offered as part of RedPrairie's warehouse-management software, the technology measures fluids, powders and other variable weighted materials. It is intended to boost efficiencies in the areas of receiving, picking, cycle counting, allocating and inventory movements. According to the vendor, the offering will lead to greater ease in the movement and tracking of raw-material inventory from plant storage through manufacturing. The new tool also contains features that aid in brand protection in the event of a recall. RedPrairie's software can trace the genealogy of raw materials back to the source, by tracking lot codes and manufacturing dates for each bill-of-material component used in the manufacturing process. In a related development, RedPrairie has integrated its Fleet Management system, picked up in the acquisition of GEOCOMtms earlier this year, into its Warehouse Management suite. The move will allow distributors and other companies with dedicated truck fleets to flow products from the shipping dock directly to customers. It also allows for the efficient processing of returns and non-deliverables, as well as the disposition of reusable assets such as shipping containers, racks and totes.
Inventory Measuring Tool: http://www.redprairie.com
Fleet Management Integration: http://www.redprairie.com

RedPrairie Corp. has devised a new system for measuring inventory generated by the chemical, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Offered as part of RedPrairie's warehouse-management software, the technology measures fluids, powders and other variable weighted materials. It is intended to boost efficiencies in the areas of receiving, picking, cycle counting, allocating and inventory movements. According to the vendor, the offering will lead to greater ease in the movement and tracking of raw-material inventory from plant storage through manufacturing. The new tool also contains features that aid in brand protection in the event of a recall. RedPrairie's software can trace the genealogy of raw materials back to the source, by tracking lot codes and manufacturing dates for each bill-of-material component used in the manufacturing process. In a related development, RedPrairie has integrated its Fleet Management system, picked up in the acquisition of GEOCOMtms earlier this year, into its Warehouse Management suite. The move will allow distributors and other companies with dedicated truck fleets to flow products from the shipping dock directly to customers. It also allows for the efficient processing of returns and non-deliverables, as well as the disposition of reusable assets such as shipping containers, racks and totes.
Inventory Measuring Tool: http://www.redprairie.com
Fleet Management Integration: http://www.redprairie.com