News | May 12, 2010

RedPrairie Enhances Warehouse Management Solution With Touch Screen Packing Operations

Source: RedPrairie

RedPrairie Corporation, a productivity solutions provider, has announced a touch screen packing operations enhancement in the 2010.1 release of its Warehouse Management solution. The new functionality will allow for automated initiation, processing and closeout of packages intended for shipment from a warehouse or distribution center, enabling greater packing efficiency immediately after a product is picked.

"In the past, handling inventory shortages, overages, and inaccuracies during the packing stage often required a great deal of time and effort to manage before shipment," says Scott Zickert, RedPrairie Product Manager for Distribution Products. "For customers that desire an efficient and user-friendly pack process, RedPrairie's new release includes features such as touch screen capabilities with large button layouts for enhanced usability, configurable alerts, blind and prompted modes, suppressed error handling, and easy diagnosis of problems. These features will help the packing operations person to quickly and efficiently perform their job"

Further enhancements to the solution can help accelerate the packing operations process by simplifying the steps the user would perform to pack product from totes or locations into shippable containers. The solution will now provide access to certain pieces of information about a package that can help users solve problems quickly and easily.

Included among the packing operations and problem-solving features in RedPrairie's 2010.1 WMS release are:

  • Automatic calculation and selection of shippable boxes
  • In-line manifesting and scale interaction support
  • Configurable workflows for additional in-line validation and prompting when needed
  • Enhanced visibility to problem containers
  • Repicking inventory to complete an order
  • Choosing an alternative shipping method
  • Moving inventory to another container
  • Printing or reprinting any reports needed

The packing operations enhancements are part of a broader company user experience initiative. Potential users can see the new enhancements to RedPrairie's Warehouse Management solution by scheduling a demo at the company's annual user conference, RedShift:2010, May 10-13 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando in Orlando, Fl.

About RedPrairie Corporation
RedPrairie delivers productivity solutions to help companies around the world in three categories – workforce, inventory and transportation. RedPrairie provides these solutions to manufacturers, distributors and retailers looking to support business strategies that increase revenue, reduce costs and create competitive advantage.

With over 20 global offices and solutions that are installed at more than 34,000 customer sites in over 40 countries, companies trust RedPrairie workforce, inventory and transportation solutions to deliver an increase in productivity – with the flexibility to adapt as business needs change.

At RedPrairie, we understand today's operational demands and we're committed to delivering solutions that work. We're committed to delivering solutions for the real world.

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SOURCE: RedPrairie