News | June 3, 2009

The Farmers Trading Company Selects RedPrairie Workforce Management Solution To Maximize Resources And Increase Productivity

Source: RedPrairie

RedPrairie Corporation, a productivity software provider, has announced that The Farmers Trading Company, a 100-year-old retailer based in New Zealand, has selected RedPrairie's Workforce Management solution to maximize service delivery and productivity across the company's 58 stores. With up to 4,000 employees during peak periods, Farmers has already begun implementing the solution's Time & Attendance module, and plans to take a phased approach in rolling out scheduling going forward.

Farmers is a leading retailer of a wide range of products, including appliances, electronics, home furnishings, branded cosmetics, apparel and lingerie. The company employs a variety of store formats, spanning "full range" department stores to smaller formats offering edited ranges of products. To ensure Farmers is able to meet and grow its capabilities around its service and value proposition, it was important to implement a workforce management solution that could manage the execution of complex and diverse operations.

"Farmers Trading is a retail innovator in New Zealand that recognizes the importance of workforce effectiveness in achieving its continued success," says Rod Talbot, RedPrairie EVP and Managing Director, Asia Pacific. "We look forward to partnering with them to help their company achieve their productivity and service delivery goals."

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RedPrairie delivers productivity solutions to help companies around the world in three categories – inventory, transportation and workforce. RedPrairie provides these solutions to manufacturers, distributors and retailers looking to reduce cost, increase sales and create competitive advantage.

With over 20 global offices providing services to over 40,000 sites in 50 countries, companies trust RedPrairie inventory, workforce and transportation solutions to deliver an immediate increase in productivity – with the flexibility to adapt as business needs change.

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SOURCE: RedPrairie