Access to Logistics Cost Information, Real-Time Inventory and Event Visibility, Delivers More Profitable, Executable Manufacturing and Material Plans
WAUKESHA, Wis.--March 28, 2003-- RedPrairie Corporation and webplan Corporation today announced an alliance that will deliver to customers an integrated supply chain planning and execution solution that will improve supply chain performance, drive out costs and result in more consistently executable plans. The integrated solution, in tune with the dynamic and increasingly real-time nature of today`s supply chains, will be demonstrated April 2-4 in Scottsdale, AZ at RedShift, RedPrairie`s annual user conference and logistics summit.
The initial integrated solution will address two important business problems associated with today`s manufacturing planning, materials planning and supply chain environments:
-- The lack of accurate logistics costs and service information that would enable more optimized decisions across the entire supply chain
-- The lack of real-time inventory and event information needed to respond to supply chain change when building and executing manufacturing and materials plans.
Together, RedPrairie(TM) and webplan(R) address these challenges and improve customer`s supply chain results by integrating logistics cost and service information (for example, optimized transportation plans based on a set of planned orders) with real-time changes to inventory or delivery exceptions (for example, an expected material shipment that is going to be late) to enable planners to make better, more accurate decisions.
"As supply chains become more dynamic and operate in near real-time, the lines between planning and execution continue to blur," notes John Jazwiec, RedPrairie Company Results Leader. "Companies need real-time information from execution systems to develop and adjust optimal plans."
"Most companies are focused on reducing total supply chain costs," says Michael Ker, President and CEO of webplan. "We now have the ability to include critical logistics information into the planning environment, increasing the accuracy of the data you use when making critical business decisions."
As an example of the improved supply chain workflows delivered with the integrated solution, planners can evaluate multiple manufacturing or supply plans and see total supply chain costs, including optimized transportation costs, in choosing which plan provides the optimal scenario.
Comments Steve Banker, Service Director, Supply Chain Management for ARC Advisory Group, "Despite the efforts of companies to integrate their supply chains, most still have functional silos between planning and execution, manufacturing and logistics. The reality is that logistics cost data and constraints are required to develop truly optimal plans."
About webplan Corporation
webplan delivers software and services that combine supply chain planning and execution. Their targeted solutions deliver rapid time to value, enabling manufacturers to address their most pressing business challenges. webplan`s solutions support evolving supply chain needs, enabling collaboration between manufacturers, customers and suppliers to achieve supply chain excellence. webplan serves customers in the electronics, aerospace, industrial equipment, automotive and consumer durable goods industries including, Agilent, Black & Decker, Cessna Aircraft, Honeywell Aerospace, Jabil Circuit, Handspring, Komatsu, Lucent Technologies, Network Appliance, Philips, Raytheon, and Sanmina-SCI. webplan is a privately held company with corporate headquarters in Newport Beach, California. For more information on the company and its offerings, visit www.webplan.com.
About RedPrairie Corporation.
RedPrairie delivers superior logistics results by driving out more logistics costs than anyone in the industry, and enabling customers to consistently achieve their supply chain objectives. This is accomplished through an integrated suite of supply chain execution solutions that provide the industry`s leading transportation, productivity, and distribution management capabilities, enhanced with action-oriented components for real-time control and performance measurement. These solutions are deployed through an end-to-end value delivery system (the RedPrairie Approach) that ensures results achievement. RedPrairie delivers measurable results for customers in many markets, including high tech and electronics, consumer goods, food and beverage, third party logistics, retail and wholesale, service parts, and make-to-order manufacturing. Customers include Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Panasonic, Kraft, Eveready, Sony, Unilever, Exel, General Electric, Amazon.com, and many others.
For additional information, call 1.888.624-8448, or access www.RedPrairie.com.
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