7/06/09

RedPrairie Workforce Management to support Staples supply chain operations

Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research

World’s largest office products company selects new solution to provide real-time productivity reporting

MILWAUKEE, Wis. –July 2, 2009-RedPrairie Corporation, a productivity software provider, announced today that Staples, the world’s largest office products company, has selected RedPrairie’s Workforce Management solution to provide support for labor across Staples’ U.S. retail supply chain operations. Nearly 1,500 associates will use the solution in four distribution centers located near Hagerstown, Md.; Killingly, Conn.; Terre Haute, Ind.; and Rialto, Ca.

“Our organization wanted a workforce solution that could provide visibility beyond the walls of a distribution center,” says Bill Ross, Staples Vice President of Retail Distribution. “We viewed RedPrairie as a best-of-breed selection among other vendors. In particular, our company liked RedPrairie’s real-time productivity reporting, and their ability to forecast labor requirements across an entire supply network.”

Staples plans to make good use of the system’s Quality Management component, allowing administrators to observe and coach associates along the route to maximized efficiency.

“Staples is a true heavyweight in both the size and scope of their supply chain operations,” says RedPrairie CEO Mike Mayoras. “The sheer volume of product they sell results from the efficiency of their distribution center associates. RedPrairie is proud to have a role in making their organization that much more productive, and we look forward to seeing the system up and running in the coming months.”

About Staples

Staples is the world`s largest office products company. We`re committed to making it easy for our customers around the globe to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With $23 billion in sales, Staples serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. www.staples.com

ABOUT REDPRAIRIE CORPORATION

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.

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.

For additional information, call 1.877.733.7724, or visit RedPrairie.com.

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Topics:

Bain Capital, Productivity, RedPrairie, Staples Inc., supply chain management

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