Dick Blick Chooses RedPrairie for Warehouse and Labor Management

Paul Demery

Leading art supply retailer will gain increased throughput and labor efficiency

October 7 , 2005 -- RedPrairie Corporation, a global leader in supply chain technology solutions that enable business process transformation, announced today that Dick Blick, a leading art supply retailer, will implement RedPrairie DLx® Warehouse and RedPrairie DLx® Labor at their distribution center in Galesburg, IL to gain supply chain efficiencies.

Blick offers over 30,000 art supply products through its retail stores, catalogues and the Internet. The company ships to their own stores, which are located across the US, and directly to customers. Blick needed a new distribution solution to increase throughput and gain labor productivity efficiencies.

“We chose RedPrairie because of their expertise in the retail supply chain industry. They have a lot of experience working with high-piece pick retailers similar to us. It was an easy decision, really, the software is proven and they understand our needs,” said Bob Buchsbaum, President of Dick Blick.

RedPrairie company leader, John Jazwiec comments, “Retail is a real focus for us. We specialize in the industry and have built 30 years of experience managing retailer’s supply chains into our core product.”

RedPrairie’s comprehensive, integrated solutions suite includes: warehouse management; transportation management; workforce performance management; event management; slotting; visibility; performance measurement; and RFID.

About Dick Blick
Based in Highland Park, IL, the firm operates more than 30 art supply stores in over a dozen states and sells some 30,000 products such as paints, brushes, canvas, paper pads, and writing instruments to professional artists, students, and teachers. Blick also relies on its catalog and online operations, distributing millions of catalogs annually.

About RedPrairie Corporation
For over 30 years RedPrairie has enabled leading global companies to create competitive advantage through supply chain excellence. RedPrairie’s comprehensive technology solutions provide rapid and sustainable return on investment by optimizing the performance of people, places and processes.

RedPrairie provides industry-tailored solutions for diverse markets, including consumer goods, direct to consumer and traditional retail, food and beverage, high tech / electronics, third party logistics, industrial / wholesale, automotive and service parts, and pharmaceuticals.

For additional information, call 1.877.733.7724, or access www.RedPrairie.com.


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