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RedPrairie Corporation, a global leader in supply chain technology solutions that enable business process transformation, announced today that its Workforce Performance Management (WPM) solution was selected by UTi Integrated Logistics to optimize labor productivity across selected customer sites.
For competitive advantage, logistics services providers like UTi must constantly strive to create and add value to their customers supply chains. RedPrairies WPM solution will enable UTi to improve labor efficiency by increasing throughput and reducing cycle times, while minimizing costs. In addition, the WPM solution will provide ease of integration to UTis customers warehouse management systems, as well as the multi-language and worldwide support capabilities that the company requires.
According to Stephen Sargunaraj, Global Contract Logistics Process Manager at UTi Integrated Logistics, RedPrairies labor management system is a world class tool that will assist us in optimizing distribution costs. In turn, the process improvements we provide for our customers will add to the quantified value that we already deliver. Our team is very excited by the enhancements RedPrairies solution offers.
RedPrairies WPM solution allows for a greater level of return than other solutions because it not only tracks task efficiency, but drives true process improvement. Through 40 years of industrial engineering experience, RedPrairie is uniquely able to design preferred methods, or the best way to complete a job. This enables companies to take their productivity to the next level. Instead of simply measuring efficiency, RedPrairie is able to tell companies how a task should be completed to maximize productivity. Discrete standards are then applied, which quantify individual moves at a finite level to determine actual job standards.
UTis management team will use data from the system to provide employees with fair and accurate feedback to help them better analyze how to improve job performance. RedPrairie also provides change management to help employees adjust and transform cultural expectations. Finally, RedPrairie provides assistance in developing and implementing employee incentive programs as a way to drive even greater productivity improvements.
Sargunaraj says, With the added intelligence afforded by RedPraries WPM solution, we believe we will be well equipped to maximize labor productivity. This is a critical capability for us as we constantly strive to optimize our customers supply chains and add quantified value.
To ensure a smooth implementation transition for its customers, UTi will take advantage of RedPrairies ModelingCtlTM application that will allow the company to evaluate the effects of process improvement changes prior to making them. The tool will also help UTi develop and maintain standards in their facilities.
RedPrairie Company Leader John Jazwiec comments, In order to remain competitive, logistics service providers (LSPs) must invest in technologies that directly reduce costs and improve customer service. RedPrairies Workforce Performance Management solution not only provides labor savings of 10-30 percent annually, it also allows LSPs more flexibility to adapt to changing customer demands without increasing labor costs.