Extreme Performance at RedPrairies upcoming International User Conference

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Customers, partners, consultants, and polar explorer to speak at RedShift International, which will be held at St. Johns Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham, UK, 16-17 September 2008.

RedPrairie Corporation, a world leading consumer driven optimisation company, revealed today the list of speakers due to present at its upcoming international user conference.

Registration is now open at www.RedShiftInternational.com. 

Delegates at this years event will learn the secrets of Extreme Performance, which will be shared by Europes most progressive and high achieving players in supply chain and retail store operations today. Customer keynote speakers include Peter Voorhoeve, SCM Programme Director, and Patrik Fransson, SCM Business Programme Manager, both of Volvo Parts, presenting how Volvo Parts is currently rolling out RedPrairies WMS in 35 countries on 6 continents.

Tim Gruver, Global Director of Technology at Microsoft, will be showcasing future technology in a session on Creating Tomorrows Reality.

A guest keynote will be given by world renowned polar explorer Ben Saunders who was the youngest person ever to ski single handedly to the North Pole. Ben Saunders will share his amazing story and give his views on the discipline and dedication needed to perform when the conditions around you turn extreme.

Delegates will also hear from a variety of other customer speakers including the worlds largest vehicle component supplier Delphi, global third party logistics company DHL, leading publisher Oxford University Press, bar and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers, and leading supply chain management company TDG. These RedPrairie customers will present real-world examples of how they have achieved extreme performance in their operations. Other companies confirmed to speak include Microsoft, Zebra, Vocollect, VoiteQ, Ernst & Young, Tandem Consulting and of course RedPrairie. 

A cocktail reception and gala dinner will take place at the magnificent Birmingham Town Hall, a historic piece of architecture that has recently undergone a 50m renovation.

The event will also feature an exhibition of RedPrairie and complementary partner solutions. Delegates will make new contacts, pick up advice from peers, and gain insight into how extreme performers run their businesses.

Martin Hiscox, Vice Chairman of the Board, Managing Director & President International said, We are extremely excited about the speakers at this years conference, and our delegates can look forward to two inspirational days together with fellow customers, partners and RedPrairie staff. Our aim is for every delegate to return home with new ideas to drive revenues and profitability and achieve extreme performance in their business.

With the continued growth of the event, 350 supply chain and retail executives from 20 countries are expected to attend.


About RedPrairie Corporation

RedPrairie is a world leading consumer driven optimization company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 15 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 32,000 sites worldwide for many of the worlds largest companies.

RedPrairies E2e solutions synchronize people and products throughout the customer buying cycle to ensure goods reach the right place at the right time. At the point of sale, this means consumers have access to desired products and that the store is staffed with the right people to help them make their purchases. In the production cycle, it means suppliers and manufacturers time and synchronise shipments and production based on demand signals from the retailer. And in the back room of the store, it means having the least amount of inventory, solving the last yard problem of the retail supply chain.

With 20 global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides unparalleled service and support.

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