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RedPrairie, a world leading consumer driven optimisation company, has launched the latest release of its Warehouse Management solution, Warehouse Management release 2009.1 to help retailers meet the challenges of multichannel retail.
E-commerce retailers will be able to take advantage of the new releases Optimised outbound repacking tool, aimed at sites that send out one or two products to a large number of end customers, where efficient packing is crucial to maximise profits. This dedicated, specialised parcel packing module will result in reduced packing time. It also enables integration with multiple carrier systems to provide labelling and carrier selection, reducing delivery costs.
The upgraded solution has improved functionality, including support for hanging garments. The system allows clothing to be hung and tracked on and off rails, within user designed zoning and dimension constraints such as weight, length and drop, leading to greater efficiency throughout the supply chain.
Rules to optimise repacking have been added, to manage how packages are combined and scheduled for delivery, reducing handling and carrier costs. The integration with RedPrairies Duty Management application allows more accurate tracking of duty to comply with regulations as well as enabling deferment of duty payments.
Andrew Kirkwood, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, RedPrairie, said, RedPrairie is constantly working on its product offering to help ensure its users remain ahead of the competition. Warehouse Management 2009.1 is fully web-enabled, allowing external systems to carry out transactions such as querying inventory and placing orders in real time. Users can benefit from low upfront investment and fast deployment, crucial at a time when companies need to reduce cost and increase productivity.
The enhanced solution also includes decatalogued stock management which will benefit e-commerce sites selling products with a high level of seasonal SKUs. These products require strategic replenishment management, and Warehouse Management 2009.1 provides an automated process that identifies inventory for these products and can automatically prepare orders to transfer such product out to pre-determined destinations.
Kirkwood continued, The solution can be integrated with any other solution in the RedPrairie suite, including Duty Management, Workforce Management and Transportation Management.