Leading Mexican Grain Distributor and Third Party Logistics Provider Gains Competitive Advantage with RedPrairies Warehouse Management Solution

RedPrairie Corporation, a global leader in supply chain technology solutions that enable business process transformation, announced today that Almacenadora Mercader (Almer), a leading Mexican grain distributor and third party logistics provider has implemented RedPrairies warehouse management solution for improved inventory control. Efficiencies derived from the automation are also driving customer satisfaction for Almers logistics customers, giving the third party logistics provider competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Almers CTO, Luz Elena Alvarado, says, We selected RedPrairie because its solutions enable us to provide unparalleled service excellence and customer satisfaction. RedPrairie offers the best solutions in the market for our present and future needs.

Almers CEO, Luis Garcia, added, Because of this technology we have been able to win many new customers we wouldnt otherwise have been able to attract. We now provide capabilities and benefits our competitors dont offer, such as web-enabled visibility to inventories, event management notifications and flexible differentiated billing.

RedPrairies warehouse management solution (WMS) provides Almer improved efficiencies and reduces error rates associated with manual environments. The distributor and 3PL is able to manage inventory throughout its supply chain. In Almers case, inventory includes more than 1.3 metric tons of grain across 30 warehouses in 14 different Mexican cities, as well as various types of customer shipments from its 3PL business.

Almer has met receiving and shipping goals and targets since implementation go live in early February. Because they did not experience backlogs or delayed shipments, customers were not negatively impacted by the implementation.
Luz Elena says, We were extremely pleased by the professionalism of RedPrairie and its partner NetLogistiK. Both companies had a firm understanding of our business requirements before implementation, enabling the project to run as smoothly as possible.

NetLogistiK, a reseller of RedPrairie solutions to the Mexican market, was instrumental to RedPrairies selection at Almer. CEO and Co-Founder Francisco Giral, comments, Joint projects between RedPrairie and NetLogistiK run properly because there is a synergy between our companies; each partner focuses on its core competency. RedPrairie brings value to the market in the form of its superior supply chain technology and expertise. NetLogistiK steps in to bridge potential cultural and language and barriers and to understand local business requirements for ensured implementation success.

Comments RedPrairie Company Leader John Jazwiec, says, The success at Almacenadora Mercader demonstrates the combined strength of RedPrairies partnership with NetLogistiK. Together we are able to provide customers full solutions in Spanish, so that companies in Mexico and Latin America can take advantage of RedPrairies proven approach and logistics results.  RedPrairie is not new to the Latin American market; the company has numerous global customers in countries including Brazil and Mexico. NetLogistiK serves companies in Mexican and Central America. They are expanding to other Latin American markets this year.

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