Exel, RedPrairie Deploy Workforce Performance Management Solution

RedPrairie Corporation, a global leader in supply chain technology solutions that enable business process transformation, announced today that global supply chain leader Exel is implementing RedPrairies workforce performance management solution to advance operational efficiencies throughout its Americas warehouse locations. Exel will use the technology to support operations in its Contract Logistics business in the Americas.

The solution, which Exel is aggressively deploying during 2005 and beyond, tracks individual and aggregate productivity against engineered labor standards. It will provide immediate feedback to Exel supervisors so they can make resource decisions to ensure maximum productivity.

Managing labor effectively is a core part of our commitment to keeping our customers' supply chains moving at the speed of their business, said Bill Meahl, Exels Chief Executive, Contrct Logistics, Americas. As such, implementation of this workforce performance management technology provides our managers with information visibility and analysis tools to support operational decisions that ultimately increase productivity and reduce costs.

RedPrairies DLx Workforce Performance Management solution consists of robust software, engineered standards based on 40 years of historical data and analysis, preferred methods or the best way to accomplish a task, modeling capabilities, time and attendance tracking, incentive programs and change management. Using RedPrairies solution, companies typically save 10 to 25 percent in costs associated with labor productivity.

The technologys ModelRight application enables Exel to simulate how process changes will impact productivity before modifications are enacted. This ensures the company and its customers achieve projected results.

RedPrairie Company Leader John Jazwiec says, RedPrairie and Exel are aligned to deliver value to companies worldwide. Together, we have developed a structured framework whereby RedPrairie supplies its technology to Exel for wider deployment throughout the world. By leveraging the power of RedPrairies comprehensive workforce management solution, Exel can provide its customers with heightened productivity levels.

RedPrairies comprehensive, integrated solutions suite includes: warehouse management; transportation management; advanced labor management; slotting; visibility and event management; performance measurement; and RFID.

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