RedPrairie Workforce Management to support Staples supply chain operations

Office products company Staples has selected RedPrairies Workforce Management solution to provide support for labour across Staples US retail supply chain operations. Nearly 1,500 associates will use the solution in four distribution centres located near Hagerstown, Md.; Killingly, Conn.; Terre Haute, Ind.; and Rialto, Ca.

Our organisation wanted a workforce solution that could provide visibility beyond the walls of a distribution centre, says Bill Ross, Staples' Vice President of Retail Distribution. We viewed RedPrairie as a best-of-breed selection among other vendors. In particular, our company liked RedPrairies real-time productivity reporting, and their ability to forecast labour requirements across an entire supply network.

Staples plans to make good use of the systems Quality Management component, allowing administrators to observe and coach associates along the route to maximised efficiency.

Staples is a true heavyweight in both the size and scope of their supply chain operations, says RedPrairie CEO Mike Mayoras. The sheer volume of product they sell results from the efficiency of their distribution centre associates. RedPrairie is proud to have a role in making their organisation that much more productive, and we look forward to seeing the system up and running in the coming months.


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