RedPrairie: Offers Free Educational Webcasts to Improve Supply Chain Performance

Industry Analysts, Customers and RedPrairie Experts Present Trends and Solutions for Workforce Performance, Transportation and Global Trade Management

Waukesha, WI – RedPrairie, a global leader in supply chain technology solutions that enable business process transformation, announces a series of free, educational webcasts designed to improve supply chain performance for manufacturers, retailers and distributors. The webcasts are scheduled for November and December, 2005. Advance registration is necessary at, or by calling 1-877-733-7724.

Transportation for Building Products

Guest presenter: Bill Grannis, American Standard

November 8, 2005 10:30am CST

Building products suppliers face special challenges in transportation planning and execution due to the bulky, fragile or irregularly shaped products they ship. In this webcast learn how American Standard and other building products companies are successfully overcoming these obstacles with the help of transportation systems technology.

Workforce Performance Management in Retail

Presenter: Paul Wolf, RedPrairie

November 16, 2005 10:30am CST

Labor costs are a large component of total expense for retail companies. This webcast will focus on ways to reduce labor costs while improving quality and customer service by implementing advanced planning and scheduling, performance monitoring and incentive-based programs.

Global Trade Management

Guest presenter: Beth Enslow, Aberdeen Group

November 17, 2005 10:30am CST

Effectively handling international shipments and trade management is a function still in its infancy for most companies. In this webcast, Beth Enslow, Vice President, Enterprise Research for Aberdeen Group, will discuss her latest research on International Logistics and important considerations for developing a global trade management strategy.

Looking Ahead in Distribution Labor Management

Guest presenter: Greg Aimi, AMR Research

Guest presenter: Jill Valuch, Con Agra

December 1, 2005 10:00am CST

AMR Research recently completed an industry survey comparing what executives felt was important for effective workforce management and what their current systems offered. In this special 2-hour webcast, Greg Aimi, the author of the report, will explain the significance of the findings, and Jill Valuch of Con Agra will share a user’s perspective.

Workforce Performance Management in Wholesale

Presenter: Peter Schnorbach, RedPrairie

December 6, 2005 10:30am CST

Labor costs represent 50-70 percent of wholesale distribution expense, yet most wholesalers still use outmoded performance measurement programs. This webcast will show how advanced workforce performance management solutions can reduce labor costs 10-35 percent while improving quality and service.

On-Demand TMS

Presenter: Erv Bluemner, RedPrairie

December 14, 2005 10:30am CST

For most companies managing transportation systems is not a core competency, hence the rise in On-Demand transportation solutions that provide the benefits of sophisticated transportation optimization when needed, without the upfront investment in systems, hardware and implementations. This webcast will explain the value proposition, risks and most suitable environments for On-Demand solutions.

About RedPrairie Corporation

For over 30 years RedPrairie has enabled leading global companies to create competitive advantage through supply chain excellence. RedPrairie’s comprehensive technology solutions provide rapid and sustainable return on investment by optimizing the performance of people, places and processes.

RedPrairie provides industry-tailored solutions for diverse markets, including consumer goods, direct to consumer and traditional retail, food and beverage, high tech / electronics, third party logistics, industrial / wholesale, automotive and service parts, and pharmaceuticals.

For additional information, call 1.877.733.7724, or access