RedPrairie Corporation: RedPrairie Partners with ORTEC to Offer Load Planning and Optimization Solution

PalletCtlTM maximizes transportation capacity and optimally builds loads to increase cube utilization and lower freight costs

Milwaukee, WI – RedPrairie Corporation, a global leader in supply chain technology solutions that enable business process transformation, announced today that it is partnering with ORTEC, a leading provider of advanced planning and scheduling software, to offer PalletCtl™ for pallet and trailer-load building. The solution optimizes the positioning of products onto a trailer. Customers benefit from increased cube utilization on trailers, decreased damage during shipping and lower freight costs.

ORTEC has already implemented the solution at more than 50 companies in a wide range of industries throughout the world. It will now also be an integrated part of the RedPrairie extended Supply Chain Execution (eSCETM) suite of products providing seamless logistics performance.

PalletCtl supports the physical processes involved in loading goods into containers, trucks, railcars and airfreight containers by building pallets and trailers based on carrier or item characteristics and customer requirements. The software creates detailed, graphical loading instructions, which allow for optimal utilization of various types of shipping containers. The solution uses sophisticated logic that can be used with many types of items and varying shipping characteristics.

Tom Kozenski, Product Marketing Leader for Distribution Products states, “ORTEC is a clear leader in providing advanced planning and scheduling technology. We are fortunate to partner with them to offer such robust capability that is integrated with our other supply chain solutions. PalletCtl is yet another tool in the RedPrairie Extended Supply Chain Execution suite of products that improves both worker productivity and product quality, while lowering the total logistics costs for our customers.” PalletCtl offers the following functionality and benefits:

* Simulation of the loading process for optimal capacity planning
* Optimization of loading space and reduction of trailers required for shipping
* Optimal load building determined in seconds, even for special trucks
* Detailed documentation of loads, both in graphical and in list form
* Presentation of detailed loading instructions for commissioned pallets
* Easy localizing of hazardous materials
* Reduction of processing time and minimization of waiting time during loading
* Increased quality of outbound loads

PalletCtl is integrated with the RedPrairie Extended Supply Chain Execution (eSCETM) suite. The solution is embedded within RedPrairie’s best of breed optimization engine, which allows the pallet and trailer tasks to be issued to the workforce in the most productive manner.

Founded in 1981, ORTEC is one of the largest independent providers of advanced planning & scheduling software and professional consulting services. ORTEC currently has over 500 employees and offices in North America and Europe. More than 800 customers in different industries already benefit from ORTEC’s advanced planning and scheduling 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’s industry differentiator is its Extended Supply Chain Execution suite, which uniquely provides end-to-end resource optimization, from the start of the manufacturing process, through the entire distribution chain, including the presentation to the consumer.

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.

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RedPrairie Public Relations Contacts: North Americas & Asia Pac Europe
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