Grain Distributor and Third Party Logistics Provider Implements Second RedPrairie Distribution Center and Gains Multi-customer Capabilities and Increased Inventory Accuracy
Milwaukee, WI – 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 RedPrairie’s DLx Warehouse in its second Mexican distribution facility. The RedPrairie solution provides the ability to manage multiple customers in the same warehouse, including Internet visibility into inventory for customers and suppliers.
Almer chose the RedPrairie solution to offer better customer service and to improve revenues on third party logistics. The company implemented the RedPrairie solution in a 55,000-square-foot facility in Guadalajara, Jalisco and recently went live with the solution in a 40,000-square-foot facility in Mexico City. NetLogistiK, RedPrairie’s service partner in Mexico, is a key part of the implementation team. Almer plans to implement RedPrairie solutions in two more distribution centers in 2006.
“We have gained many efficiencies since implementing RedPrairie DLx Warehouse. Our customers and suppliers now have 24-hour online visibility into inventory and orders, taking the guesswork out of order fulfillment status. We are able to use the space in our warehouse more effectively because we can mix products of different customers, whereas before implementing RedPrairie they had to be physically separated to maintain ownership,” said Luis Garcia Serrato, CEO, Almer.
Serrato continued, “Thanks to the technology within RedPrairie applications, we are now able to attract new customers that we weren’t able to get before. Now we can offer capabilities and advantages that our competitors cannot, like real time web-based visibility for specific inventories across multiple warehouses, automated events and alerts notifications and flexible, customer specific invoicing.”
About Almacenadora Mercader
Headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico the company stores more than 1.3 million metric tons of grain among 38 warehouses in 14 different Mexican cities. Almer also provides third party logistics services to many Mexican companies, including Urrea Group and Kodak.
NetLogistiK delivers quick and lasting results (cost reductions; service, productivity and throughput improvements) by providing a comprehensive portfolio of logistics technology solutions and expertise in supply chain best practices. For more information, go to http://www.netlogistik.com.
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.
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