Thursday, May 20, 2010

RedPrairie Acuires SmartTurn (On-Demand WMS)

SupplyChainBrain reports that:
"RedPrairie Corp. has wrapped up the acquisition of SmartTurn, a vendor of on-demand inventory and warehouse-management (WMS) software. The deal adds a multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS) WMS to the vendor’s E2eT productivity suite, while offering warehouse-management capability to distribution operations of all sizes and levels of complexity. SmartTurn’s inventory and WMS application, currently running at more than 200 facilities, will be rebranded as RedPrairie’s On-Demand WMS, focusing on distribution operations that are less complex, and in need of rapid implementation and a flexible pricing model.

"RedPrairie, which recently held its annual RedShift user conference in Orlando, Fla., also announced a number of product enhancements. Its Transportation Management software now has appointment-sharing capabilities, allowing carriers to schedule a single appointment covering multiple shipments. The functionality supports a receiving location’s need to manage the delivering trailer as a single unit, by scheduling a single dock to receive multiple shipments.

"The latest release of RedPrairie’s Warehouse Management application includes a touch screen for packing operations. The enhancement allows for the automated initiation, processing and closeout of packages intended for shipment from a warehouse or distribution center. Features include automatic calculation and selection of shippable boxes, in-line manifesting and scale interaction support, and enhanced visibility of problem containers."

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