Flextronics Global Services (FGS) have announced that they have begun the rollout process of RedPrairie's warehouse management system (WMS) and transportation management system (TMS) across their global network of facilities.
According to Flextronics Global Services, this improvement in supply chain visibility addresses the need for customers to make real-time changes at various points in the supply chain in order to accommodate fluctuations in market demand. Beginning with a pilot programme implementation in December 2008, Flextronics Global Services expect full migration of RedPrairie's WMS and TMS systems to occur over the next 24 months.
According to Flextronics Global Services, the implementation of RedPrairie's WMS and TMS systems is a key part of the process they are undertaking to achieve standardisation, efficiency and scalability across their global network of sites, so that they can provide customers with higher visibility throughout their entire supply chain and an improved service in terms of the flexibility to interface data in and out of the system.
Flextronics Global Services can integrate a combination of internally developed proprietary IT solutions with applications to seamlessly communicate with the IT systems of their suppliers, third party providers and customers. Strategic system improvements, such as the global deployment of RedPrairie's WMS and TMS systems, ensure that Flextronics Global Services provide their customers with cutting-edge IT solutions. Flextronics Global Services selected RedPrairie's WMS and TMS systems for their collaborative functionality and customer-oriented approach to visibility within the post-manufacturing supply chain.
Flextronics Global Services observe that by moving to one single platform across their global network of sites will cut operational overheads, deliver efficiency improvements, reduce costs for customers and enable rapid implementations of new businesses.