RedPrairie, a leading consumer driven Optimisation Company has declared that McPherson Oil Products (“McPherson”) has selected RedPrairie Warehouse Management to support its rapid expansion and increase customer satisfaction.
McPherson, a leading Southeast distributor of industrial lubricants and a full service petroleum products and services company, plans to implement the RedPrairie solutions at their two Regional Distribution Centres.
McPherson will implement RedPrairie at its Western Regional Distribution Centre located in Trussville, Alabama and at its Eastern Regional Distribution Centre located in Atlanta beginning in the fall of 2007.
In phase two of the implementation, McPherson will implement the RedPrairie solution at local warehouse locations throughout the US Southeast.
McPherson has experienced rapid growth in recent years and in response to this growth is making significant technology investments to enhance infrastructure and to support aggressive growth targets for the future.
McPherson’s inventory management and distribution operations are highly complex due to the fact that they are a multi-branded distributor of petroleum products.
The RedPrairie warehouse and enterprise solutions are expected to improve operational efficiencies and productivity, increase inventory turns and increase customer satisfaction.
McPherson chose RedPrairie over the competition because RedPrairie’s ideal breed solution offered the perfect fit in functional capabilities that were critical to the McPherson operation, including ease of integration with their existing technology infrastructure.
In addition, RedPrairie’s 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year customer support model was an important consideration for the McPherson team.
According to President Ken McPherson, “Consolidation in the industry is driving significant growth opportunities for McPherson. The RedPrairie solutions will be an essential component of our strategy to respond to growth while continuing to deliver industry leading customer satisfaction programs.”
Mike Bedford, Vice President Operations for McPherson adds, “McPherson Oil’s objective is to utilise best of breed technologies to drive efficiencies and productivity in our operations. We are raising the technology standard for the operations of our company, and we believe that our investments will establish us as a technology leader in the petroleum distribution industry”.
“While this industry has many unique characteristics, our joint experience within the direct store delivery (DSD) and third party logistics industries will translate into real results that will benefit McPherson and our customers for many years to come.”
John Jazwiec, RedPrairie President says, “McPherson is poised to be a leader in their industry from both a technology infrastructure and customer satisfaction perspective. Our joint dedication to this partnership will lead to a very successful implementation.”