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Mexican distributor implements RedPrairie WMS

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REDPRAIRIE has announced that Almacenadora Mercader (Almer), a leading Mexican grain distributor and third party logistics provider, has implemented RedPrairie's Warehouse Management System (WMS) 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 centres in 2006.

Almer says they have gained much efficiency since implementing RedPrairie WMS. Their customers and suppliers now have 24-hour online visibility into inventory and orders, taking the guesswork out of order fulfillment status.

Almer is able to use the space in their warehouse more effectively because they can mix products of different customers, whereas before implementing RedPrairie they had to be physically separated to maintain ownership.

Thanks to the technology within RedPrairie applications, Almer can now attract new customers by offering capabilities and advantages that their competitors cannot, like real time web-based visibility for specific inventories across multiple warehouses, automated events and alerts notifications and flexible, customer specific invoicing.

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