RedPrairie , a productivity software provider, announced today that Staples, the world’s largest office products company, has selected RedPrairie’s Workforce Management solution to provide support for labour across Staples’ U.S. retail supply chain operations. Nearly 1,500 employees will use the solution in four distribution centres located near Hagerstown, Md.; Killingly, Conn.; Terre Haute, Ind.; and Rialto, Ca.
“Our organisation wanted a workforce solution that could provide visibility beyond the walls of a distribution centre,” says Bill Ross, Staples Vice President of Retail Distribution. “We viewed RedPrairie as a best-of-breed selection among other vendors. In particular, our company liked RedPrairie’s real-time productivity reporting, and their ability to forecast labour requirements across an entire supply network.”
Staples is the world's largest office products company. We're committed to making it easy for our customers around the globe to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With $23 billion in sales, Staples serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Staples plans to make good use of the system’s Quality Management component, allowing administrators to observe and coach associates along the route to maximized efficiency.
“Staples is a true heavyweight in both the size and scope of their supply chain operations,” says RedPrairie CEO Mike Mayoras. “The sheer volume of product they sell results from the efficiency of their distribution centre associates. RedPrairie is proud to have a role in making their organization that much more productive, and we look forward to seeing the system up and running in the coming months.”