Sydney Australia – RedPrairie has enhanced its E²e supply chain execution solution suite to enable Australian third party logistics providers (3PLs) to better manage the complex inventory management requirements of multi-client public warehouses.
Client inventory management – The new release offers enhanced functionality to manage the added complexities of managing inventory belonging to multiple clients within a single facility or campus.
Comments Tom Kozenski, RedPrairie vice president product strategy, “3PL’s face all of the distribution complexities of a normal warehouse multiplied by the number of clients each facility services. In addition, they have to manage the inventory ownership and billing characteristics unique to multi-tenancy operations. The new release strengthens functions that make this process easier for our many 3PL customers.”
Inventory receiving – As the agent for client receipt of product from suppliers, 3PLs must conform to client rules for over-receipt. The enhanced capabilities allow over-receipt tolerances to be set by supplier, part or client default. General default tolerances can also be set. This allows control to be as tight or loose as each client desires.
Inventory ownership and billing – There are several common scenarios where ownership of inventory within public warehouses can change hands between clients or between the 3PL and a client. The new release makes transfer of ownership simple.
The system records and tracks ownership, displaying it on RF equipment, screens and reports. It also creates transfer logs and associated billing transactions to accurately reflect the transfer.
Says Emerson Judkins, Director of Operations for Interstate Warehousing, “Transfer of inventory ownership is a common occurrence for us. RedPrairie’s enhanced capabilities make it a lot easier for us to manage this to meet client requirements.”
RedPrairie’s new version of the supply chain suite is now available in general release and is being implemented at many new client sites.