RedPrairie has enhanced its WMS warehouse management solution specifically designed to improve the quality and efficiency of shipment and delivery of food and other perishable goods.
While useful for a variety of multi-environment and campus distribution operations, these enhancements are especially helpful for food distributors and grocery retailers.
Comments Tom Kozenski, RedPrairie vice president product strategy, “In food and grocery distribution you frequently have shipments comprised of frozen, refrigerated and dry goods on a single truck. By providing advanced algorithms for picking, staging and loading these items across multi-temperature and multiple building campus environments, we enable our customers to maximise the efficiency of temperature-controlled trailers while effectively managing the loading operations.”
Traditionally, multi-stop loads common in retail and grocery delivery are loaded in stop sequence. But this is not appropriate when loading a multi-temperature controlled trailer or when loading orders from multiple buildings within a campus environment.
Instead, RedPrairie has created sophisticated loading algorithms that take into account multiple loading doors and temperature zones on trailers, as well as stop sequencing, when performing picking, staging and loading operations.
This protects the quality of food and other perishables, improves the accuracy and efficiency of loading operations, and reduces shipping costs and damages.
The multi-temperature loading enhancements are contained in the new version of RedPrairie’s WMS system which is now available in general release.