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Three-day implementation of automated RFID solution

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article image RedPrairie announced they have completed a three day implementation of an automated RFID labeling system at Ocean Spray's Sulphur Springs, Texas facility.

REDPRAIRIE Corporation , a global leader in supply chain technology solutions that enable business process transformation, has completed a three day implementation of an automated RFID labeling system at Ocean Spray's Sulphur Springs, Texas facility. Ocean Spray put the RFID solution in place to meet retailer compliance requirements.

Ocean Spray, North America's leading producer of canned and bottled juices and juice drinks, uses the system in a post manufacturing set-up, tagging cases of juice products. Labels are affixed to cases running on a conveyor retrofitted with a Weber Print Applicator. The cases are then palletized and shipped to several Texas based Wal-Mart distribution centers.

"We selected RedPrairie based on the organization's service offering and their strength in the consumer packaged goods market. We could have selected a standalone RFID vendor, but chose RedPrairie on what may be a long term strategy of integrating RFID with a best-of-breed warehouse management system," said Ed Mahoney, Ocean Spray Project Manager.

Ocean Spray took an exploratory approach in the implementation of this initial system, noting read-rate percentages, tag application speeds, implementation time, and how the system worked in a production line.

The company plans to use the data for improved deduction management to verify, manage and improve production; and for promotion management to determine effectiveness of promotional campaigns and develop guidelines for volume production for campaigns through sales history analysis.

Comments John Jazwiec, RedPrairie Company Leader, "Ocean Spray went above and beyond the retailer compliance requirements with the implementation of the automated RFID solution. We are impressed by Ocean Spray's long term vision, and their understanding of how strong of an enabler this technology is for extended visibility and optimal supply chain execution."

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