LITTLE ROCK, AK (PRWEB) August 24, 2004
Mainstream Technologies, Inc., a Little Rock, Arkansas-based technology company, today announced the completed development of the new Retail Distribution Management Solution (rDMS) which it co-developed with Houston-based Compliance Networks.
rDMS is a new product offering in the Warehouse Management arena tailored to the retail flow distribution model. rDMS fully supports the activities of central distribution centers, third party logistics providers and store receiving operations in both direct-to-store and central distribution models. rDMS also fully supports pre- and post-distributed purchasing models. The design emphasis on retail-centric supply chains yields superior support for vendor performance verification, floor-ready service support and same-platform integrated store receiving functionality; in short, a single-source view of the retail logistics organization.
ÂTraditional, Âoff the shelfÂ warehouse solutions are costing retailers millions of dollars due to their inflexibility,Â said John Burgess, President of Mainstream Technologies, Inc. ÂUnlike traditional models, we designed the rDMS software to respond to the changing needs of the retail enterprise, not ask the enterprise to adapt to meet the needs of the software.Â
rDMS is built on an open source platform which results in faster, less disruptive and therefore less expensive implementations. DMS uses a best-practices process model and a best-of-breed exception detection/notification/resolution facility to leverage advance shipment information and optimize the retailerÂs investment in centralized distribution capacity.
ÂWe are pleased to have Mainstream Technologies as a development partner,Â noted Greg Holder, President of Compliance Networks. ÂTheir technical expertise and deep experience in and understanding of the retail business process made them the only choice for co-development of rDMS.Â
One of the first retailers to leverage the power of rDMS is Burlington Coat Factory, a national retailer of clothing, footwear, and accessories. ÂAfter extensive research and comparisons of some of the traditional warehouse management solutions, we concluded that none of them provided us with the cost-effective, user-friendly system we found with rDMS,Â said Dave Sanford, Vice President of Distribution Services at Burlington Coat Factory. ÂTraditional solutions depend on a ÂpullÂ environment which did not provide any more functionality than our current legacy system. The Compliance Networks/Mainstream Technologies solution goes beyond the normal WMS boundaries with a retail-centric architecture allowing us to manage our entire enterprise. This additional functionality supports our ÂpushÂ environment and is expected to dramatically reduce our inventory cycle times increasing our performance from both cost and service level perspectives.Â
About Mainstream Technologies
Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mainstream Technologies is a leading information technologies group and has been collaborating with clients to create idea-based solutions to business or technical problems since 1996. In addition to rDMS, Mainstream Technologies provides a full range of products and services to meet your needs including: Custom Application Development, IS/IT Consulting, Contract Programming, Application Service Provisioning, Electronic Vaulting. Mainstream Technologies is also Central ArkansasÂ first and only authorized Oracle reseller. For more information visit their website at http://www.mainstream-tech.com
About Compliance Networks
Compliance Networks is a Houston-based company offering innovative supply chain solutions designed for retailers. Compliance Networks solutions are centered on the concept of ÂVisibility, Accountability and PredictabilityÂ. Compliance Networks is one of the first companies in the supply chain sector to offer a no capital investment, self-funding solution. This revolutionary approach to process improvement allows leading edge retailers to reap unprecedented savings in their ongoing supply chain operations while forgoing virtually all of the risks associated with traditional software companies. For the Retailer, the results are a short time to benefit and a low risk, low effort solution that can achieve results in as little as 120 days. For more information visit their website at http://www.compliancenetworks.com
About Burlington Coat Factory
Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation (Nasdaq: BCF) is a national department store retail chain offering current, high quality, designer merchandise. Burlington Coat Factory stores feature outerwear, apparel, shoes, and accessories for the entire family, baby clothes, furniture, toys, home decor items, and gifts. Burlington serves over 330 stores in 42 states nationwide with annual revenues of 2.5 billion. Burlington Coat Factory can be found online at http://www.coat.com .
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