RedPrairie WMS brings better visibility, efficiency and control to Yard Management through RFID : New WMS release supports use of RFID technology from check-in to check-out

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RedPrairie Corporation, a world leading consumer driven optimization company, has integrated radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology into its Yard management system ā€“ a module of its WMS ā€“ to provide customers with a new level of visibility and control over yard operations and asset management. By using the area-awareness properties of RFID to track trailers from gate check-in through check-out, customers will be able to reduce the time, cost and uncertainties of managing trailer movements within their campuses.

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Tom Kozenski, RedPrairie vice president product strategy, comments, "Customers with hundreds of trailers in their yards found that even with previous generation yard management systems and RF technology, tracking and locating individual trailers for yard movements and audits was challenging, especially when you consider the impact of the weather elements. Those without system support were even worse off. But the ability of RFID technology to read all of the tags in a given area makes finding trailers and verifying movements a natural by-product of proximity to fixed or mobile readers. This makes yard management more accurate and efficient."

With the new WMS Yard management release, RFID readers at gates read passive RFID tags on trailers as they enter or leave the yard to verify and record their presence on-site. Fixed zone readers or mobile readers can be used to locate trailers within the yard, confirm trailer movements, and support yard audits. Built-in Event Management capabilities in the WMS can alert managers and initiate resolution to exceptions uncovered by the RFID reads.

The RFID-enablement of Yard management is contained in RedPrairie's latest release of its industry-leading Warehouse Management solution (WMS). RedPrairie was a pioneer in integrating RFID technology into warehouse management operations and its WMS five years ago and continues to find new ways to leverage this technology to streamline distribution and provide efficient asset management.

About RedPrairie Corporation

RedPrairie is a world leading consumer driven optimization company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 15 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 32,000 sites worldwide for many of the world's largest companies.

RedPrairie's E2eā„¢ solutions synchronize people and products throughout the customer buying cycle to ensure goods reach the right place at the right time. At the point of sale, this means consumers have access to desired products and that the store is staffed with the right people to help them make their purchases. In the production cycle, it means suppliers and manufacturers time and synchronize shipments and production based on demand signals from the retailer. And in the back room of the store, it means having the least amount of inventory, solving the "last yard" problem of the retail supply chain.

With 20 global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides unparalleled service and support. For additional information, call 1.877.733.7724, or access http://www.RedPrairie.com.

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RedPrairie Corporation has integrated radio-frequency identification technology (RFID) into its Yard management system, a module of its WMS, to provide customers with a new level of visibility and control over yard operations.

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