RedPrairie's enhanced Transportation Management System (TMS) enables greater efficiency and profit for third-party logistics (3PL) providers : Updated transportation management solution capabilities drive efficiency and profit through increased customer collaboration, more accurate pricing and billing for 3PL providers

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RedPrairie Corporation, a consumer-driven optimization company, has announced enhanced features for third-party logistics (3PL) providers in its newest Transportation Management (TMS) release. The new capabilities include a consignment booking portal, easier and more precise client billing and contract management, and an expanded collaboration portal – a component that allows customers, shippers, carriers, vendors and stores to share information and jointly manage shipments online.

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They need tools to manage client contracts, correctly price and bill their services, and effectively communicate with customers and carriers. This new transportation management release provides those 3PL tools while offering a portal that speeds and simplifies interaction between all trading partners.

"3PL providers face additional challenges beyond those of most shippers," says Erv Bluemner, RedPrairie's Vice President of Product Strategy, "They need tools to manage client contracts, correctly price and bill their services, and effectively communicate with customers and carriers. This new transportation management release provides those 3PL tools while offering a portal that speeds and simplifies interaction between all trading partners."

The new transportation management (TMS) release is specially designed to automate information sharing, business transactions, and contract management, as well as invoice creation and adjustments between 3PLs and their clients. These features make each business relationship more efficient and transparent for all parties.

"We understand that working with several different customers in a complicated industry is a taxing endeavor," says Bluemner, "The new transportation management release automates and simplifies this process, providing a level of visibility and customer service not previously available, resulting in happier customers and more profitable 3PLs."

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 E2e™ 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, a consumer-driven optimization company, has announced enhanced features for third-party logistics (3PL) providers in its newest Transportation Management (TMS) release.

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