To allow automatic re-sourcing of shorted orders
RedPrairie, a provider of supply chain management services, has enhanced its enterprise visibility system for 2009 with updated sourcing and recall capabilities.
According to RedPrairie, integration of these new features will come as part of its 2009.1 supply chain execution suite release, designed to lower the cost of transporting goods from manufacturing to store, and back to manufacturing if necessary.
RedPrairie has said that updates to enterprise visibility will also allow automatic re-sourcing of shorted orders, meaning the system will now fulfill shipment from alternate locations in case the original source becomes unviable. In total, the updates to enterprise visibility can improve user productivity across all supply chain operations.
In addition, the new updates include functionality to expand the number of details available to effectively recall products at market. The system will now allow component and finished goods tracking through the use of serial numbers, as well as kit and component-level inventory sales, enabling customers to perform and act on recall requests with minimal time and expense. The updates also allow finished goods tracking through RFID. All of this data can be accessed and organized using the system’s updated visibility screen.
Mike Mayoras, CEO of RedPrairie, said: In today’s recessionary economic environment, reducing cost and improving efficiency have become of paramount importance. RedPrairie’s updated Enterprise Visibility solution will assist our customers in achieving both, by reducing the cost needed to ship a product, and the effort in getting it back.