ADS Upgrades WMS, Adopts Productivity Management

Taps long-time provider RedPrairie for warehouse management system update, labor management apps

Waukesha, WI — October 17, 2003 — Third-party logistics (3PL) provider Automated Distribution Systems (ADS) is tapping solution provider RedPrairie for a warehouse management system (WMS) upgrade and is purchasing RedPrairie's advanced Productivity Management and DLx CompTrak solutions.

The agreement also expands an existing facility contract to include ADS' new facility next year.

"We determined the relationships we've established with RedPrairie's team, and the functionality and results we would continue to derive from their solutions, would be invaluable to our company in the long run," said Bruce Mantz, director of operations at ADS. "We evaluated several warehouse management vendors, but RedPrairie remained the clear choice."

Since ADS primarily serves the retail industry, visibility into inventory, order accuracy and timeliness of shipments were important factors in their WMS decision. "RedPrairie's WMS offered our customers and our team the visibility we need, and even more critical, the order accuracy our customers demand," Mantz said.

ADS also wanted to make its existing incentive-based pay program more accurate. "We determined that DLx CompTrak will enable us to precisely track labor costs at a task level by employee, as well as calculate gross and incentive pay," said Mantz. "This enhancement will help us compensate our employees more fairly and help us maintain better records."

ADS also selected DLx Labor, RedPrairie's advanced Productivity Management solution. The company is looking to increase employee productivity through better visibility, coupled with engineering standards to be developed by RedPrairie.

Headquartered in Edison, N.J., ADS, is a longtime user of RedPrairie's WMS.