Pittsburgh Logistics Systems Selects Supply Chain Management Solution

Third-party logistics provider to enhance its competitive advantage with RedPrairie's optimization technology

Third-party logistics provider to enhance its competitive advantage with RedPrairie's optimization technology

Milwaukee, WI — July 26, 2006 — Pittsburgh Logistics Systems Inc. (PLS), a third-party logistics provider to the metals, lumber and building materials industry, has selected RedPrairie Corp.'s DLx Transportation Management Solution (TMS) for enhancing order and shipment optimization. The solutions are expected to enable PLS to provide the next generation of technology-enabled third-party transportation management services to its clients.

Since 1991, PLS has been providing third-party logistics management solutions that combine technologies, processes and personnel. PLS said it will utilize RedPrairie's TMS optimization, workflow and event management tools to enhance its current transportation management system, eflatbed.com.

Robert J. Dunn, president of Pittsburgh Logistics Systems Inc., explained that his company's success has been based on providing clients access to the best supply chain and transportation management technologies in the market.

"After months of evaluation, we recognized that RedPrairie's TMS tools, specifically the COPLEX optimization engine, were superior to other tools available," he said. "Once implemented, we will enhance our technology to provide automated order and load optimization, continuous move and route optimization, customized event management triggers and a customizable work-flow. The combination of eflatbed.com and RedPrairie will elevate PLS's technology platform to the pinnacle of planning and shipment execution solutions in the marketplace."

Dunn added that PLS chose RedPrairie as its supply chain technology partner because of the functionality of its optimization tools, capacity to deploy in a modular fashion and its flexibility to meet clients' constantly changing business requirements.

Commented John Jazwiec, RedPrairie company leader: "Pittsburgh Logistics is a technology pacesetter and 3PL leader to the metal and building supply industries. They have spent over 15 years fine-tuning their technology and processes to meet the transportation needs of their clients. We're glad they chose to partner with us to enhance their TMS offerings and we look forward to helping them attain the next level of their success."