Build-to-Order (BTO) and Inventory Sequencing solutions

RedPrairie, a world leading consumer driven optimisation company, has integrated Build-To-Order manufacturing capabilities designed for highly complex sequencing into its industry-leading E2e™ supply chain execution suite.

Functionality such as Build-to-Order (BTO), Just-in-time (JIT) in line sequencing, error proofing and traceability originally developed for the automotive industry is now available for manufacturers and suppliers of other complex products, including electronics, computers, glass, windows and doors.

The result is sophisticated in-line sequencing capabilities that reduce costs and improve material and information flows.

The RedPrairie solution tracks component levels, revision levels, expiration dates, and code dates which are critical for recall traceability, warranty processing, returns disposition and repair forecasting.

The capabilities are fully integrated with RedPrairie WMS and complement existing RedPrairie solutions for kitting, de-kitting, light assembly, and returns/repair processing.

The seamless integration with configurable workflows was made possible by the fact the RedPrairie applications share a granular inventory model that tracks item attributes.

RedPrairie vice president product strategy Tom Kozenski says the company is continuing to add value to customers’ operations by enabling them to reduce costs and improve service levels.

“No other supply chain software supplier has such a sophisticated solution,” he says. “You can’t just add these multi-level Bill-of-Material data structures to a generic WMS. The application has to natively support this very granular inventory model.”

“That’s what makes this integration so powerful. Manufacturers and their suppliers both need this type of application to properly sequence inventory to production lines,” Kozenski says.

RedPrairie supply chain customers have been leveraging this granular inventory tracking and multi-level Bill-of-Materials model for over 12 years in areas such as kitting, de-kitting, light assembly, and returns/repair processing.

To this was added the just-in-time in-line inventory sequencing, error proofing and traceability used by leading automotive manufacturers. The combination provides an end-to-end manufacturing and supply chain solution that streamlines operations, reduces costs and provides more accurate, timely delivery to customers.

About RedPrairie Corporation

RedPrairie is a world leading consumer driven optimisation company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 10 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 25,000 sites worldwide for many of the world’s largest companies.

RedPrairie’s E2e™ solutions synchronise 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 synchronise 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 + 86 21 5230 2711 (China) +61.2.8923 6225 (Australia), +91 80 2649 4052 (India) or access

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