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Furniture Broch

Furniture Broch

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Published by Rumana Shaikh

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Published by: Rumana Shaikh on Jun 25, 2012
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Supply Chain Solutionsor Furniture Retail
Optimizing Service and Eciency
Like many urniture retailers, El Dorado Furniture o Miami, Florida relies on their supply chainto keep inventory moving and customers happy in a competitive and sometimes ckle market.RedPrairie solutions have helped El Dorado and other urniture retailers improve customer serviceand eciency, and manage the operational issues unique to the urniture industry. Standardinteraces to ERP systems widely used in this sector ensure these benets are achieved quickly,without expensive systems integration work.
Best Service at Least Cost >
Choosing urnitureor the home is a very personal experience, oteninvolving considerable investment in time andhousehold budget. It is understandable customersdemand the highest level o quality and service.They expect wide selection, products that canbe treated or customized on demand, ast,accurate delivery, and the ability to reuse orreturn goods easily.The challenge acing retailers is providing this levelo service cost eectively, while managing behindthe scenes operational issues like rapidly changingproduct lines, easily damaged inventory, and highlabor and other overhead costs.Against this backdrop, supply chain operationsand technology can help drive eciencies ininventory warehousing and distribution, as wellas creating competitive advantage throughimproved, more fexible customer service.RedPrairie solutions or urniture retail are in useat dozens o sites across the U.S. and Europe.Warehouse Management/HF, RedPrairie’s warehousemanagement system specically designed orthe urniture industry, enables customers to trackinventory, monitor returns and improve productivity.And because it comes with pre-built interacesto the GERS sotware widely using in this industry,as well as to other leading ERPS systems, the typicalintegration headaches go away.Other RedPrairie applications or urniture enableretailers to manage yard operations, control andrecoup the cost o special services such as applyingcustom nishes, manage delivery feets, and givecustomers real-time order and delivery statusinormation online.
“I could go on for days about RedPrairieand Warehouse Management/HF.It manages our entire warehouseoperations, and the results generated regarding productivity and customer service have been nothing short of spectacular. Not to mention the level of service provided by RedPrairie.They have treated our company asif it were their own.”
El Dorado FurnitureFlorida
Optimizing Service and Eciency
Real Benefts Achieved by RedPrairie Retail Furniture Customers:
22% labor savings while increasing DC throughput30% rise in productivity by interleaving picking and putaway tasksPostponed investment in DC expansion through more efcient
use o existing acility
Cut returns processing to one hour from 3-7 days, making inventory
immediately available or resale

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