Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

RedPrairie buys SaaS warehouse management provider

RedPrairie has taken over SmartTurn, which produces a software-as-a-service warehouse management system. It will add the WMS to its E²e productivity suite.

RedPrairie said the acquisition would give it the flexibility to provide a WMS for any distribution operation, and it could now also provide increased visibility and collaboration between large distribution operations and their partner hubs that are too small for a traditional WMS.

SmartTurn’s Inventory and WMS, is used at more than 200 facilities. It will be rebranded as RedPrairie’s On-Demand WMS and will focus on less complex distribution operations with rapid implementation demands and flexible pricing model requirements.

RedPrairie chief executive Mike Mayoras said: “The continued growth and emphasis in supply chain execution requires that all companies, regardless of size, have access to technologically advanced inventory and WMS solutions.”

*RedPrairie has been selected by Imperial Logistics to provide warehouse management systems for its warehouse estate in southern Africa.

RedPrairie’s WMS has been used Imperial subsidiary TFD for the past eight years. TFD distributes products to some 4,000 retail outlets for Tiger Consumer Brands, Mars Africa, KWV Southern Africa, Energizer Schick and Heinz Foods, all leading FMCG suppliers.

Cobus Rossouw, chief executive of the Integration Services Division of IMPERIAL Logistics, said: “Imperial Logistics and RedPrairie have structured a partnership that allows us to apply world leading technology to operations with varying complexities in a cost-effective way.”