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Value retailer focuses on process improvement as it accelerates expansion to 200 stores across the UK

Fast-expanding value retailer, The Range is implementing warehouse and workforce management, slotting optimisation and transportation portal solutions from RedPrairie

Established by entrepreneur Chris Dawson, The Range currently operates 46 stores nationwide, employs over 3,000 staff and offers 65,000 products across 16 departments including furniture, home furnishings, homeware, DIY and arts and crafts. There are plans to open more than 160 new outlets over the next four years.

Timely strategic investment

RedPrairie’s warehouse management solution is scheduled to go live in December 2010, followed by workforce management, slotting and transportation portal components.

Alex Simpkin, logistics manager at The Range, said: “With an aggressive plan to increase our number of outlets significantly by 2015, we required a highly scalable and flexible system. RedPrairie’s suite has proven capabilities in a high volume environment, and will enable us to better manage our growth, while increasing productivity, accuracy and customer satisfaction.”

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