Recognized as visionary with end-to-end supply chain approach
MILWAUKEE–(EMWPresswire)–RedPrairie Corporation, a world leading consumer driven optimization
company, announced today that Chris Hickey, senior vice president of
sales, was chosen as a supply chain industry Rainmaker by DC Velocity
magazine. The magazine’s editorial advisory
board selected Hickey as one of twelve Rainmakers –
industry leaders who advance the practice of supply chain management.
Hickey, a six-year RedPrairie veteran, has been involved in the supply
chain industry for twelve years. His sales leadership has delivered
profits every quarter for RedPrairie. Under his sales leadership,
RedPrairie now serves eleven of the top 20 global retailers and seven of
the top ten consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies in the world.
Hickey has played a key role in RedPrairie’s
evolution to providing solutions that manage the supply chain from
end-to-end, enabling the optimization of people and products from
manufacturing all the way to the store shelf.
“Historically the distribution center has been
primarily concerned with fulfilling orders and with trailers leaving on
time. But if you are delivering to a store and they cannot receive it
efficiently or get it out onto the shelf and to the customer in a timely
fashion, it doesn’t matter how quickly it
moved through the distribution channel. Logistics professionals need to
be open-minded and look at the entire supply chain. In the retail
environment, they need to be aware of how they are sending product out
to the store. They need to prepare it, so that it can be efficiently
moved into a selling position. Our view of end-to-end takes into account
the distribution process as well as the point of final consumption,
addressing both physical movement of product and management of labor
across the entire network,” said Hickey.
“We are very proud of Chris for achieving the
supply chain industry Rainmaker award,” said
Mike Mayoras, CEO of RedPrairie. “The
approach that Chris has set as a vision for our sales team enables our
customers to pull together and chase the same goal –
an optimized consumer-driven approach to best manage their people and
products throughout the supply chain. And that has led to the astounding
growth that RedPrairie has experienced over the past six years that
Chris has been with us.”
In addition to his work at RedPrairie, Hickey has served as a member of
several key logistics industry associations, including APICS –
the Association for Operations Management, the Council of Supply Chain
Management Professionals, and the Warehousing Education and Research
About RedPrairie Corporation
RedPrairie is a world leading consumer driven optimization company.
Built on an advanced Service
Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 15 years, the
RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities
to over 32,000 sites worldwide for many of the world’s
solutions synchronize 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 synchronize 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 1.877.733.7724, or
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