E.J. Pope & Son Upgrades Retail Store Supply Chain

E.J. Pope & Son, Inc., which does business as Handy Mart, has purchased RedPrairie's (Milwaukee) BlueCube Enterprise Software for convenience store retailers. Handy Mart will implement the supply chain management, financial management, learning management, time and attendance, and scheduling solutions in all of its 43 locations. The software will reportedly help Handy Mart improve labor cost, inventory management and customer service.
"We were to the point that we needed a cost effective way to improve the efficiency of our supply chain," said Judson Pope, E.J. Pope & Son, Inc.'s president. "RedPrairie's subscription model allows us to implement back office technology affordably by reducing our up front costs."
David Bunch, v.p. of operations added, "We're excited about implementing RedPrairie's integrated features of store level forecasted ordering, time and attendance, and electronic employee scheduling to reduce costs in those areas, and we will use the learning management and e-courses to quickly deliver training to employees so we can realize rapid adoption of these features."
E.J. Pope & Son, Inc. is a third generation family-owned business founded in 1919, and currently operates 43 Handy Mart convenience stores supporting Exxon, BP, and proprietary gasoline brands. Handy Mart also offers food service at 14 locations including deli, Subway, Pizza Inn, and White Swan Chicken & Barbeque programs.

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