Leading U.S. Automotive Parts Retailer Selects Reflexis Task ManagerTM to Improve In-Store Operational Performance Through Streamlined Workflow and Communication and Real-Time Visibility Into Task Execution Status; AutoZone Also Selects Reflexis Corporate Process ManagerTM to Improve Cross-Functional Coordination in Merchandising Category Management
DEDHAM, MA–(Marketwire – August 20, 2008) – Reflexis Systems Inc. today announced that AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO), the leading retailer and a leading distributor of auto replacement parts and accessories in the United States, has selected Reflexis Task Manager™ to drive improved operational performance in its more than 4,000 stores. The Reflexis solution will enable AutoZone to streamline workflow and communications between corporate and its stores, improve cross-departmental planning, and gain real-time visibility into task execution status. Task Manager was chosen over its competition after a comprehensive review by a team that included AutoZone management and an outside consulting firm.
“We selected Task Manager on the basis of its rich feature set, proven reliability, and ability to scale across our enterprise,” said Bill Hackney, Vice President of Store Operations and Customer Satisfaction at AutoZone.
“We are honored and delighted that AutoZone is joining some of the world’s best known retailers that have increased sales, reduced costs, and improved customer service by implementing Reflexis solutions for task management and merchandising category management,” said Murtaza Ghadyali, Vice President of Product Management for Reflexis. “AutoZone has a long history of leveraging technology and new business processes to improve the efficiency of its supply chain. We look forward to driving similar efficiency improvements in AutoZone’s in-store operations and corporate planning while improving customer service and ensuring the consistent store-level execution of corporate strategy.”
About AutoZone, Inc.
As of May 20, 2008, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,032 AutoZone stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S. and 130 stores in Mexico.
AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, and service stations. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software. On the web, AutoZone sells diagnostic and repair information, and auto and light truck parts through www.autozone.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.
About Reflexis Systems, Inc.
Reflexis helps retailers turn strategy into action and increase sales. Reflexis customers include The Home Depot, Tesco plc, Sears Holdings, Staples, Circuit City, Toys “R” Us, Barnes & Noble, AutoZone, and many other Top 250 Global Retailers. Reflexis customers have reported dramatic improvements in store-level compliance with corporate strategies; higher productivity of merchandising, field, and store management; and increased sales and profitability.
Reflexis solutions enable retailers to drive excellence in their merchandising, store, and vendor operations by employees, suppliers, and third party service providers. Reflexis Systems, Inc. is privately held and headquartered in Dedham, Massachusetts, with the Customer Operations Group in Kennesaw, Georgia and international offices in the UK, Germany, and India. For more information, visit reflexisnew.wpengine.com.
David L. Andrews
Reflexis Systems, Inc.
3 Allied Drive, Suite 400
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 493-3400