We were excited to hear from our friends at the
National Organization on Disability about how they are joining forces with
Reddwerks, an innovative software company based in Austin, Texas, to use its
products and services to promote full involvement of employees with
disabilities in the workplace.
March 20, 2012
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) and
Reddwerks have announced they are joining forces to promote full
involvement of employees with disabilities in the workplace using
products and services that open the doors to employment for all
potential workers. NOD has endorsed Reddwerks, whose state-of-the-art
distribution management systems software is designed to increase
flexibility and usability.
Technology is today's great equalizer, reducing barriers and giving
people with disabilities greater opportunities to become employed,
helping them learn faster, communicate better and achieve higher levels
of independence, while maximizing their specific skills to perform
Reddwerks WMS and WCS
software – which includes full warehouse management system, warehouse
control system and conveyor control system functionality – features a
state-of-the-art user interface design which includes the latest in
touchscreen and voice technology enabling workers of all skill levels to
excel. Training time for new workers is often reduced from two weeks to
a single shift by accommodating varied learning styles independent of
education and ability.
In addition, Reddwerks tracks worker productivity for all employees
across all work assignments in a distribution facility, in real time.
Giving companies the ability to track employee productivity demonstrates
that employees with disabilities can compete and often surpass
corporate standards and benchmarks for workplace performance.
Carol Glazer, NOD
President, says, "The National Organization on Disability commends
Reddwerks for the development of innovative software solutions that
increase opportunities for people with disabilities to become gainfully
Jean Belanger, Reddwerks Founder/CEO, went on to say, "Human resources are the challenge of the 21st
century; where are distribution facilities going to find the millions
of workers needed when the economy turns up from recent recessionary
levels? Bad software design with its poor user experience is stopping
the 54 million disabled Americans from rising to meet this challenge and
we are very proud to partner with NOD to make this happen. We started
this initiative nearly three years ago—designing our software for use by
everyone in our society and as such while we have a lot to do, we feel
we are off to a good start."
As part of Reddwerks commitment to enabling workers of all skill
levels to actively participate in our modern economy we are becoming a
member of the NOD CEO Council which includes some of the largest organizations in the United States including The Coca-Cola Company, J.C. Penney, Lowe's, UPS and Walmart.
Headquartered in Austin, TX, Reddwerks designs, develops and deploys the world's first single-product platform approach to distribution management systems
(DMS) software including WMS, WCS and CCS software functionality.
Reddwerks software is currently deployed in more than 50 high-volume
distribution facilities. Reddwerks counts as customers some of the
largest companies in the world, including five of the top ten retailers
in the US.
Since startup in 2003 Reddwerks has won many awards including, "Fastest growing company in Austin, TX" by Austin Business Journal, and "Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Management" by Gartner Inc.
The National Organization on Disability is a 30-year-old,
cross-disability organization whose mission is to expand the full
participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women, and
children with disabilities. Successful NOD programs include Bridges to
Business, Wounded Warrior Careers and the Start on Success student
internship program. With a focus on employment, NOD pilots innovation
practices, evaluates the results and disseminates lessons learned for
widespread replication and impact. For more information, visit www.nod.org.
For more information contact:
VP National Accounts
Meg O'Connell, PHR
Vice President, Corporate Programs
National Organization on Disability
Mar 27 2012, 03:59 PM
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