Discover Manhattan Associates in the news. Below you’ll find recent articles and media coverage of Manhattan Associates, our supply chain solutions, and our customers. From supply chain trade magazines to regional, national and international business publications, read what the press has to say about supply chain management.
Modern Materials Handling, December 1, 2012 by Josh Bond - Labor is the largest cost center in any facility and, as a result, the focus of many efforts to improve efficiency. Yet, like so many entrenched practices, labor management is often rooted in outdated notions of optimal worker performance, scheduling and training. Bad habits are sometimes so well established that systems proven to dramatically improve labor efficiency seem incompatible with the prevailing culture of an operation.
Internet Retailer, May 9, 2012 by Paul Demery - Mexico-based retail chain Grupo Elektra plans to build an e-commerce presence far beyond its home turf, with a retail web site expected to launch this year in Argentina and another possibly in Guatemala, says Jorge Perez, director of I.T. for retail and supply chain systems. Elektra also plans to eventually sell online in the three other Latin American countries where it now operates stores, he adds.
Material Handling Logistics, December 7, 2011 by Tom Andel - The return on a technology investment doesn’t have to end. As long as there are opportunities to increase logistics productivity in a distribution center or on the road, customers will pursue them with networks of technology providers. These relationships are more partnership than purchasing.
Multichannel Merchant, October 25, 2011 by Peter Schnorbach - Just as merchants are developing faster, more nimble supply chains to respond to the new crosschannel retail environment, they must also optimize their labor resources to align with the constantly changing demand and throughput.
Modern Materials Handling, September 22, 2011 by Bob Trebilcock - When it comes to reducing your overhead in a down economy, the first place most people look is labor. Warehouses, factories, equipment and software are largely fixed costs, especially if you’ve already acquired or leased them. Labor, on the other hand, is flexible: A company can add or subtract from head count to reduce its operating costs.
Retail Touchpoints, May 26, 2011 by Debbie Hauss - Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2011 sales of $26.4 billion. Covering both the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s brands, the organization operates over 800 department stores, furniture galleries, outlet stores and the macys.com and bloomingdales.com websites.
As part of its Direct Strategic Growth Initiative (DSGI) announced in 20005, Macy’s was focused on continuing to increase its ecommerce sales, with a goal of hitting $1 billion in sales in 2011, up from $250 million.
To do so, Macy’s implemented Manhattan solutions to tackle... View Article
MHD Supply Chain Solutions, September 4, 2010 by Editor - As one of the largest suppliers of office products in the world, Corporate Express has undoubtedly excelled themselves with the design, layout and development of their new Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) at Erskine Park, New South Wales, Australia. The largest warehouse of its type within the Corporate Express portfolio, Erskine Park is now the flagship distribution centre and has already attracted significant interest within the local FMCG industry.
Corporate Express worked closely with the Manhattan Associates design team and implemented the latest version... View Article
RIS News, December 28, 2009 by Christina Zarrello - As Under Armour’s business boomed, more orders meant a more complicated distribution network to manage. When their warehouse management system couldn’t handle the influx of orders they turned to Manhattan Associate’s state-of-the-art SCOPE® software. Under Armour had such great success with Manhattan’s WMS that they later incorporated Manhattan’s Extended Enterprise Management (EEM) and Labor Management (LM) Solutions. They have increased efficiency from 140,000 units a day to 225,000 units a day thanks to the software’s slotting optimization, zone... View Article