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.
Apparel Magazine, May 6, 2011 by Deena M. Amato-McCoy - You would be hard pressed to find a Men's Wearhouse television ad that didn't feature CEO George Zimmer assuring viewers, "You'll like the way you look. I guarantee it." To deliver on this pledge, the chain strives to have the right product at the time the shopper is ready to make a purchase - not an easy task for a multi-channel operation. In effort to "save the sale," according the Ken Muggeridge, the chain's vice president of operations, the chain uses an integrated platform that delivers optimal product to the proper retail channel.
Logistics Management, May 1, 2011 by Roman Cho - For more than a decade, the fashion giant’s WMS has kept pace with several ERP integrations and the installation of a slew of materials handling equipment—all in an effort to keep the company on top of the fickle fashion world.
STORES Magazine, April 1, 2011 by M.V. Greene -
A customer enters a retail establishment, looking for that washer-dryer, hybrid vehicle, blue suit or pair of Jordans. Empowered by limitless web research, changes are she already knows the specs of the product, including features, functions, costs and benefits. No hard sell needed -- no need to hone in on the washer-dryer’s energy ratings or the hybrid's gas-saving features as selling points.
So what’s left for the retail store associate to do? Locate the product within the retail supply chain, close the deal and get it into the customer... View Article
Consumer Goods Technology, February 9, 2011 by Editor - GUESS? implements Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solution from the Manhattan SCOPE supply chain portfolio to optimize distribution in both the Los Angeles and Louisville DCs. Manhattan's Warehouse Management (WMS) solution, which is included in the Distribution Management solution suite, is designed for optimal collaboration and communication with an extensive network of suppliers and partners.
Modern Materials Handling, November 1, 2010 -
Supporting sales and measuring performance across 1,800 retail and specialty stores on two continents can stretch the seams of a growing business. A warehouse management system (WMS) allowed Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters to transform its supply chain processes with a long-term solution that would support operations across all of its channels. View Article
Stores, October 13, 2010 by Len Lewis -
Scheduling deliveries to inner-city locations requires careful planning
With their population density and high-spending consumers, inner-city areas have once again become magnets for everything from convenience stores to warehouse clubs. But the transition from suburban sprawl to urban small can be beset by even relatively simple processes like accepting delivery and unloading a truck on city streets.
RIS News, October 7, 2010 by Adam Blair - Doing so much business that you bump up against the capacity of your warehouse management system is what’s known as a Good Problem to Have—but it’s a problem that needs to be solved nonetheless. Urban Outfitters had been using its ERP system to formulate its warehouse management processes and run its distribution centers (DCs), but “it was getting to be difficult to maintain our pace of growth with the limited functionality on our base ERP system,” says Mike Sparks, director, supply chain systems at Urban Outfitters.
RIS News, October 1, 2010 -
With increasingly empowered shoppers entering stores armed with detailed information about products, prices and promotions—both yours and your competitors’— retailers need to ensure that their store assortments remain relevant to their customers’ needs. But the recent recession forced many retailers to tighten inventories, leading to less selection and, in some cases, out-of-stocks. This combination has renewed interest in localized assortments, based not just on a store’s characteristics and sales history but on sophisticated customer... View Article
Stores, September 1, 2010 by Fiona Soltes -
A new set of analytics tools, combined with internally developed decision support systems, has helped Orvis see its total needs across the business and better plan purchasing decisions. These days, Holmes says, the company has “the visibility and the confidence to make the right decisions” in terms of product purchasing and retail replenishment.
These new tools are part of an Advanced Planning suite of solutions offered by Atlanta-based Manhattan Associates that includes planning and forecasting, replenishment, multi-channel assortment... View Article