ATLANTA - July 30, 2012 - Key executives from Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) customers Belk, Casual Male Retail Group and Clarks are winners of RIS News’ annual CIO of the Year Awards, featured in the latest issue of the retail industry publication. Designed to recognize outstanding retail leaders, CIO of the Year winners have been honored for their roles in driving their organizations through a time of intense competition and dramatic transformation.
Steve Katsirubas, Clarks North America chief information officer, was honored with the “Innovation” award, while Mike Laurenti, executive vice president and chief information officer for Belk and Jack McKinney, senior vice president and chief information officer for Casual Male, shared the “Strategic Impact” award.
Belk, Casual Male and Clarks are all supported by Manhattan’s industry-leading Warehouse Management solution from the Manhattan SCOPE® supply chain portfolio, designed to optimize and improve all processes within the four walls of a distribution center. In addition, Belk recently went live with Manhattan’s Distributed Order Management solution and Casual Male is also supported by Manhattan’s Supply Chain Intelligence solution.
“This honor is richly deserved—Belk, Casual Male and Clarks are all valued customers and innovative leaders in the retail industry,” said Jeff Mitchell, executive vice president, Americas, Manhattan Associates. “Industry-leading CIOs across all industries recognize that Manhattan is an integral part of their company’s enterprise software strategy.”
The awards were designed to look at how retail technology executives are adapting their organizations to the new retail environment. The nominations required specific detail about which areas of the business benefitted, what technologies were used, what stage the project is in and the ROI timeframe for the project.
About Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 22-year heritage of providing global supply chain excellence to more than 1,200 customers worldwide that consider supply chain optimization core to their strategic market leadership. The company's supply chain innovations include: Manhattan SCOPE®, a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier™, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.