Yusen Logistics Drives European Growth with Manhattan Associates Supply Chain Commerce Platform
NIEUWEGEIN, September 22, 2014
Global Supply Chain Commerce Solutions provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH), today announced that Yusen Logistics has successfully completed the roll-out of Manhattan’s Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) to its 100th client in Europe. With the Manhattan solution, Yusen has been able to standardise logistics operations and optimise inventory management processes in more than 15 warehouses it operates across Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Russia and the UK. Yusen Logistics has reached key milestones in recent months: in Germany, where it is now live with the Manhattan WMS at six warehouses; and in Russia, which becomes the ninth European country where Yusen has adopted the Manhattan solution.
Yusen Logistics offers its clients a wide range of logistics services and strategy development capabilities, tailored to individual customers’ needs and provided on a single-location, continent-wide or global basis. By embarking on an extensive and ambitious plan to standardise its IT infrastructure across Europe, Yusen Logistics is both responding to and anticipating the evolving needs of its clients. Yusen clients such as Mitsubishi, Yamaha and Panasonic operate in diverse geographies and languages, and need consistency in the way they interact with their logistics services provider and how they serve their customers.
“We are very pleased with the results we have achieved with Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management Solution,” says Mate Kovacs, warehouse systems manager, Yusen Logistics Germany. “We can now provide a consistent service offering across Europe and manage clients’ distribution operations seamlessly which has in turn improved client satisfaction levels. In the coming years, we expect to implement Manhattan’s WMS for even more of our local and multi-national customers across Europe.”
Pieter Van den Broecke, managing director, Central Europe, at Manhattan Associates, commented, “We’re delighted to see our technology providing Yusen with the flexible and scalable supply chain support capabilities needed to ensure the continued success of the Yusen business and that of its clients. Yusen Logistics is constantly working to ensure its distribution centres provide the best possible logistics services, and its ongoing growth is testament to its commitment to this strategy. We look forward to continuing to play a key role in supporting Yusen’s further expansion in Europe in the coming years.”
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Yusen Logistics was established through the integration of Yusen Air & Sea Service, an NYK Group company with strength in air freight forwarding, and NYK Logistics, with its core business in ocean freight forwarding and contract logistics. Following the integration, Yusen is able to satisfy diversified customer needs in all service areas as a total logistics services provider that seamlessly covers air and ocean freight forwarding and contract logistics.
Yusen has developed a global service network spanning its five strategic areas of Japan, Europe, the Americas, East Asia and South Asia & Oceania and with locations extending into 37 countries and regions. This network enables Yusen to provide services throughout the world that are tailored to the unique features of each geographic area and that leverage Yusen’s advanced expertise in logistical operations cultivated in Japan. For more information, please visit: www.yusen-logistics.com.
Manhattan Associates brings companies closer to their customers. We design, build and deliver market-leading Supply Chain Commerce Solutions that drive top line growth by converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution and efficiency. Our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help our customers around the world adapt to the challenges of the omnichannel marketplace. For more information, please visit http://www.manh.eu/.