Scaling new heights with market-leading warehouse management solution
Columbia Sportswear has enjoyed consistent growth since its establishment as a hat company in 1938 near the banks of Oregon’s Columbia. Today, the company distributes its products to 13,000 stores in 76 countries and through a growing number of branded retail outlets. Columbia Sportswear’s range of outdoor clothing covers everything from fleeces and ski pants to hats and boots, and features a wide selection for children. Columbia Sportswear first moved to Europe in the mid 1990s, working through logistics services specialists in the Netherlands. In 2002, Columbia decided to take distribution in-house and bought 80,000 square metres of land in Cambrai, near Lille.
Columbia Sportswear needed a warehouse management system for its new European distribution centre in France.
Columbia Sportswear decided to install the same configuration of Manhattan’s Warehouse Management solution in France as it had in its major US distribution centre.
Columbia Sportswear achieved 99.5% accuracy, flexibility, speed and a high degree of control over workload planning and processes.