Empik Runs Distribution Operation on Manhattan Supply Chain Platform
WARSAW and ATLANTA, 29 May, 2012
Global supply chain optimisation provider Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) has announced that Empik, Poland’s leading culture and entertainment brand, has optimised its supply chain following a successful implementation of Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management System (WMS) at its primary distribution centre in Sochaczew, Poland.
Empik is one of the largest multi-channel retailers in Poland providing access to much of today’s popular culture through its chain of almost 190 stores across the country and through its robust online offering. It sells a wide and growing range of products and the company has experienced strong revenue growth over recent years, particularly in its online business. Manhattan Associates’ WMS was selected to provide a centralised and fully configurable solution that would allow Empik to optimise its current and evolving supply chain processes.
Marek Dymarski, logistics director at Empik, commented, “Manhattan’s technology has successfully supported Empik’s logistics operations over the last three years and during this time we have seen productivity improvements in several areas of our distribution centre operation. These have, in turn, allowed us to make cost savings and improve the overall level of service we are able to provide to our customers. We have also been able to compress cycle times, improve order accuracy levels as well as expedite the whole order consolidation and fulfilment process. We look forward to working closely with Manhattan Associates this year and in the coming years to further optimise Empik’s logistical processes.”
Empik plans to extend its chain of stores and make substantial investments in its e-commerce operation. The company also intends to further extend its product offering to appeal to consumers of all ages, tastes and interests.
Martin Lockwood, senior director at Manhattan Associates added, “We are committed to developing flexible, fully configurable warehouse management solutions that meet our clients’ diverse needs and that give them an edge in an ever changing business environment. We are delighted to be successfully cooperating with yet another company in the Polish market and look forward to continuing our support in the coming years for what is one of Poland’s most successful businesses.”
Empik is a leader in cultural assets distribution on the Polish market. In almost 190 stores throughout Poland Empik offers its customers a unique mix of culture, knowledge and entertainment products in the following categories: books, music, film, games and multimedia software, press, stationery products, toys, board games, gadgets of unique design and tickets for various cultural events. For more than 28 million customers a year, Empik is a guide on what is trendy and noteworthy in the world of culture.
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 optimisation 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 organisations optimise their supply chains from planning through execution; and Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.