Wincanton Targets Retail Sector Growth with Manhattan Associates Multi-channel Fulfillment Solution
LONDON and ATLANTA, 09 November, 2016
Wincanton, the largest British logistics business, today announced its continued dedication to delivering innovative, high-performing supply chain solutions to tackle the unique challenges of the retail industry following its implementation of the latest, platform edition of Manhattan Associates, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: MANH) Warehouse Management System (WMS).
Manhattan’s market-leading multi-channel fulfilment solution will provide Wincanton and its retail customers with a flexible order fulfilment approach that delivers an integrated, omni-buying experience for the consumer, including more choices for how they buy and take delivery of their goods.
Liam McElroy, Managing Director Retail and Consumer at Wincanton, said of the announcement: “It’s important for Wincanton to ensure we stay ahead of the curve and provide our customers with the very best in multi-channel solutions. By building on the relationship we have enjoyed with Manhattan Associates since 2007, which has already included a number of successful WMS implementations, we can be assured that our specific requirements and those of our customers are not only met today but also anticipated for the future.”
McElroy added, “One of the first Wincanton customers to benefit from the latest version of Manhattan’s solution is Majestic Wine, the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer. The solution will serve as the engine behind Majestic’s National Fulfilment Centre (NFC) at Wincanton’s shared user site in Greenford, West London. Majestic’s customers will soon enjoy a named and next-day delivery service, allowing customers to select from a number of fulfilment options including click-and-collect and home delivery.”
Henri Seroux, Senior Vice President, EMEA at Manhattan Associates, commented: “Manhattan’s multi-channel fulfilment solution gives retailers the control and flexibility they need to compete whilst giving consumers more choice over how they shop. We are delighted to have extended our partnership with the UK’s leading logistics business and look forward to working closely with the Wincanton team to create new value for its retail customers and to deliver the fulfilling experience that today’s consumers have come to expect.”
Wincanton is the largest British logistics firm, providing supply chain consultancy and solutions to some of the world’s most admired brands. The company employs approximately 18,000 people across more than 200 sites and has a 3,400-strong fleet of vehicles.
In 2015, Wincanton celebrated its 90th anniversary. The business started in 1925 delivering milk and dairy products and has since expanded to provide supply chain solutions across a wide range of sectors including retail, construction, defence and energy.
As a trusted and respected business partner, Wincanton designs and implements services that range from setting up and operating distribution networks through to bonded warehouses, technology hosting, container transport and storage. Wincanton strives for operational excellence in everything it does.
Wincanton works hard to understand and respond to its customers’ needs, build long term relationships and use its skills and expertise to deliver a smarter, added value service, every day. Its customers rely on Wincanton to make their businesses operate more efficiently and to gain a competitive advantage in their sector.
Improved stock visibility and availability, reduction of lead times, collaborative warehousing and transport models, and an absolute commitment to continuous improvement, are just some of the reasons why many of Wincanton’s customer relationships extend to more than 20 years.
Manhattan Associates makes commerce-ready supply chains that bring all points of commerce together so you’re ready to sell and ready to execute. Across the store, through your network or from your fulfilment centre, we design, build and deliver market-leading solutions that support both top-line growth and bottom-line profitability. By converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution, our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help our customers get commerce ready—and ready to reap the rewards of the omnichannel marketplace.