Press Release

Nitori Selects Manhattan Associates to Streamline Warehouse Operations and Support Rapid Growth

Japan’s largest furniture and home furninshings retailer implements Manhattan’s leading warehouse management system at its Kansai distribution center

TOKYO, December 04, 2019

Manhattan Associates Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced that Nitori Holdings Inc., a global organization that consists of retail stores, product manufacturing, material sourcing and logistics, has implemented Manhattan’s warehouse management system (WMS) at one of the company’s largest distribution centers (DCs) in the Kansai region. Faced with a challenging labor shortage, Nitori plans to leverage Manhattan’s leading WMS solutions to standardize operations, improve resource efficiency and maximize throughput across its distribution network.

Japan’s largest home furnishings retailer, Nitori has achieved 32 consecutive years of consistent growth on Febuary 2019. To further accelerate their growth and warehouse throughput, the company needed to standardize warehouse management processes and improve the efficiency of their distribution centers. Nitori aims to improve work efficiency in its Kansai DC through the introduction of Manhattan’s warehouse management system and quality improvement activities through quality control circle.

Home Logistics, Nitori Holdings subsidiary company, provides an efficient and low cost logistics network for its stores and delivery bases across Japan. Its Kansai DC supplies is an advanced delivery base that is one of the top-class three-dimensional automatic warehouse (AS / RS) in Japan

The recent implementation of Manhattan's WMS solution in the Kansai DC is expected to contribute to Nitori's future growth. Nitori has been successfully using Manhattan's WMS to manage the company's Kawasaki DC since September 2017. The company is also currently conducting a trial of using Manhattan’s WMS solutions to manage product transportation information from its manufacturing base in Hanoi, Vietnam. In addition, the company plans on using Manhattan’s solutions to standardize operations in other locations.

Mr. Akio Igarashi, President and Representative Director of Home Logistics Co., Ltd., commented, “Faced with an extreme labor shortage in Japan, Home Logistics is leveraging Manhattan’s solutions and the latest business processes to improve the efficiency of every employee. These solutions will help us automate and standardize many of our warehouse operations which results in optimal performance and improved throughput.”

“Today’s retail business environment is changing rapidly and retailers are moving to systems that can help them solve today’s challenges and tomorrow’s problems,” said Hiroshi Shimizu, managing director of Japan and Korea for Manhattan Associates. “Manhattan offers robust and flexible warehouse management solutions that help retailers like Nitori quickly adapt to these market changes and continue their rapid growth.”

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ABOUT HOME LOGISTICS

Home Logistics is responsible for consistent logistics in Japan, with a population coverage rate of 99% and annual deliveries of 8.1 million packages. Also focusing on the external sales business in recent years by utilizing its logistics infrastructure and know-how.  Providing safe and secure transport and delivery to customers, deliver more customer satisfaction.   https://www.homelogi.co.jp/

About Manhattan Associates

Manhattan Associates is a technology leader in supply chain and omnichannel commerce. We unite information across the enterprise, converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution. Our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help drive both top-line growth and bottom-line profitability for our customers.

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