Matahari Evolves its DC Network with Manhattan Warehouse Management Technology

Learn how Matahari Group, a member of the Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) and one of the leading multi-format retailers in Indonesia, significantly improved its inventory management capabilities and introduced a new distribution model that facilitates continuous growth with Manhattan.

The Challenge

Matahari faced a significant challenge in optimizing its logistics infrastructure. With a vast store network spanning hundreds across Indonesia and a diverse product range of 13,000 SKUs, the company needed to enhance its distribution processes to meet the demands of its expanding retail network and direct customer requirements. The key challenge was to ensure accuracy, speed, and efficiency in its supply chain operations, given the complexity and scale of operations.


Distribution Centers: 3

Located in Balaraja, Cibitung, and Surabaya

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Solutions Implemented

Matahari conducted a thorough audit and selected Manhattan’s Warehouse Management System to address its logistics challenges. The implementation involved modernizing key distribution center (DC) processes, introducing technologies like Voice Picking to enhance efficiency in the picking process.

Warehouse Management

Control demand, supply, labor, and automation across your entire network with Manhattan Active® Warehouse Management. The leading cloud-native, evergreen, and extensible WMS in the industry.

The Results

The adoption of Manhattan WMS technology and the modernization of key DC processes yielded significant results for Matahari. Voice Picking technology allowed DC workers to operate hands-free, resulting in a 15%-20% increase in picking efficiency when combined with the warehouse management system.

The cloud-first deployment approach further enhanced application stability and uptime, allowing the retailer to focus on delivering goods from DC to stores swiftly and accurately. The strategic partnership with Manhattan positioned Matahari as a leader in the fast-moving consumer goods market in Indonesia.

Want to Learn More?

Read more about Matahari’s selection of Manhattan, including more inventory results the food business has achieved and integration of Manhattan Slotting Optimization.

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