Schneider Electric to Activate Manhattan Supply Chain Process Platform to Support its Global Logistics Operations
PARIS and ATLANTA, March 12, 2012
Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH), today announced that Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has chosen to activate the Manhattan Supply Chain Process Platform to help it become more agile and support its global logistics objectives.
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Schneider Electric will, initially, leverage the Supply Chain Process Platform with Manhattan’s Warehouse Management (WMS) and Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI) solutions – integral components of the Manhattan SCOPE® solution portfolio. Warehouse Management will help optimize every component in Schneider Electric’s distribution centers—space, skills, inventory and equipment— to fill orders faster and more accurately, improve productivity, save space and reduce inventory, while Manhattan’s Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI) solution will use powerful data analytics to give Schneider Electric the strategic and actionable insights it needs to drive logistics performance improvements.
In activating Manhattan’s Supply Chain Process Platform, Schneider Electric sees the Manhattan technology as very complementary to its current supply chain information systems. The Manhattan technology will strengthen its existing ERP capabilities, and provide Schneider Electric with the functional flexibility it needs to support the complex processes and large volumes associated with its high velocity, global distribution centers.
Schneider Electric considered leading warehouse management solution providers for its logistic execution project, with Manhattan ultimately selected. Schneider Electric’s selection was based on a wide range of criteria including vendor financial health, breadth of international coverage, strategic positioning of warehouse management solutions, functional ability to meet complex and changing business requirements, and feedback from customer reference sites visits.
Henri Seroux, managing director of Manhattan Associates in France, commented, “The richness and flexibility of our solutions, our ability to deliver those solutions via the Manhattan Supply Chain Process Platform, and offering a common solution deployment and support experience across the globe helped us meet all of Schneider Electric’s key requirements. We are delighted to be working with such a successful and ambitious organization as Schneider Electric and look forward to building a long and fruitful partnership together.”
The initial project will involve the implementation of Manhattan’s WMS at four sites in the U.S. and Europe, with the pilot site scheduled to go-live later in 2012. Beyond that, Schneider Electric has identified additional sites, where it is also envisaged that the Manhattan solutions will be deployed.
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions to make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green across multiple market segments. The Group has leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. With 22.4 billion euros sales in 2011, the company's 130,000+ employees are committed to help individuals and organizations, “Make the most of their energy.” For more information, please visit www.schneider-electric.com/company.
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 optimization 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 organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier™, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry.