Stella & Dot Selects Manhattan Associates to Optimize Supply Chain and Support Unprecedented Growth
ATLANTA, March 19, 2012
Global supply chain optimization provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced that Stella & Dot, a social-selling accessories company, has selected the Manhattan SCALE™ product suite to operate its new distribution center. Headquartered in San Bruno, Calif., Stella & Dot’s success has grown to more than $200 million in revenue in just a few years¬, resulting in an expansion of its North American operations and the launching of its Western European operations. The implementation of Manhattan SCALE will help reduce operational costs, improve customer service and assist with increasing the speed of delivering shipments to customers within a few days of purchase.
Stella & Dot has more than 24,000 North American sales representatives, referred to as Stylists. Its Midwestern based distribution center is slated to open in the third quarter of 2012, offering a centralized location to meet customers’ needs from coast-to-coast, in addition to servicing Canada more efficiently.
“Our operations are complex in nature, and we needed supply chain software that had broad functionality, flexibility, and scale,” said Robert Escobar, senior director of operations, Stella & Dot. “Manhattan works with extremely recognizable and successful brands, most of which we aspire to be. It was only natural for us to select them to run our operations.”
Manhattan SCALE (Supply Chain Architected for Logistics Execution) is a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology designed to be rapidly implemented and deployed to meet the needs of industries such as third-party logistics providers, food and beverage distributors and consumer packaged goods companies.
Stella & Dot, an Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Company, is a San Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Its boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available exclusively through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online. Stella & Dot’s one-of-a-kind collections, designed by celebrated New York designers, have been featured in Gossip Girl, In Style and Lucky Magazine as well as on the wrists and necklines of today's hottest celebrities. The Today Show, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have praised Stella & Dot for their innovative social shopping concept, which brings together the best of ecommerce, social media, personal service and passionate earning to create the ultimate home based business for today's modern woman.
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. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.