The Container Store® Selects Manhattan SCOPE® to Optimize Multi-Channel Retail Processes
ORLANDO, May 07, 2012
Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced at the Momentum 2012 conference that The Container Store, the nation’s originator and leading retailer of storage and organization products, has selected solutions from the Manhattan SCOPE® supply chain portfolio to optimize its growing multi-channel supply chain network. Headquartered in Coppell, TX, The Container Store has 54 store locations nationwide with five additional stores to open in 2012. The company is in the process of expanding its 720,000 square foot distribution center to 870,000 square feet to accommodate its expanding supply chain.
“We are incredibly proud to have posted an average 24 percent compounded annual growth rate since our inception in 1978, and as a result are excited to be enhancing our multi-channel retail processes by upgrading our supply chain operations to better serve our customers, as well as our network of vendors and partners,” said Christy Parra, logistics systems director, The Container Store. “The multi-channel customer is the most valuable customer for us. We are always looking at the future and staying ahead of the industry curve, so this was a great opportunity to invest in our future growth.”
The Container Store selected Manhattan’s Warehouse Management, Slotting Optimization and Labor Management solutions from the Distribution Management suite of the Manhattan SCOPE portfolio, along with Yard Management from the Transportation Management suite. Other product purchases include Supply Chain Intelligence, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain Event Management and Distributed Order Management.
Manhattan SCOPE connects the planning and execution pieces of the supply chain to activate opportunistic sharing of inventory across channels dynamically. By being able to see more inventory, retailers are able to sell more merchandise while buying less.
Momentum 2012 is currently underway at the Orlando Hilton, through Wednesday, May 9.
Visit containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. The Container Store’s employee-first culture has landed the retailer on FORTUNE magazine’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the past 13 years. Sales for fiscal year 2012 are expected to exceed $700 million. The Container Store is privately held.
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.