Winn-Dixie Invests in Freshness with Manhattan Associates Supply Chain Optimization Solutions
ATLANTA, May 08, 2012
Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced at the Momentum 2012 conference that Winn-Dixie, a leading supermarket chain based in Jacksonville, Fla., has selected solutions from Manhattan Associates’ Distribution Management and Transportation Management product suites to drive supply chain operations and get its products to shelves faster and more efficiently.
“We looked to Manhattan Associates Supply Chain solutions to help us drive our key initiative of providing the freshest dairy, meat and produce from local providers to our customers,” said Chris Scott, senior vice president, supply chain and logistics of Winn-Dixie. “Our goal is to bring the farm closer to the fork by connecting every link in our supply chain operation.”
Winn-Dixie purchased Manhattan’s Warehouse Management, Slotting Optimization and Labor Management solutions from the Distribution Management suite of the Manhattan SCOPE portfolio, along with Yard Management and Fleet Management solutions from the Transportation Management product suite. In addition, the American grocer purchased Supply Chain Intelligence, Total Cost to Serve, and the Extended Enterprise Management product suite.
“Manhattan’s work with grocery leaders has helped us craft capabilities extremely well-suited to the industry—wisely using fuel, fully tapping capacity in trucks and warehouses and intelligently delivering different types of products with varying shelf lives to the right stores at the right time,” said Jeff Mitchell, executive vice president, Americas, Manhattan Associates.
Momentum 2012 is currently underway at the Orlando Hilton, through Wednesday, May 9.
Winn-Dixie is a subsidiary of BI-LO Holding, which is the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States. Under the banner names of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie, the company employs 63,000 team members who serve customers in 688 grocery stores and 493 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal team members, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com and www.winn-dixie.com.
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.