Itella Logistics Selects Manhattan Associates to Support Regional Logistics Services Operation
HELSINKI and ATLANTA, May 22, 2012
Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH), today announced that Itella Logistics, a leading operator of logistics services in Northern Europe and Russia and part of Finland-based Itella Group, has selected multiple components from the Manhattan SCOPE® supply chain solution portfolio as part of an extensive supply chain enhancement program.
“We selected Manhattan because of the considerable experience of its people and their expertise across a wide range of industry sectors, the strength and flexibility of its solutions, the consistent investment it is making in its products year after year, and the quality of its global support network,” said Petri Marttila, head of Itella’s Contract Logistics business. “Moreover, we are confident that the Manhattan supply chain platform will enable us to meet our operational efficiency improvement objectives at the same time as ensuring we are able to help our clients meet their supply chain objectives over the coming years.”
Itella Logistics provides logistics services solutions that support and promote the business of its customer companies. Its service network consists of 40+warehouses across 8 European countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia and Sweden while global services are offered through a partner network. The Manhattan solutions to be deployed include Warehouse Management, Supply Chain Intelligence, Labour Management and Slotting Optimisation.
“Itella Logistics manages a highly complex, distribution network on behalf of its many hundreds of clients operating across a range of industry verticals and which have a wide array of storage and transportation requirements,” commented Marttila. “To support this complexity, to improve operational efficiency within our warehouses and to optimize the supply chain processes we manage on behalf of our clients, we decided to replace our legacy supply chain systems with a common supply chain solutions platform. The selection of the Manhattan systems platform was a straightforward decision, given the growing reputation of Manhattan’s powerful solutions portfolio to provide effective support – not just for logistics services providers - but for their client companies operating in many different industries.”
“Itella Logistics is an ambitious company with an exceptionally high reputation for service excellence,” said Martin Lockwood, senior director at Manhattan Associates. ”With the diversity and calibre of customers it serves across so many geographies, its logistics operation needs to be flexible, integrated, consistently reliable, fast and effective. We are delighted to be in a position to help Itella Logistics deliver on its service commitment and look forward to playing our part in supporting the company’s future growth and optimizing operational efficiency across its distribution operations.”
Itella Logistics, part of Itella Group, supports and develops the business of its customer companies by providing them with service logistics solutions for road, sea and air freight, warehousing and other contract logistics. Customers may outsource an individual element of their logistics process, or even their entire supply chain, to Itella Logistics. The company has operations in eight countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia) and provides global services through its partners. Itella Logistics’ net sales in 2011 was MEUR 732 and it employed 7,100 people.
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.