Leroy Merlin Selects Manhattan Associates Distributed Order Management Solution to Support Cross-Channel Retail Operations
PARIS and ATLANTA, September 17, 2012
Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced that Leroy Merlin, France’s leading home improvement retailer, has selected Manhattan Associates’ cross channel order management solution Distributed Order Management (DOM). This latest adoption of Manhattan technology will help Leroy Merlin optimize its e-commerce and cross-channel order fulfilment process, further enhancing the service levels it provides to customers.
Having previously implemented Manhattan’s Warehouse Management and Supply Chain Intelligence solutions, Leroy Merlin has already streamlined and optimized a significant part of its distribution operation using Manhattan’s systems.
DOM will optimize the fulfilment point selection process by simultaneously factoring in inventory, transportation cost, labor and service level to help Leroy Merlin meet the promise of its brand with customers while also maximizing profits.
Cécile Laroumanie, supply chain director at Leroy Merlin France, commented, “With the significant growth we have seen in our e-commerce activity, we saw Manhattan’s DOM solution as the perfect fit - in terms of its ability to help us to manage, monitor and optimize our e-commerce and cross channel orders. Specifically, the DOM solution will provide us with real-time, global visibility of inventory, thus boosting service levels and enabling us to sell more at each point of customer engagement as well as allowing us to fulfil those orders in a way which maximises profit for the business.”
“In a highly competitive environment where the cross-channel sale is becoming more and more important for the business, close control and monitoring of our operational and logistics costs are critical to supporting our goal of margin enhancement,” added Laroumanie.
"We are delighted that Leroy Merlin has extended its partnership with Manhattan following the selection of our Order Management solution, and this is a great testimony to the faith Leroy Merlin has in Manhattan and its constantly evolving solutions," said Henri Seroux, managing director of Manhattan Associates France.
Leroy Merlin is part of Adeo Group, the world number four in the home improvement market. Employing 20,000 people and with 115 shops throughout France, Leroy Merlin is the number one home improvement retailer in France with an annual turnover of €5 billion. For more information, please visit www.leroymerlin.fr.
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 http://www.manh.com/.