ACCO Brands Expands Collaboration with Manhattan Associates, Further Optimizes its European Supply Chain
LONDON and NIEUWEGEIN , March 26, 2013
Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH), today announced that ACCO Brands, one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office products, has chosen to implement Manhattan's Warehouse Management (WMS) and Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI) solutions in its Halesowen (UK) warehouse, and upgrade the current Manhattan WMS and SCI solutions in its warehouse in Born (the Netherlands). Manhattan Associates' Slotting Optimization solution will also be implemented in both warehouses. The implementations and upgrades are part of a complete overhaul of ACCO Brands’ IT infrastructure.
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“Our pan-European supply chain operations are complex and fast-growing,” said Andy Richards, Director of IT Europe at ACCO Brands. "The integrated warehouse management environment gives us real-time supply chain visibility on a European level and completely supports the pan-European rollout of our new ERP system also.”
ACCO Brands runs its European operations from the two central warehouses in Born and Halesowen as well as a number of forward warehouses across Europe. ACCO Brands first implemented Manhattan's Warehouse Management Solution, which leverages IBMi server technology, in its warehouse in Born in 2006 to optimise its European supply chain. It also implemented Manhattan's Supply Chain Intelligence solution to gain strategic and actionable insights to drive logistics performance improvements.
“Our Distribution Management solutions are highly scalable and we are therefore able to fully support ACCO Brands' future business needs and help them grow their business on a pan European level,” said Steve Smith, senior vice president EMEA at Manhattan Associates.
ACCO Brands Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office products. The company markets its products in more than 100 countries through its own sales force and distribution networks. ACCO Brands has a long history of industry leadership and innovation, and is focused on delivering exceptional value for its shareholders and customers by providing unique, leading-edge, branded office products. For more information, please visit www.accobrands.com.
Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 23-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 and Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology For more information, please visit www.manh.com.