DICK’S Sporting Goods Named “Shipper Partner of the Year” by Manhattan Associates
PHOENIX and ATLANTA, May 20, 2015
Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) announced today that DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) has been voted recipient of the annual “Shipper Partner of the Year” award. To determine this year’s winner, carriers from across the United States voted on a variety of factors related to the performance and efficiency of the shipper, based on nominations from customers of Manhattan’s Transportation Management Solution (TMS). DICK’S was selected out of 36 finalists, including top-tier retailers, grocers, manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers.
The award was presented to DICK’S representatives at Manhattan’s annual customer conference, Momentum, held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Ariz.
“DICK’S Sporting Goods is honored to be voted Shipper Partner of the Year by the carrier community and Manhattan Associates,” said George Giacobbe, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “As our Company grows, we continue to leverage innovative logistics solutions and partnerships among industry leaders. The Transportation Management System provides the tools necessary to manage the complex supply chain and ultimately support our goal of exceeding each customer’s expectations.”
“DICK’S Sporting Goods exemplifies many carrier-friendly practices that make it a true transportation partner,” said Lauren Howard, president, truckload operations, Celadon Trucking. “DICK’S understands transportation from both the shipper's and the carrier's perspective, values our driver needs, and employs supportive strategies that help carriers meet service requirements. We are proud to partner with a company that truly is collaborative in its approach with carriers.”
In the face of a freight capacity shortage, there are serious financial consequences for shippers that are not considered “preferred customers.” Manhattan’s white paper, “How to be a Preferred Shipping Customer,” discusses strategies to develop productive shipper and carrier relationships that are both simple and highly cost-effective. Additionally, mobile technology and TMS offer today’s fleet managers an advantage their predecessors didn’t have—continuous connectivity with drivers, assets and cargo.
“Leveraging robust operational strategies alongside technology to develop deep, carrier-friendly partnerships is not only sound business-practice, it's a competitive advantage in today's tightened shipping capacity environment,” said Scott Fenwick, senior director, Manhattan Associates. “We congratulate DICK’S Sporting Goods for its peer recognition and leadership as Shipper Partner of the Year.”
Manhattan’s TMS solutions suite provides supply chain transportation management options that can be tailored to a customer’s unique needs. The suite includes Transportation Planning and Execution, Transportation Procurement, Audit Payment and Claims and Dispatch Management solutions.
Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of May 2, 2015, the Company operated more than 610 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and True Runner specialty stores. DICK'S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at DICKS.com.
Manhattan Associates makes commerce-ready supply chains that bring all points of commerce together so you’re ready to sell and ready to execute. Across the store, through your network or from your fulfillment center, we design, build and deliver market-leading solutions that support both top-line growth and bottom-line profitability. By converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution, our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help our customers get commerce ready—and ready to reap the rewards of the omnichannel marketplace. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.