updated 11/1/2010 8:45:51 AM ET 2010-11-01T12:45:51

CAPE TOWN, South Africa and ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manhattan Associates (Nasdaq:MANH) customer TFG (formerly known as The Foschini Group), the South African fashion and lifestyle retail giant, has won gold at the 2010 Logistics Achiever Awards (LAA) for the success its logistics team has had in driving supply chain process improvements and delivering significant business benefits across its extensive retail and distribution operations in South Africa.

The impressive results were achieved through a number of initiatives led by the TFG Logistics team including a successful roll-out of Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solution (WMS), as well as an in-house logistics employee empowerment program and a lead-time reduction project. The award win coincided with the retailer's latest go-live with Manhattan's WMS at the company's flagship brand Foschini. The company's Markham and exact! divisions went live with Manhattan's WMS earlier this year. Local supply chain consultancy and Manhattan GeoPartner Supply Chain Junction also played an instrumental role in the WMS deployment project.

This year's awards, the 22nd in the history of the Annual Logistics Achiever Awards, were presented at a ceremony held at The Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg.

Jan Tukker, group logistics director at TFG, commented, "As a direct result of the Manhattan system deployment and the process improvements we have made, we've been able to reduce logistics lead times from 17 to 4.9 days in the distribution centers; reduce DC stockholding levels by 64 percent; improve overall delivery conformance by 11.5 percent and we've measured DC pick accuracy consistently at 99.9 percent. This and the other logistics enhancement initiatives we've undertaken have delivered a 10.1 percent reduction in the overall cost of logistics as a percentage of turnover, and this at a time when cost inflation has been running at around 6 percent."

To read the rest of the release, please visit http://www.manh.com/news/manhattan-associates-supply-chain-platform-helps-tfg-secure-award-win-supply-chain-excellence .

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About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 20-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 organisations optimise 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 .

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