updated 5/31/2011 9:46:18 AM ET 2011-05-31T13:46:18

PARIS and ATLANTA, May 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manhattan Associates (Nasdaq:MANH) customer Manutan, one of Europe's largest suppliers of office and industrial supplies, has completed a successful implementation of the Warehouse Management and Slotting Optimization components from Manhattan's Distribution Management suite of supply chain optimization solutions, at a brand-new distribution center (DC), locally known as 'DREDA' and which is located in Gonesse, to the north of Paris, France. The implementation concludes the first phase of a pan-European roll-out of Manhattan's solutions to support Manutan's continent-wide, multi-channel retail operations.

According to Thierry Sicard, supply chain director at Manutan, "By switching to this new operational model, we are benefitting from a higher degree of operational flexibility, we've reduced order preparation cycle time and improved efficiency in the receiving process. Between 2,500 and 3,000 packages go out of the new DC every day now."

Thierry Sicard continued, "Another key improvement we have made thanks to Manhattan's solutions relates to order consolidation. We process a large number of small orders and have created a specific area on the dock where packages are consolidated according to their packaging type and delivery location. This new process has streamlined the way we manage the high number of small orders we receive."

"More generally, Manutan's entire supply chain is now benefiting from Manhattan Associates' Distribution Management solutions," concludes Thierry Sicard. "The new platform provides us with visibility of supply chain data in real-time, has accelerated our fulfilment operation, has improved inventory visibility and accuracy, and enabled us to raise the overall level of service we provide to customers."

In parallel to the deployment of Manhattan's solutions at the new DC in Gonesse, Manutan is also deploying Manhattan's Distribution Management platform at its subsidiary in the Netherlands, Overtoom. The Warehouse Management solution will be live in Overtoom's Den Dolder (Utrecht area, Netherlands) DC later in 2011.

To read the entire release, please visit http://www.manh.com/news/manutan-optimizes-european-multi-channel-retail-operations-manhattan-associates-supply-chain-pl

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About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 21-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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