Overtoom Powers International Supply Chain With Manhattan Associates

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands and ATLANTA, Dec. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Overtoom, a leading retailer of office supplies and warehouse and workplace equipment in the Netherlands and a division of the international Manutan Group, has selected Manhattan Associates ' Warehouse Management solution (WMS) to optimize its domestic and international distribution operations. Manhattan's WMS is currently being implemented at Overtoom's 377,000 square foot distribution center (DC) in Den Dolder, The Netherlands, which operates as a central European DC serving the Dutch market as well as other markets across Europe.

Overtoom and Manutan selected Manhattan Associates for a number of reasons including the user-friendly and flexible nature of the Manhattan WMS. Additionally, the system is a great fit because of its ability to support the DC's specific operational requirements. Overtoom operates as a 24/7 round-the-clock retailer and aims to ship as many consolidated orders as possible and within 24 hours. Manhattan's WMS makes it possible to efficiently combine orders from different channels before subsequently optimizing the dispatch process by determining how goods should be delivered to their final destination.

"Our current WMS has reached its capacity in terms of functional capability and is an obstacle to our future business success and to our ability to effectively service our customers," says Jan Piet van Dijk, operations director at Overtoom. "We initially considered implementing a new ERP system, but this offered too little in terms of functionality and flexibility. Therefore we took the 'best of breed' route which gives us the functional strength we need now, offers us key solution components such as Labor Management, which we will likely deploy at some point, and the flexibility to support us as our business and operational requirements evolve over time."

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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 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 .

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