Gainey Corporation Saves On Fueling and Routing With Manhattan Carrier

Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH), today announced that the Gainey Corporation has reported significant savings due to solutions implemented from the Manhattan Carrierâ?¢ suite, designed to specifically address the needs of the motor carrier industry.

ATLANTA (October 01, 2008) –

Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH), today announced that the Gainey Corporation has reported significant savings due to solutions implemented from the Manhattan Carrier(TM) suite, designed to specifically address the needs of the motor carrier industry. Gainey selected the Fuel&Route® solution for its three subsidiary companies Gainey Transportation, Lester Coggins Trucking and Super Service to help determine optimal fueling and routing recommendations while balancing driver needs and preferences. After six months of operation, the companies have saved an average of 3 cents per gallon per month due to the Manhattan Carrier solution, for a cost savings of more than $300,000.

“The ability to lock down driver fuel cards so that they only work at specific fueling locations for a specific amount is imperative in today’s economic environment,” said Tamara Wilson, chief information officer at Gainey Corporation. “In addition to the substantial savings we have seen so far, Fuel&Route(TM) has ensured we are keeping tight control of out-of-route miles, out-of-network fueling, as well as any potential fuel theft issues.”

Fuel&Route(TM) optimizes a trucking route by simultaneously calculating costs prior to assignment, including fuel, tolls, taxes, utilization, out-of-route miles, drivers’ hours of service, terminal fueling, and on-time pickup and delivery. In addition, the solution provides real-time out-of-route and estimated-time-of-arrival monitoring, ensuring that each unit is operating as efficiently as possible.

The Manhattan Carrier suite also includes the Drop&Swap®, Driver&Load®, Profit Analyzer, Bid Response and Load Analyzer solutions, designed to enable North American truckload (TL) motor carriers and private fleet operations to improve network balance and increase resource utilization for maximum efficiency and profitability. By offering comprehensive management and day-to-day analysis of information, motor carriers are able to make strategic decisions to overcome business challenges.

“The truckload motor carrier industry in North America is facing some of the most challenging times in recent memory,” said Jeff Mitchell, Manhattan Associates’ executive vice president, Americas operations. “For carriers like Gainey, which focus their resources on superior customer service in a competitive environment, optimizing fueling and routing has never been more essential.”
About Gainey Corporation

Gainey’s guiding philosophy from its very beginning in 1984 was to concentrate entirely on the customer and to be the best in the business. The result of this foundational philosophy was phenomenal growth and success. Our growth, fiscal health and stability in an unsteady market give us the opportunity to build long-term customer satisfaction through consistent dedication to your needs. It also means we attract and retain the best professionals in the industry. For more information, visit www.gaineycorp.com.
About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Manhattan Associates® continues to deliver on its 17-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(TM), a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimise their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan ILS(TM), a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft® .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier(TM), a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.

Source: Manhattan Associates

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