Manhattan Associates Announces Manhattan SCOPE for Optimizing Supply Chains From Planning Through Execution

A complete range of solutions leverages the industryĆ¢??s only Supply Chain Process Platform to enable cross-application optimization within organizations and across supply chain ecosystems

Atlanta, GA and National Retail Federation Conference, New York (January 14, 2008) –

Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announces Manhattan SCOPE, the first comprehensive portfolio of solutions and technology leveraging a common Supply Chain Process Platform to optimize supply chains holistically.

In addition to predictive technologies and unique algorithms that improve performance, SCOPE’s Supply Chain Process Platform houses an optimization engine that enables data, events and workflows in different solutions to inform each other, and enact changes in each other’s operations when circumstances warrant. This capability elevates optimization from limited approaches within functional solutions to true cross-application optimization. In siloed optimization approaches, attempts to improve one area of the supply chain, such as Transportation, might have negative impacts in another area, such as Inventory, that outweigh any gains made in Transportation. SCOPE’s optimization range also extends across an organization’s supply chain ecosystem of suppliers, partners, transporters, distributors and channels.

“Today’s highly competitive and unpredictable global market requires companies to move beyond managing their supply chains to optimizing them,” said Eddie Capel, executive vice president for product management, Manhattan Associates.

“True optimization requires visibility, events, intelligence, workflows, and data to be synthesized across supply chain functions, and, ideally, across an organization’s supply chain ecosystem. Without a Supply Chain Process Platform to tie solutions together, it would be impossible for a warehouse management solution, for example, to optimize replenishment, order management, or forecasting operations. Yet, that is exactly what we deliver because we have a Supply Chain Process Platform that enables it,” Capel concluded.

In addition to the Supply Chain Process Platform, the SCOPE portfolio includes: Five Supply Chain Solution Suites of Planning and Forecasting, Inventory Optimization, Order Lifecycle Management, Transportation Lifecycle Management and Distribution Management; Platform Applications that deliver Event Management, Supply Chain Intelligence and Visibility across Solution Suites; and X-Suite Solutions that combine solutions and/or solution components to address specific supply chain challenges.

“Our customer base includes some of the most recognized supply chain leaders in the world,” said Pete Sinisgalli, president and CEO for Manhattan. “They tell us that moving beyond functional thinking to optimize operations across their supply chains and their ecosystems is critical to achieving their strategic and financial goals. We have worked with their input, and ideas from the smartest supply chain professionals, scientists and mathematicians in the industry, both within Manhattan and on our Advisory Boards, to create SCOPE and our long term vision for optimizing service-based ecosystems,” he added.
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. Manhattan SCOPE(TM) is a portfolio of software solutions and technology that helps organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution. SCOPE’s Supply Chain Process Platform provides the foundation for five Supply Chain Solution Suites: Planning and Forecasting, Inventory Optimization, Order Lifecycle Management, Transportation Lifecycle Management and Distribution Management. Visibility, Event Management and Supply Chain Intelligence Platform Applications inform all Solution Suites, while X-Suite Solutions combine solutions or their components to address specific supply chain challenges. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.

Source: Manhattan Associates

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