Manhattan Associates’ Momentum in Russia Builds Following Key Success at Kinetika

Leading Russian Distribution Specialist Gains Competitive Edge with Installation of Market-leading Supply Chain Platform

ST. PETERSBURG and ATLANTA (October 02, 2007) –

Leading supply chain solutions provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH), today announced that Kinetika, an established and fast-growing Russian drinks distributor and logistics services provider (LSP), has successfully deployed Manhattan Associates’ Integrated Logistics Solutions®, built on Microsoft.NET, at a 12,000 sq. m Distribution Centre (DC) in Yekaterinburg (Central Russia). The solution deployment was conducted by Manhattan Associates working jointly with KORUS Consulting, a leading systems integrator to retailers, suppliers and distributors in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

In addition to being a dedicated distributor in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia for Sun Interbrew, a subsidiary of global brewing giant InBev, Kinetika is also a prominent LSP serving a diverse range of clients in the Urals Federal District of Russia. The company operates nine warehouses and a fleet of 70 trucks across the region.

“A combination of KORUS Consulting’s experience in improving and automating business processes at other leading companies in Russia, and the flexibility and configurability of Manhattan Associates’ supply chain platform, attracted us to work with this market-leading team in Russia for delivering advanced supply chain management solutions,” explained Konstantin Kalistratov, managing director at Kinetika. “This new supply chain platform has helped further enhance the service levels we provide to our existing clients, and gives us a competitive advantage we believe will attract new companies to work with us in the future.”

“We’ve worked in tandem with KORUS Consulting on a number of assignments now in Russia and have achieved some really positive results together,” said Jan-Paul Boos, director of alliances, EMEA, at Manhattan Associates. “Having such professional and dedicated project group representatives from Kinetika to complement the KORUS Consulting and Manhattan Associates team also played a huge role in making this project such a resounding success. Now that the Yekaterinburg DC is equipped with a robust technological platform, we look forward to supporting Kinetika at other sites across the Urals Federal District in the next few years.”
About Kinetika

Kinetika is a leading distributor and third party logistics services specialist, providing warehousing and transportation services to a growing and diversified group of clients in the Urals Federal District of Russia. The company’s services include product storage, kitting, pre-assembly, labelling, cross-docking, inventory management and goods transportation, as well as integrated supply chain planning and management capabilities. For more information, please visit
About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Manhattan Associates® provides global supply chain solutions to organizations that consider supply chain software, processes and technology strategic to market leadership. The company’s software portfolio includes five key Supply Chain Solution Suites: Planning and Forecasting, Inventory Optimization, Order Lifecycle Management, Transportation Lifecycle Management and Distribution Management. These solution suites are enhanced by Platform Applications – including Supply Chain Intelligence, Supply Chain Visibility and Supply Chain Event Management – that organize and deliver the information and processes needed to optimize supply chains across functions and locations within and outside an enterprise. A Supply Chain Process Platform provides a unifying architecture that fosters agility and scalability while minimizing solution implementation, evolution and support costs. More than 1,200 customers worldwide use Manhattan Associates’ global supply chain solutions to enhance profitability and build sustainable competitive advantage. For more information, please visit

Source: Manhattan Associates