Media Brief: Store Clustering and Advanced Cross-Channel Inventory Planning for Multi-channel Retailers

Customer-focused Planning for Retailers and Wholesalers

ATLANTA (January 15, 2007) –

Leading supply chain solutions provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH), today announced that it has enhanced its planning solutions to include store clustering for brick and mortar retailers, and cross-channel inventory planning and tracking to support multi-channel retailers who typically pool inventory across selling channels. With this new functionality, companies can react more quickly to market trends and factor in changes into their go forward strategies.

Recognizing that best practice planning lies in aligning assortment strategy with local market trends, Manhattan Associates has added capabilities so that retailers can effectively group stores into cluster hierarchies using unlimited combinations of attributes and key performance metrics. This enables top down and bottom up plans and assortments to be targeted more effectively to meet customer demand , For multi-channel retailers with pooled inventory, Manhattan Associates has provided cross-channel inventory planning capabilities that combine visibility to demand in each channel with a single view of demand so that receipts and inventory can be aligned more effectively across the business.

With new customer-focused functionality, retailers are now able to do the following:

* Gain visibility to growth opportunities in each selling channel;
* Understand local market behavior;
* Plan, model and track key performance metrics by channel and across all channels;
* Fulfill against a single view of demand to optimize inventory; and
* Maintain product life cycle visibility to serve demand.

These solutions help retailers ensure they achieve the right mix of products for customers in the each channel and store group while satisfying top down financial goals.
About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Manhattan Associates is a leading supply chain solutions provider. The company’s supply chain planning, supply chain execution, business intelligence and business process platform capabilities enable its more than 1200 customers worldwide to enhance profitability, performance and competitive advantage. For more information, please visit

Source: Manhattan Associates