Performance Selects Manhattan Associates To Optimize Cross-Channel Retailing Strategy

Performance, Inc., which operates specialty cycling retailers Performance Bicycle and Nashbar, has selected Distributed Order Management from the Manhattan SCOPE® supply chain portfolio to help manage its cross-channel operations.

ATLANTA (April 21, 2010) –

Performance, Inc., which operates specialty cycling retailers Performance Bicycle and Nashbar, has selected Distributed Order Management from the Manhattan SCOPE® supply chain portfolio to help manage its cross-channel operations. With Distributed Order Management from Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) Performance will better execute strategic cross-channel business processes that include buy online/ pickup in-store, vendor drop shipment orchestration and order fulfillment from internal distribution centers as well as centers operated by third-party logistics providers.

“Manhattan’s Distributed Order Management solution will enable us to optimize our cross-channel retailing strategy while lowering our supply chain costs,” said Jane Parker, Vice President of Warehouse Operations for Performance Inc. “In addition, the Manhattan platform will give us the advantage of end-to-end integration of Distributed Order Management with our current Manhattan Warehouse Management solution.”

Distributed Order Management provides retailers with order fulfillment capabilities from an extended supply network that includes distribution centers, stores and drop-ship vendors. Retailers are provided with out-of-the box functionality for managing multi-channel shopping processes. Distributed Order Management is within Manhattan’s Order Lifecycle Management solution suite and can be synchronized with Manhattan’s Warehouse Management solution in the Distribution Management suite.

All products are part of the Manhattan SCOPE portfolio, which is developed on a Supply Chain Process Platform that facilitates the communication of cross-suite applications to address specific supply chain requirements for the goals of each Manhattan customer. Manhattan SCOPE solutions are designed to seamlessly optimize day-to-day processes from one common interface, in real time.

Performance Bicycle offers three great ways to shop: by store, by catalog and online at PerformanceBike.com. Performance also offers the “Deal of the Day,” which guests can find on the Web site or by following Performance on Twitter, www.twitter.com/@performance_inc.

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About Performance Bicycle

Performance Bicycle is the number one bike specialty retailer in the U.S. and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Performance Inc. Performance provides a multi-channel cycling retail experience that spans catalogs, a website at www.performancebike.com and 86 nationwide stores that cater to both the avid biking enthusiast and the recreational rider. Performance Inc. is majority owned by North Castle Partners of Greenwich, Connecticut. For more information about Performance Bicycle, please visit www.performancebike.com.
About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

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 optimisation 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 organisations optimise their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCALE(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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