Wincanton Completes First Deployments of Manhattan Associates

Leading logistics services provider completes first implementations of Manhattan’s WMS and Supply Chain Intelligence solutions

PARIS & ATLANTA (May 18, 2010) –

Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced that Wincanton has successfully completed the roll-out of Manhattan’s Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) and Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI) solutions for its clients Isover and Supra. These two implementations are the first that Wincanton has completed in France and follow the company’s decision in 2008 to select Manhattan Associates’ solutions to support its entire European logistics infrastructure.

Wincanton offers tailored logistics solutions that are adapted to the needs of its clients, proposing to operate distribution centers (DCs) owned by its clients or to supply a complete service operated in its own DCs. By embarking on a wide and ambitious plan to standardize its IT infrastructure right across Europe, Wincanton is both responding to and anticipating the evolving needs of its clients. These companies are operating in a variety of countries and communicating in a growing number of languages, while increasingly seeking consistency in the way they interact with their logistics services provider.

The first implementation of Manhattan’s solutions by Wincanton in France was initiated at Isover, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain that specialises in insulation materials. Manhattan’s WMS and SCI solutions are now successfully installed at a DC in Chemillé (Western France) that is owned by Saint-Gobain and operated by Wincanton. The site includes an outdoor storage area of 540,000 square feet and an indoor facility of 65,000 square feet, allowing Wincanton to manage a very high volume but relatively narrow range of products on behalf of Isover. As part of this implementation project, Manhattan’s supply chain solutions were integrated with Isover’s SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The Chemillé DC, which was initially focused on serving a nearby Saint-Gobain production facility as well as external suppliers, now serves three production facilities, one of which is located on the Chemillé site. Wincanton progressively transitioned the three inbound flows onto the Manhattan Associates solutions and completed this element a month after the outbound flows went live.

Wincanton subsequently embarked on a second project to deploy Manhattan’s WMS and SCI solutions at French client Supra. The company, founded in 1878 and operating in 30 countries, specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of fireplaces and air treatment systems. Wincanton manages Supra’s logistics operations at its 160,000 square foot DC in Dambach (Eastern France). Following the successful implementation of Manhattan’ solutions, Supra is benefitting from improved inventory management and order fulfilment capabilities.

“We have been very pleased with these first deployments of Manhattan Associates’ solutions, and this is a great testament to the commitment of both the Manhattan and Wincanton teams,” commented Egbert Maagd, General Manager Western Europe, Wincanton. “We have been able to use the Manhattan solutions to support our clients’ needs only four to six months after the respective initiations of each project. The new systems bring to Wincanton and its clients valuable improvements in terms of supply chain process management and operational efficiency. Additionally, Manhattan Associates’ Supply Chain Intelligence solution allows us to rely on powerful reporting and analytical tools that enable us to ensure a continuous improvement of our clients’ supply chain operations. We continue to collaborate closely with Manhattan’s team in France in order to reach the ambitious objectives we set ourselves.”

Steve Smith, senior vice president of Manhattan Associates EMEA, commented, “Manhattan and Wincanton are now working together in a number of countries across Europe and we’re very pleased with the progress we’re making as a joint team. The deployments in France have been conducted in an exemplary fashion and I’m delighted to see Wincanton and its customers already benefitting from our solutions in a number of different ways. We look forward to building on this success throughout the rest of Europe over the coming months and years.”

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About Wincanton

Wincanton is a European leader in the design and delivery of advanced supply chain solutions. Its 30,000 people operate across Europe, generating an annual turnover of over £1.9bn / EUR2.8bn, offering a broad spectrum of services that enable clients to optimise their logistics requirements at local, national and regional level. Serving some of the world’s leading companies, Wincanton offers extensive experience in many market sectors, including automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, food service, high tech, industrial, energy & petroleum and retail.

Wincanton is focused on operational excellence, continually striving to provide value and product leadership through a detailed understanding of companies’ requirements. The results are solutions that allow customers to focus on their core business. Warehousing solutions are tailored to requirements on a dedicated, shared-user or networked basis, while transport is provided utilising road, rail, air and intermodal systems. Further information on Wincanton’s unique achievements and competencies can be found by visiting
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 optimization 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 optimize 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

Source: Manhattan Associates