Successful deployment of Warehouse Management System by leading pharmaceutical distributor earns Manhattan Associates award for a second time
SHANGHAI and ATLANTA - January 10, 2012 - Global supply chain optimization provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) has been named ‘Best IT Supply Chain Solution Provider in Asia’ by a panel of independent industry experts from the Global Supply Chain Council. The successful deployment of Manhattan’s Warehouse Management system (WMS) by Sinpoharm, China’s largest pharmaceuticals distributor, was a key factor in helping Manhattan win the CHaINA award for the second time.
In the fiercely competitive pharmaceutical industry, effective management of the entire supply chain has become essential. This has been made possible with the advent of technologies that control not just storage and transportation, but every process in the supply chain.
Manhattan Associates’ software has delivered impressive improvements to Sinopharm’s service operations, while streamlining the entire working procedures of its logistics center. It has enhanced every step of the supply chain process from receiving to inspection, through put-away, re-checking, picking, packing and shipping. Manhattan Associates’ WMS is able to manage the movement of goods in a more efficient manner through better visibility of inventory and access to comprehensive supply chain data. Through enhanced quality control, better service and more timely fulfilment of orders, Sinopharm boosted inventory accuracy to 99.99 percent and on-shelf availability to 100 percent.
Cheng Junpei, general manager, Sinopharm Logistics Co., Ltd, commented, “With the rapid globalization of the pharmaceutical industry and intense pressure on domestic pharmaceutical companies in China to adopt internationally recognized best practices to expand their businesses overseas, supply chain management capability has become a critical competitive advantage. With the solutions we have from Manhattan Associates, we can leverage world-class supply chain technology to strengthen our operations and stay one step ahead of the ever intensifying competition. Manhattan Associates sets an exceptionally high standard in terms of performance, experience and professionalism, and this has been significant in helping us optimize and expand our distribution network.”
Each year, the CHaINA awards recognize innovation, excellence and success in supply chain management, procurement and logistics by identifying and rewarding outstanding performance among leading manufacturers, retailers, 3PLs, IT solution providers and key practitioners in industry across the whole of Asia. A panel of judges consisting of leading supply chain executives draws up a shortlist of companies for each award category based on the successes that nominated businesses are able to demonstrate throughout their Asian operations before an online voting poll decides the ultimate winners. The 2011 awards ceremony, hosted by the Global Supply Chain Council, was held at InterContinental Shanghai Puxi on Nov. 3, 2011.
Jeff Baum, Manhattan Associates’ senior vice president, International (Asia Pacific), commented, “We are once again delighted to have won this prestigious industry award. This recognition will help propel our business further forward as we seek new market opportunities to cement our position as the supply chain solutions provider of choice to companies in not just the pharmaceutical industry but in retail, 3PL, CPG, food, electronics and other industry verticals throughout Asia. Manhattan Associates remains committed to providing leading edge supply chain optimization solutions that our customers need to stay competitive in today’s market. It is our team’s expertize, technical knowledge and professionalism combined with the quality of our products that enable us to meet the unique requirements of our customers and that have helped us earn the accolade of ‘best IT supply chain solution provider’.”
Sinopharm started using Manhattan Associates solutions in 2006, deploying the company’s supply chain solution in its highly automated distribution center in Shanghai. It was then rolled out to Sinopharm’s many other distribution centers across China as part of its strategic plan to achieve integrated supply chain management and execution. By implementing Manhattan Associates’ WMS, Sinopharm now has the ability to analyze the performance of the warehouse and can identify areas where productivity and service level improvements can be made.
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About Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 22-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 organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier™, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.