PARIS and ATLANTA - October 24, 2011 - Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH), today announced that SDV, The Bolloré Group’s subsidiary, has selected the Warehouse Management (WMS) and Extended Enterprise Management (EEM) solution components from the Manhattan SCOPE portfolio.
SDV expects that Manhattan Associates' solutions will support logistics and flow-through processes in approximately 70 warehouses and that the solutions will be implemented for SDV customers operating in virtually every business sector and in many different geographies around the world.
SDV’s decision to partner with Manhattan was based on its firm belief that Manhattan’s technology and its global presence could help it deliver consistency across its operations at a process and technological level, no matter what geography or geographies a client happened to be operating in. Didier Julien, supply chain director at SDV, said, “Historically we had relied on a range of disparate tools to support our customers’ supply chains however we really needed a single, standard integrated set of advanced solution components that could be used across all of our business sectors and in all the countries in which our customers operate.”
“At the start of the tender process, we conducted a benchmark exercise to create a short-list of major market players. As the global leader in warehouse management solutions, the inclusion of Manhattan Associates wasn’t surprising. Then we asked each vendor to demonstrate the ability of its solution components to meet the specific needs of a hypothetical customer. Manhattan Associates was the only one that comprehensively passed the test. The decision to select Manhattan was a unanimous one and we were particularly impressed by the quality and flexibility of its WMS and EEM solution components.”
Henri Seroux, managing director of Manhattan Associates in France commented, “We are delighted to be working with such a successful and ambitious organization as SDV. Manhattan has a proven track record in being able to serve companies operating across a wide variety of sectors and in being able to optimize the supply chains of companies operating in a specific local market or those that operate in a truly global context. SDV and its customers can be confident that with Manhattan’s team and its constantly evolving solutions, we will strive to not just optimize their supply chains in the short term but enable their supply chains to evolve as their business challenges change over time.”
SDV’s first implementation of Manhattan’s Warehouse Management solution is scheduled to take place in the next few months in Asia whilst the first implementation of Extended Enterprise Management is expected to be completed by the middle of next year. Receive up-to-date product, customer and partner news directly from Manhattan Associates on Twitter and Facebook.
SDV, a company of Bolloré Logistics, is a global leader in supply chain management ranking among the world’s top 10 in transport and logistics with a network of 525 offices in 92 countries. Our solutions match the complete logistics needs of importers and exporters, upstream and downstream of production: organizing transport, customs and regulatory compliance, logistics, industrial projects and supply chain services. SDV is a specialist in the aerospace and defense industries thanks to more than 30 years of experience and a network of 800 experts who are trained to the technologies specific to this sector, with a presence in over 20 countries all operating within structures which are available 24/7.
About Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 21-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.