ACCO Brands Expands Collaboration With Manhattan Associates, Further Optimizes
Its European Supply Chain
LONDON and NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands, March 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Manhattan Associates (Nasdaq:MANH), today announced that ACCO Brands, one of
the world's largest suppliers of branded office products, has chosen to
implement Manhattan's Warehouse Management (WMS) and Supply Chain Intelligence
(SCI) solutions in its Halesowen (UK) warehouse, and upgrade the current
Manhattan WMS and SCI solutions in its warehouse in Born (the Netherlands).
Manhattan Associates' Slotting Optimization solution will also be implemented
in both warehouses. The implementations and upgrades are part of a complete
overhaul of ACCO Brands' IT infrastructure.
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"Our pan-European supply chain operations are complex and fast-growing," said
Andy Richards, Director of IT Europe at ACCO Brands. "The integrated warehouse
management environment gives us real-time supply chain visibility on a
European level and completely supports the pan-European rollout of our new ERP
ACCO Brands runs its European operations from the two central warehouses in
Born and Halesowen as well as a number of forward warehouses across Europe.
ACCO Brands first implemented Manhattan's Warehouse Management Solution, which
leverages IBMi server technology, in its warehouse in Born in 2006 to optimise
its European supply chain. It also implemented Manhattan's Supply Chain
Intelligence solution to gain strategic and actionable insights to drive
logistics performance improvements.
"Our Distribution Management solutions are highly scalable and we are
therefore able to fully support ACCO Brands' future business needs and help
them grow their business on a pan European level," said Steve Smith, senior
vice president EMEA at Manhattan Associates.
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About ACCO Brands
ACCO Brands Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded
office products. The company markets its products in more than 100 countries
through its own sales force and distribution networks. ACCO Brands has a long
history of industry leadership and innovation, and is focused on delivering
exceptional value for its shareholders and customers by providing unique,
leading-edge, branded office products. For more information, please visit
About Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 23-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 and Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management
and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology For
more information, please visit www.manh.com.
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