News | April 1, 2014

Kintetsu World Express Selects Manhattan Associates Supply Chain Commerce Solutions To Run Integrated Logistics Operation

Cape Town, South Africa and Atlanta, GA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Supply Chain Commerce Solutions provider Manhattan Associates, Inc., (Nasdaq:MANH) today announced that Kintetsu World Express South Africa (KWE SA), a market leader in integrated logistics services and part of the Kintetsu World Express global network, has selected the Manhattan SCALE™ product suite to optimize its regional supply chain operation and to support business growth. Manhattan SCALE™ provides a flexible, state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution management platform, capable of supporting the group's activities in a range of industry sectors including aerospace, automotive and high technology and will help drive revenue and margin growth by enabling improved service levels and greater operational efficiency.

Local Manhattan partner, Supply Chain Junction, a full service supply chain consulting firm and technology integrator, will lead the implementation project, working closely with the Manhattan and KWE SA teams. The Manhattan deployment, a legacy warehouse management system replacement, will initially extend to distribution centers (DCs) across South Africa – in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Kevin Higgins, general manager, warehousing, KWE SA, commented, "Our engagement with Manhattan Associates and Supply Chain Junction is key to improving the quality of the integrated logistics services we offer to our customers. Manhattan's solutions will help us grow our core revenues at the same time as driving margin enhancement for both KWE SA and our customers through a more streamlined logistics operation. Our decision to work with Manhattan and Supply Chain Junction was relatively straightforward given their track record of working together in South Africa for many years and Manhattan's track record globally of serving not just the 3PL sector but many of the same industries in which we play."

KWE SA's selection of Manhattan and Supply Chain Junction followed a review of several competing vendors' solutions and support capabilities in the South African market. KWE SA sought a partner that is continually innovating to ensure long term success. Additionally, KWE SA needed a solution platform that could be easily integrated with its existing Microsoft technology infrastructure.

Martin Lockwood, senior director at Manhattan Associates, commented, "Manhattan Associates and Supply Chain Junction look forward to partnering with KWE SA and playing a key role in enabling the company's rapid growth as a leading integrated logistics services provider in South Africa."

Manhattan SCALE is a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions, built on Microsoft .NET technology, and designed to be rapidly implemented and deployed to meet the needs of industries such as third-party logistics, wholesale, distribution and consumer packaged goods.

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About Kintetsu World Express
Kintetsu World Express, Inc. provides comprehensive one-stop services and solutions that incorporate airfreight forwarding, ocean freight forwarding and a full-range of logistics services to provide "Optimum Distribution Solutions" to its clients on a global scale. With 8,984 employees, the KWE Group works around the clock at 308 locations in 193 cities and in 32 countries. The company has 138 warehouses with a space capacity of 672 335 sq. m. The company's global network is organically linked with its information systems, enabling it to track the location of customers' valuable cargo at all times. For information, please visit www.kwe.com.

About Supply Chain Junction
Supply Chain Junction is a full service supply chain consulting firm and technology integrator. We have a specific aim of assisting companies in creating competitive advantage via the optimisation of their supply chains through the use of technology and best in class processes. For more information, please visit www.scjunction.co.za.

About Manhattan Associates
Manhattan Associates brings companies closer to their customers. We design, build and deliver market-leading Supply Chain Commerce Solutions that drive top line growth by converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution and efficiency. Our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help our customers around the world adapt to the challenges of the omni-channel marketplace. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.

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SOURCE: Manhattan Associates

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