Manhattan Associates Earns Supply Chain Innovation Honor at the 2013 Mercury Awards

SYDNEY, Australia and ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Supply Chain Commerce provider Manhattan Associates (Nasdaq:MANH) today announced it has won the 2013 Supply Chain Innovation Award at Logistics & Materials Handling's Mercury Awards ceremony. Manhattan Associates was recognized for its supply chain commerce innovation work at Super Retail Group, a leading retailer in the automotive after-market and sporting and leisure goods sectors. A recent upgrade of Manhattan's supply chain commerce platform has provided the retailer with an optimized supply chain network and the capability to build a comprehensive, omni-channel distribution capability across its operations in Australia and New Zealand.

The Manhattan solution has already helped Super Retail Group standardize and optimize operations across five 'multi-use' distribution centers (DCs) handling inventory flows for eight different business units. This has reduced lead times to stores and facilitated the company's recent expansion. The upgraded system is also supporting the group's growing omni-channel requirements and will be a key enabler for its future growth.

Graham Chad, general manager, Group Logistics, at Super Retail Group, commented, "As a long-standing customer of Manhattan Associates, we have seen its supply chain solutions evolve to meet the demands of the digital revolution. It is a combination of this commitment to innovation, the flexible and scalable nature of its solutions to support omni-channel commerce, and the ability of those solutions to help drive revenue and relationships that have earned Manhattan this esteemed accolade."

Raghav Sibal, managing director, Australia and New Zealand at Manhattan Associates accepted the award on behalf of the Manhattan team and commented, "This award further validates Manhattan Associates' leadership position in Australia & New Zealand. We have a strong focus on research and development with more than $300 million invested in our supply chain commerce solutions since 2006. We are delighted to have another long-standing customer benefit from our investment in solutions that help them get closer to their customers. This recognition is also testament to the experienced team we have in the region and their dedication to our rapidly growing customer base."

Manhattan Associates was also acknowledged as a finalist in the categories of 'Logistics Leader' and 'Best Warehouse and/or Storage Solution' at this year's Mercury Awards, held at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney, Australia on September 12.

For more information about the 2013 Logistics & Material Handling Mercury Awards please visit Logistics & Materials Handling.

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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.

CONTACT: Samantha Baiada LEWIS PR Tel: +61 (2) 9409 3100 Samantha.baiada@lewispr.com John Bird Manhattan Associates Tel: +44 (0) 1344 318071 jbird@manh.comSource:Manhattan Associates