Manhattan Supply Chain Commerce Solutions Provide Platform for Growth at Shanghai Pharma

SHANGHAI and ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Pharma), a national pharmaceutical group headquartered in Shanghai, China, has successfully deployed the latest version of Manhattan Associates' (Nasdaq:MANH) Warehouse Management solution (WMS) at a new warehouse facility in Shanghai, China. This latest project success will enable the pharmaceutical giant to continue growing in the years ahead as well as help it get closer to its customers.

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The highly scalable nature of Manhattan's WMS means Shanghai Pharma is able to handle extremely high throughput within its new DC, ensuring a continuous, smooth operation during peak periods. The solution has also reduced operating costs within the DC and allowed Shanghai Pharma to improve customer service through improved service levels.

According to Shanghai Pharma's Logistics Department, "We saw improved benefit from this latest deployment of Manhattan's supply chain commerce technology. We wanted to establish an advanced supply chain systems capability that would not just manage the new warehouse and logistics facilities, but would also serve as an independent, open and intelligent platform that could drive further improvements in inventory accuracy, deliver productivity improvements in our warehouses, drive down costs throughout our distribution network and serve as an enabler for business growth. We have achieved all of this with the latest version of Manhattan's industry-leading solutions and technology platform."

The scalable nature of the Manhattan solution helps Shanghai Pharma comfortably handle its order processing peaks each week, when throughput volumes can surge by 200 to 300 per cent. Today, Shanghai Pharma is processing a daily fulfilment volume of up to 35,000 cases per day.

Steve Smith, senior vice president, International Operations, at Manhattan Associates, commented, "With our long-established working relationship, we have a deep understanding of Shanghai Pharma's operations, enabling us to provide a fully optimized supply chain commerce solution that meets the business's needs. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Shanghai Pharma as it embarks on the next phase of its supply chain enhancement project in a warehouse in Shanghai's Pudong district as well as several other warehouses outside the city."

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About Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Pharmaceuticals is the only integrated pharmaceutical company in the PRC that has leading positions in both pharmaceutical product and distribution markets. It is China's second-largest pharmaceutical distributor and third-largest pharmaceutical producer. The Group has adopted an integrated vertical business model and provides solutions in pharmaceutical manufacturing, distribution, logistics storage and retail. The Group currently offers more than 800 pharmaceutical products as well as pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain services to more than 8,000 hospitals and medical institutions in China. The Group also operates approximately 1,700 self-operated and franchise stores nationwide. For more information, please visit http://english.pharm-sh.com.cn/index.html.

About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

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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