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Northern Safety Achieves World-Class Delivery Performance Following Manhattan SCALE(TM) Implementation

ATLANTA, April 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northern Safety and Industrial, a national distributor of top-quality safety and industrial supplies, has deployed software from Manhattan Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:MANH) to deliver market-leading shipment accuracy to 150,000 customers in 20 locations across the U.S. Since Northern Safety's implementation of the Manhattan SCALE™ platform, the distributor is achieving 99.5 percent error-free shipping, a significant milestone that supports the company's dedication to elite service.

Northern Safety executives chose SCALE for its functional depth and flexibility, as well as its SAP® certification and seamless integration with Northern Safety's existing systems.

"We dedicate ourselves to safety in the workplace by ensuring that all of our customers have access to the leading safety supplies that the industry can offer," said Neil Sexton, president and COO, Northern Safety and Industrial. "Manhattan Associates plays a critical role in helping us achieve this goal by delivering market-leading supply chain capabilities that enable us to execute efficiently and accurately across our DCs."

In 2015, Northern Safety plans to expand its implementation of SCALE to additional branch and distribution center locations.

"Northern Safety has a remarkable business," said Darryl Barr, director, Manhattan Associates. "We are proud to partner with the company to help protect the safety of men and women across the country."

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About Northern Safety and Industrial

Northern Safety and Industrial is a national distributor of top-quality safety and industrial supplies. The company currently services more than 150,000 customers and employs nearly 500 people across its 20 locations. Its headquarters in Frankfort, New York serves as its main call center, operational center and primary distribution center. Northern Safety distributes a wide variety of brand-name products, including 3M™, Honeywell, DeWalt™, Moldex, MSA, Ansell Healthcare, Von Drehle Paper, Manulatex, Dexter-Russell Cutlery and countless others. In addition, the company developed its own line of safety and industrial products under the NS® Brand name. Members of the NS® Brand family include its flagship brand, N-Specs® Safety Eyewear, Gloves, ActivGARD® Protective Apparel, NS® Respiratory Protection, Head & Face Protection, ActivFlex® Ergonomics, Fall Protection and several others. Northern Safety distributes its products through multiple catalog mailings and its inside and outside sales force, as well as its fully interactive website.

About Manhattan Associates

Manhattan Associates makes commerce-ready supply chains that bring all points of commerce together so you're ready to sell and ready to execute. Across the store, through your network or from your fulfillment center, we design, build and deliver market-leading solutions that support both top-line growth and bottom-line profitability. By converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution, our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help our customers get commerce ready—and ready to reap the rewards of the omni-channel marketplace. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.

CONTACT: Press Contact: Amber Freeman Manhattan Associates 678-597-6820 afreeman@manh.comSource:Manhattan Associates