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Mexico's Largest 3PL Provider, Zimag Logistics, Replaces its Legacy System with Manhattan Associates' PkMS

05.04.2003

Addition of Zimag Logistics Continues Manhattan Associates' Expansion into Latin American Market, Further Develops 3PL Leadership Position

ATLANTA - March 31, 2003 - Manhattan Associates (Nasdaq: MANH), the global leader in providing supply chain execution (SCE) solutions, today announced that Zimag Logistics, Mexico's largest third party logistics (3PL) company, has selected Manhattan Associates' industry-leading supply chain execution solution, PkMS®. Zimag selected PkMS to replace its legacy system following a two-year evaluation of competitive offerings. Zimag switched to PkMS to meet the increasingly sophisticated distribution needs of its Fortune 1000 clients including Colgate-Palmolive, Energizer, Maybelline and Tesa Tape. The company expects that by deploying PkMS and adding radio frequency (RF) technology in the distribution center (DC) it will be able to reduce cycle times, while providing Zimag and its customers with increased inventory visibility and additional control of the supply chain.

"At Zimag Logistics, technology is of the utmost importance and distinguishes us from others in the 3PL marketplace," said Iliana Gamiz, general director at Zimag Logistics. "Manhattan Associates' PkMS will provide us with a scalable, flexible supply chain execution solution that can address the diverse needs of our clients. In addition, this implementation will make Zimag one of the first Mexican 3PL companies to offer its clients RF technology and an advanced, functionally robust warehouse management system—a differentiator that will truly provide us with the competitive advantage needed to secure new business and continue to satisfy our current customer-base."

With PkMS, Zimag will gain greater control over, and more information about, its customers' supply chains. PkMS, coupled with RF technology in the DC, will provide Zimag and its customers with real-time information about inventory levels and the location of inventory within the supply chain. The combined solution will also help Zimag increase the efficiency of its pick-pack-ship process, saving both time and money. Additionally, PkMS will enable Zimag to offer more customized services to its customers, allowing Zimag to keep its current customers satisfied and make their services more attractive to potential new customers that have increasingly sophisticated and specialized supply chain requirements.

PkMS enables 3PL companies such as Zimag to gain exacting control over their distribution center operations, including receiving, inventory management, replenishment, order personalization, picking, packing and shipping. The result is a more streamlined operation with improved supply chain performance and the efficiencies 3PL's need for their diverse customer-base. Additionally, PkMS enables multi-client support within a single distribution center by supporting multiple order profiles, SKU profiles, product handling requirements and value-added services.

"Zimag represents an important milestone for Manhattan Associates as we continue to grow our presence in the Latin American market. Having the leading 3PL provider in Mexico adopt our solution sends a clear message to the Mexican and Latin American markets that Manhattan Associates is the leading provider of solutions that meet the unique business needs of the 3PL market," said Alain Poirier, vice president, Latin America for Manhattan Associates. "We are committed to helping Zimag continue to provide superior service for its customers through the use of the industry-leading WMS, PkMS."

With a dedicated 3PL business unit, Manhattan Associates provides 3PL companies like Zimag with a powerful suite of supply chain execution solutions to meet their need to manage costs while providing a selection of services to their diverse customer base. Manhattan Associates provides 3PL companies with a broad range of supply chain software suites that includes MA Fulfill, a comprehensive supply chain execution suite bundling PkMS, PKCost, PkMS Pronto and PKAllocate, MA Deliver for integrated transportation management, MA Optimize for business intelligence and space and labor optimization and MA Collaborate for real-time communication between supply chain constituencies.
About Manhattan Associates
Manhattan Associates, Inc., is the global leader in providing supply chain execution solutions. We enable operational excellence through real-time collaboration, execution and optimization. Our solutions leverage state-of-the-art technologies, innovative practices and our domain expertise to enhance performance, profitability and competitive advantage. Manhattan Associates has licensed more than 870 customers representing more than 1,300 facilities worldwide, which include some of the world's leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
For more information:
Manhattan Associates
Tel: 770.955.7070

About Zimag
Established in 1979, Zimag Logistics is a leader in the Mexican warehousing, distribution, shipping and logistics industry. Zimag is comprised of two main companies: Zimag Logistics—3PL services and Transportes Altor—transportation services. The company's national network includes 21 full service warehouses, more than 700 truck fleets, integrated systems with e-commerce capabilities and more than 1,169 dedicated associates. Zimag's core competencies include market knowledge, supply chain management and logistics cost and service optimization, all of which have helped the company sustain its growth, investments and profitability.
For more information:
Zimag Logistics
Tel: 011 525 5553176092