MOL Logistics China Selects Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management Solution


Leading Logistics Provider to Improve Customer Service with Proven Supply Chain Solution

SHANGHAI, TOKYO and ATLANTA - June 28, 2005 - Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH), the global leader in providing supply chain execution and optimization solutions, announced today that MOL Logistics, an subsidiary company to MOL (Mitsui O.S.K Lines), one of the world's largest multi-model shipping companies, has successfully implemented Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solution at its warehouse at Zhang Jiagang in Jiangsu Province, China. The warehousing, automated locating, inventory and wave management capabilities of the Microsoft .Net-based solution have enabled MOL Logistics China to optimize its storage utilization, track inventory from shipping to receiving by lot number, manufacturing date and bag and container number, and automatically allocate inventory for shipment based on the status of the stored products and specific order requirements.

"Since the establishment of MOL Logistics China in 1999, we have developed a good presence in China, which has enabled us to secure a modest but growing share of China's total foreign trade in the world's major trade lanes," said Preston Lui, CEO of MOL Logistics China. "In recognizing the growing customer need for not only basic container and non-container shipping services, but also logistics and supply chain management in China, we established a warehouse in Zhang Jiagang to provide storage of raw materials and finished products for our clients. In order to provide high-level service and boost customer satisfaction, we were looking for a solution that could optimize storage efficiency since the availability of space is always a problem during high storage periods. Additionally, we needed a solution that would enable us to accurately track information for quality control purposes and ensure that products that are not ready for shipment are not accidentally released by the warehouse. We also needed the ability to find the exact location of a bag or container quickly when required. We approached several international and local logistics solutions providers to identify the right solution. We chose Manhattan Associates not only because it is a renowned global leader that provides proven supply chain solutions, but also it has strong global presence and industry experience that can support our operations and business development around the world."

"The selection of our Warehouse Management solution by MOL Logistics China for its Zhang Jiagang facility was an exciting step for our company," said Mr. Mark Weaser, vice president, Asia Pacific, Manhattan Associates. "With our solutions' high configurability and ease of installation, we were able to quickly implement the project within three months—from kick-off to system go-live. Our global presence and strong local knowledge and expertise supported MOL Logistics' need to roll out its business throughout the region. In addition to software solutions, MOL Logistics can also enjoy the comprehensive after-sales services that we provide to all our clients, which include a 24-hour, 7 days a week customer support hotline to provide real time local language services to our clients around the globe. Clients can also obtain latest information about our solutions and important information through Manhattan Associates' extranet."

Since the launch of its China operation in 2004, Manhattan Associates has successfully provided supply chain solutions to customers in industries such as pharmaceutical and logistics in China. Weaser added, "With China becoming a world factory, increasing competition has forced both international and local manufacturers to look for ways to optimize their supply chain to reduce cost and improve customer service. As a global leader in providing supply chain solutions, Manhattan Associates is well positioned to meet the growing market demand in China with our considerable experience and expertise in the logistics industry with clients around the globe and throughout the Asia Pacific region."

Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solutions enable faster and more efficient flow of goods through the distribution center, optimization of facility layout and increased productivity of workforce. For more information about Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solutions or other components of its Integrated Logistics Solutions™, please visit

About Manhattan Associates
Manhattan Associates, Inc., is the global leader in providing supply chain execution and optimization solutions. It enables excellence through its warehouse, transportation, distributed order management, reverse logistics and trading partner management applications, as well as its RFID, performance management and event management capabilities. These Integrated Logistics 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 900 customers representing more than 1,600 facilities worldwide, which include some of the world's leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers. For more information about Manhattan Associates visit

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