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TNT Fashion Group Fulfils Fila's European Distribution with Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management Solution


Fashion Logistics Specialist and Supply Chain Solutions Provider Combine to Optimise Sportswear Brand's European Order Fulfilment

UTRECHT and ATLANTA - August 15, 2006 - Leading supply chain solutions provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH), announced that TNT Fashion Group, the European market leader in warehousing and distribution services for the apparel trade, has successfully implemented Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solution at its European distribution centre (DC) in Roosendaal, the Netherlands.

The facility is a dedicated DC for the clothing and footwear collection of TNT Fashion Group customer Fila. Goods are distributed from the DC to the sportswear brand's subsidiaries, distributors and agents throughout Europe. All products destined for the European market are manufactured at various locations in the Far East and then routed through the DC in Roosendaal. The distribution centre is able to move a large amount of goods quickly and efficiently with the help of around 40,000 live picking areas. Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solution on IBM's eServer platform is integrated with Fila's European subsidiaries, giving TNT Fashion Group a real-time view of Fila's stock, orders and product transit status and enabling a 24-hour DC-to-delivery destination cycle time.

"We are very successful in designing, implementing and managing distribution networks," said Terry Norman, logistics business development director of TNT Fashion Group. "This is our core business and we will be expanding these activities in the future. The apparel market is a fast-changing industry, and we place a huge emphasis on continually developing innovative solutions to meet its requirements. Our faith in Manhattan Associates is demonstrated by our long and continued cooperation and is derived from the confidence we have that their supply chain solutions will evolve with the ever-changing requirements of the industries they support."

"Understanding customer demands and the levers that drive effective supply chain management are critical to any apparel brand's success, particularly given the intense focus on maximising availability in today's retail sector," said Steve Smith, vice president of EMEA at Manhattan Associates. "We are confident that the complementary strengths of TNT Fashion Group and Manhattan Associates will bring improved benefits to the Fila brand, its subsidiaries, distributors, agents and customers throughout Europe."

About TNT Fashion Group
TNT Fashion Group is dedicated to providing for the specialist needs of retailers and their suppliers by storing and distributing hanging garments and boxed goods throughout Europe. It is the market leader in shared user retail distribution services, offering customers a variety of services including door to door, same day, next day, three day and nominated day delivery, and has an extensive European retail collections and distribution services network.

About Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Manhattan Associates® is a leading supply chain solutions provider. The company's supply chain planning, supply chain execution, business intelligence and business process platform capabilities enable its more than 1200 customers worldwide to enhance profitability, performance and competitive advantage.

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