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Walls Industries Selects Manhattan Associates' RFID Solutions


Apparel Company Expands Long-time Relationship to Further Enhance High Productivity, Inventory Visibility and 99% Shipping Accuracy

ATLANTA - August 22, 2006 - Leading supply chain solutions provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH), will deploy EPC Manager, a component of its RFID Solutions, for leading apparel manufacturer Walls Industries. Distributor to a diverse group of retail customers, outlet stores and online shoppers, Walls will utilize EPC Manager to meet retailers' 2007 compliance requirements as well as to add value to its supply chain processes and provide greater inventory and shipping accuracy. EPC Manager will integrate with Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solution, already deployed at Walls, expanding a relationship between the two companies that goes back for more than a decade.

"Manhattan Associates has been a great partner over the years, and we value the relationship," said Tom Felton, chief information officer at Walls. "It has provided us with not only the solutions to support our distribution activities but the hardware as well—from our IBM System i™ servers to scan guns. When it came time to look for an RFID solution, we quickly determined that the best course of action was to leverage our relationship with Manhattan Associates."

Walls implemented Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solution in the mid-1990s with the primary goal of automating its supply chain. Since then, Walls has consolidated three of its facilities and now fulfills all orders through its Fort Worth distribution center. Utilizing the increased inventory visibility and optimized distribution processes gained through the Manhattan Associates solution, Walls is able to locate items quickly and accurately and put them to locations before they are needed, increasing productivity and saving time. "We achieve more than 99% accuracy in what we ship today," said Felton. "This translates into customer satisfaction." In 2004, Walls upgraded the solution to benefit from enhanced functionality and built-in support of RFID and other emerging technologies.

"We like Manhattan Associates because it stays ahead of the game. With each new change or development in the industry—whether shipping requirements, dynamic routing or RFID—Manhattan Associates' solutions are ready when we need them. Its retail compliance guarantee ensures that we stay up-to-date with our customers' shipping and RFID requirements."

"Companies like Walls view their supply chains strategically—not as a collection of independent cost-centers, necessary to execute delivery of goods," said Jeff Mitchell, Manhattan Associates' executive vice president, Americas. "By enhancing visibility, optimizing inventory and best utilizing the assets you already have, an integrated supply chain can help you raise revenue and gain market share over the long-term. Most importantly, it helps you ensure that your product is right there—whether online or in the store—when the consumer goes looking for it."

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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