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Forzani Extends Visibility, Increases Productivity with Integrated Logistics Solutions™ and Business


Manhattan Associates' Warehouse and Transportation Management Solutions Support Retailer's Strategies and Future Growth

ATLANTA, September 12, 2006 -
Leading supply chain solutions provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) and The Forzani Group Ltd. report greater supply chain performance for the Canadian retailer within just two days of implementing Manhattan Associates' Integrated Logistics Solutionsincluding its Warehouse Management, Transportation Execution and Performance Management solutions.

"We were at full productivity within two days," said Keith Lambert, vice-president, supply chain, for Forzani. "We are confident that we will continue to see productivity rise. Manhattan Associates is a strategic fit for us, and its solutions have the inherent flexibility that we wanted to support our business goals and expand our market share across Canada."

As the largest sporting goods retailer in Canada, it is fitting that Forzani's reasons for implementing supply chain solutionsas well as the implementation itselfproved to be perfect examples of teamwork. Serving more than 230 stores and wholesalers, 200+ franchises and a Web site, Forzani's core principles include offering an extensive product mix, great price points and unparalleled value for consumers. The new logistics solution, delivered on time and on budget through collaboration of project teams from both companies, supports Forzani's increased service to customers and continued delivery on its company goals. Forzani can now optimize warehouse layout and labor resources within its Toronto facility, streamline outbound shipment processes and utilize cross docking and put-to-store methods to speed the flow of goods. Forzani is also better able to track product, share information electronically with its trading partners and improve response times to stores.

"We regularly review operations to ensure they are efficient and cost-effective and provide the best service to customers and stores," said Lambert. "Manhattan Associates' solutions allowed us to update our processes without the heavy investment that would have been required to modernize our former systems, and they integrate with our merchandising system, automated conveyors and put-to-light equipment without additional modifications. The solutions will continue to open doors to many other things that we plan to do as well."

"Forzani has enhanced customer service and achieved success in an industry with increasingly complex multi-channel and seasonal demands," said Jeff Mitchell, Manhattan Associates' executive vice president, Americas. "Increased visibility and productivity across its supply chain will help Forzani continue to deliver sporting goods as its market share grows without carrying larger safety stocks. We develop our Integrated Logistics Solutions to provide businesses with unified supply chain execution so they can move goods quickly and seamlessly through the supply chain and to the store or front door as promised." Forzani is also implementing Manhattan Associates' Trading Partner Management solution, which will provide further visibility to goods as they move in the supply chain from source to consumption.

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