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Pharmaceutical Group Optimizes Supply Chain Operations with Manhattan Associates


Manhattan WMS automates operations to drive efficiency improvements and service enhancements

Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. today announced that China Shijiazhuang Pharmaceutical Group (CSPC), a large pharmaceutical enterprise specializing in science, technology and trading, is implementing Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management solution (WMS) at its new distribution center (DC) in Shijiazhuang, China.

The deployment will enable CSPC to standardize and integrate the warehousing and distribution operations of CSPC Zhongcheng Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. to drive greater efficiency and reduce operating costs. CSPC also sees the investment as critical to support its future business plan to offer third party logistics services to other pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers operating in China.

The first phase of the operational ramp-up at the new DC will accommodate up to 350,000 cartons of medicine products. To support a distribution center of this size, CSPC needed to automate its warehouse and distribution operations with an advanced and flexible IT platform that could be seamlessly integrated with its ERP solution and warehouse control system.

“For us to grow our service capabilities and eventually be able to offer a comprehensive third party logistics service, we needed to focus on improving our operations to enhance efficiency and put us in a position where we could offer an unrivalled service in the industry,” said Mr. Zhang Yinghui, CIO of CSPC Zhongcheng Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. “The existing warehouse management solution we were using did not meet our short-term or longer-term needs. We therefore sought a new solution that would modernize, standardize and fully automate our operations to support the company’s future business strategy. We selected Manhattan Associates because its solutions have a proven track record in serving pharmaceutical companies of our size. We’re confident that Manhattan’s solutions will help us streamline and advance our operations.”

“We have a wealth of experience in helping some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Asia, so this was an ideal project for our team,” said Jeff Baum, senior vice president, International, at Manhattan Associates. “Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management solution drives cost savings and increases revenues for its pharmaceutical sector clients by automating and optimizing processes for a more effective distribution network. Manhattan is delighted that its solutions will serve as the primary supply chain technology platform that will underpin CSPC’s future growth strategy.” Manhattan Associates' WMS is engineered for optimal collaboration and communication with an extensive network of suppliers and partners. The solution enables companies to utilize space, people, inventory and equipment more optimally, fulfil orders faster and more accurately and enhance overall service levels to customers.

About China Shijiazhuang Pharmaceutical Group

China Shijiazhuang Pharmaceutical Group (CSPC) is a large pharmaceutical enterprise headquartered in China’s Hebei Province. It specializes in science, technology and trading, and is mainly engaged in the development, production and sale of pharmaceutical products. Key products include antibiotics, vitamins, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular medicines, antipyretic, analgesic, respiratory and antibiotic drugs. For more information please visit

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