Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Foschini standardizes Distribution Operations with Manhattan WMS
Foschini standardizes Distribution Operations with Manhattan WMS
04
Jul '08
Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates announced that Foschini Group, one of South Africa's leading fashion and lifestyle retail chains, has selected Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solution (WMS) for Open Systems, to serve the group's multiple Retail Divisions, which span clothing, jewellery, accessories, cosmetics, sporting and outdoor apparel, equipment and homewares.

The contract award is a joint success for Manhattan and channel partner Supply Chain Junction, a specialist supply chain consultancy focusing on the South African market. The two companies will work together on the project to provide Foschini with an order fulfilment platform to support the Group's store network extending across South Africa's nine provinces and into neighbouring countries including Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.

With an incumbent WMS that required Foschini's own support and development, the company sought a WMS that would free up internal IT resources and that could also support business processes such as postponement, cross-docking, part order allocation and part order delivery. Manhattan's WMS has the necessary functionality to effectively handle these requirements and additionally meets virtually all other process support requirements of Foschini's diverse portfolio of retail businesses.

"The Manhattan solution positions our group strategically for the future," explained Jan Tukker, group logistics director. "We wanted our internal team to be able to respond quickly to supply chain challenges and developments by making simple system configuration changes based on best practice rather than developing new code to support processes that may have been sub-optimal. Working with Manhattan will provide us with business benefits that alternative solution providers just could not deliver."

Steve Smith, senior vice president, EMEA, at Manhattan Associates, commented, "This is another key win for us in South Africa and we're excited to be working alongside Supply Chain Junction to help Foschini and other forward-thinking enterprises pursue a strategy of supply chain optimisation.

There are some interesting dynamics at play both in South Africa and in the global economy right now and the need to be competitive is more intense than ever. Whether it is the pursuit of sales growth or a means to control cost or both, we believe our constantly evolving solutions complemented by the expertise of Supply Chain Junction position us well to strengthen the supply chain operations of both local and multi-national companies operating in South Africa."

Manhattan Associates Inc


Must ReadView All

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

The Pakistan government has notified the ‘Duty Drawback of Taxes...

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Ghana’s ministry of trade and industry has set up a taskforce to...

Courtesy: Coach

Fashion | On 21st Oct 2017

US company Coach to change name to Tapestry from Oct 31

Coach Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and...

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.1%
No
12.9%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.4%
No
28.6%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.7%
No
10.0%
Skip
4.3%

Total Votes: 70

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.7%
No
11.4%
Skip
12.9%

Total Votes: 70


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search