Manhattan Associates has launched the latest version of its supply chain execution platform, Manhattan SCALE (Supply Chain Architected for Logistics Execution).
Manhattan SCALE 2010 adds a customisable desktop through small specialised gadgets – applications that are designed to do simple tasks and that can display data taken from the SCALE system or any other SQL Server database.
This enables users to gain immediate access to key information they need right from their desktop. Workflow has also been added to the solution and so with RF Receiving check-in for example, functionality can now be manipulated, so that the user is able to view and define the functionality/screen flow via a graphical interface.
It also offers an expanded Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI) module by adding functional areas to the data warehouse including inbound, labour management, location inventory and wave. A new Statistics Window for managing a Wave for example displays summary-level statistics about a completed wave and includes information such as how many shipments were consolidated and rejected which can address quality control issues, and how many containers were created.
The enhanced Value Added Services component can now direct products to where additional processing can take place.