Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Matalan upgrades warehouse management system

Matalan has rolled out the latest version of Manhattan Associates’ warehouse management systems at its three UK distribution centres.

The Skelmersdale, Knowsley and Corby DCs span over one million square feet. The upgrade is designed to give Matalan the supply chain flexibility it needs to support its store expansion programme as well its multi-channel retail plans.

Pete Trainer, IT and logistics director at Matalan Retail, said: “The quality of Manhattan Associates’ software is excellent and we have experienced a very smooth implementation in our key warehouses in the UK, without any interruption to the business – a particularly impressive feat at a time of year when we’re going into peak season.

“The testing process was vigorous as it was important to get the implementation right, rather than be rushed and risk any fulfilment inaccuracies. The level of organisation and detail we now have on stock stand us in good stead for further expansion into e-commerce as well, where Manhattan will be able to help us cost effectively manage order volume increases and support our multi-channel operations.”