HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Supply Chain Commerce Solutions provider
Manhattan Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:MANH) today announced that The Home Depot is the recipient of its inaugural "Shipper of the Year" award. Carriers across the United States voted to select the winner based on peer nominations from customers of Manhattan's Transportation Management Solution. A variety of factors related to the performance and efficiency of the shipper were considered in the voting. There were 32 finalists, including top tier retailers, grocers, manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers.
The award was presented during the Transportation Luncheon at the company's annual customer conference, Momentum, at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL.
"As shipping capacity tightens, it becomes imperative that shippers develop carrier-friendly processes and procedures," said Mike Mulqueen, senior director, Manhattan Associates. "We congratulate The Home Depot for their recognition, and leadership, as Shipper of the Year."
"We are honored to be recognized by the carrier community, and Manhattan Associates, for our supply chain transformation," added Michelle Livingstone, vice president of transportation, The Home Depot.
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,263 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.
In the face of a freight capacity shortage, there are serious financial consequences for shippers that are not considered "preferred customers." Manhattan's white paper, "How to be a Preferred Shipping Customer," discusses strategies to develop productive shipper and carrier relationships that are simple and highly cost-effective.
Additionally, in a recent webinar, "How to be a Preferred Shipper," Manhattan and Celadon Trucking discuss metrics, technologies, and process improvements for shipper and carrier partnerships.
Manhattan's TMS solution suite provides supply chain transportation management options that can be tailored to customer's unique needs. Solutions include Appointment Scheduling, Audit Payment and Claims, Fleet Management, Logistics Gateway, Transportation Planning and Execution, Transportation Procurement, and Yard Management.
About Manhattan Associates
Manhattan Associates brings companies closer to their customers. We design, build and deliver market-leading Supply Chain Commerce Solutions that drive top line growth by converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution and efficiency. Our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help our customers around the world adapt to the challenges of the omni-channel marketplace. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.
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