Supply Chain Commerce provider continues to grow
by Michael J. Pallerino
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Manhattan Associates CEO Eddie Capel is pleased with the growth of the company, but said the best is yet to come. (Sam Bennett/Staff)
Manhattan Associates CEO Eddie Capel is pleased with the growth of the company, but said the best is yet to come. (Sam Bennett/Staff)
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CUMBERLAND - If the analysts thought 2013 was a good year for Manhattan Associates, president and CEO Eddie Capel said they haven't seen anything yet. The best-in-class global solutions provider for supply chain leaders is set to build off the most successful year. 

Along with being named a "Top Workplace" in Atlanta in 2013, the Cobb-based company recently announced earnings of $414.5 million in revenue - achievements that Capel said offer a glimpse of what's to come. 

Founded in 1990 in Manhattan, Calif., the company designs, builds and delivers market-leading supply chain commerce solutions for some of the world's largest brands, including the likes of Men's Wearhouse, David's Bridal, Lilly Pulitzer, Gander Mountain, Papa John's, Macy's, Inc., Casual Male, to name a handful of its 1,200 customer base. 

Powered by more than 2,400 employees, 1,052 in the metro Atlanta area, Manhattan continues to drive the commerce revolution with innovative insights and technology that connect front-end revenue and relationships with back-end execution and efficiency, optimizing on a common technology platform.

“Our outlook for 2014 is quite positive,” Capel said. “In the new omni-channel world, getting closer to customers and customer loyalty is the centerpiece challenge for industry leaders. We continue to make substantial investments in our people and technology to deliver innovation to meet the demands of this emerging market. (Our success) is a testament to our incredible team and employment standards. We have expanded our current location in the last year, and we have many current openings in our Atlanta office.”

Much of the talent Manhattan Associates culls is from area universities and engineering programs. “We have developed a strong brand on campus at our core schools that we leverage to find top technical and engineering talent,” said Capel, who has been with Manhattan since 2000. “We are very proud of our work with higher education, including receiving the ‘2013 Georgia Tech Co-Op Employer of the Year Award,’ which keeps our brand top-of-mind and stimulates interest in our company with emerging talent. We provide opportunities for leadership roles, giving them advanced experience at an early stage in their careers.”

Another area driving Manhattan’s growth is its continual investment into research and development. Since 2006, the company has poured more than $346 million into R&D to develop a platform-based, supply chain commerce solution (the industry’s first), which is designed to anticipate, align and adapt to the new omni-channel landscape. 

“This helps retailers and other businesses look to provide a consistent customer experience across all channels — from the web or in the store,” Capel said. “The platform-based approach is enabling leading companies across the globe get closer to their customers and achieve real-world results, including 10 to 25 percent decrease in inventory costs, 15 to 30 percent labor savings, 1 to 3 percent decrease in distribution costs as a percentage of sales and 10 to 25 percent reduction in transportation spend.”

Information

Manhattan Associates Inc., 2300 Windy Ridge Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

NASDAQ: MANH

Telephone: (770) 955-7070

Website: www.manh.com

2013 Revenue: $414.5 million



Office Locations

Domestic:
Atlanta and Carmel, Ind.

International: The Netherlands, England, France, Australia, Shanghai, China, Bangalore, India, Tokyo, Japan and Singapore

Number of Employees: 2,526 globally, 1,052 in Atlanta/Cobb

Who’s using Manhattan Solutions? More than half of the top 20 retailers

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