Global supply chain optimisation provider Manhattan Associates, has announced that Itella Logistics, a leading operator of logistics services in Northern Europe and Russia and part of Finland-based Itella Group, has selected multiple components from the Manhattan SCOPE supply chain solution portfolio as part of an extensive supply chain enhancement programme.
"We selected Manhattan because of the considerable experience of its people and their expertise across a wide range of industry sectors, the strength and flexibility of its solutions, the consistent investment it is making in its products year after year, and the quality of its global support network," said Petri Marttila, head of Itella's Contract Logistics business. "Moreover, we are confident that the Manhattan supply chain platform will enable us to meet our operational efficiency improvement objectives at the same time as ensuring we are able to help our clients meet their supply chain objectives over the coming years."
Itella Logistics provides logistics services solutions that support and promote the business of its customer companies. Its service network consists of 40+warehouses across 8 European countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia and Sweden whilst global services are offered through a partner network. The Manhattan solutions to be deployed include Warehouse Management, Supply Chain Intelligence, Labour Management and Slotting Optimisation.
"Itella Logistics manages a highly complex, distribution network on behalf of its many hundreds of clients operating across a range of industry verticals and which have a wide array of storage and transportation requirements," commented Marttila. "To support this complexity, to improve operational efficiency within our warehouses and to optimise the supply chain processes we manage on behalf of our clients, we decided to replace our legacy supply chain systems with a common supply chain solutions platform. The selection of the Manhattan systems platform was a straightforward decision, given the growing reputation of Manhattan's powerful solutions portfolio to provide effective support – not just for logistics services providers - but for their client companies operating in many different industries."
"Itella Logistics is an ambitious company with an exceptionally high reputation for service excellence," said Martin Lockwood, senior director at Manhattan Associates. "With the diversity and calibre of customers it serves across so many geographies, its logistics operation needs to be flexible, integrated, consistently reliable, fast and effective. We are delighted to be in a position to help Itella Logistics deliver on its service commitment and look forward to playing our part in supporting the company's future growth and optimising operational efficiency across its distribution operations."