Alliance UniChems Norway retail business goes live in under five months with Manhattan Associates replenishment solution

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Leading supply chain solutions provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH), has announced that Alliance UniChem, a leading European healthcare group, has gone live in Norway in less than five months with Manhattan Associates Replenishment solution for its retail business, Alliance Apotek. The announcement follows the successful implementation of Manhattan Associates Replenishment solution across Alliance UniChem's UK wholesale network. The roll-out is part of Alliance UniChems planned deployment of Replenishment to streamline its replenishment process throughout its European operations.

Manhattan Associates recently completed the acquisition of Evant, Inc., a provider of supply chain planning and replenishment solutions. Manhattan Associates is the leader in the pharmaceutical market in the U.S., with four of the top five pharmaceutical distributors currently using its supply chain solutions. The Manhattan Associates Replenishment solution is designed to manage slow-moving items, highly seasonal demand patterns and the variety of branded and generic products in the pharmaceutical market. It features a Web services-based architecture and is able to integrate seamlessly with Alliance UniChems existing corporate information system.

The speed of the implementation was impressive. In less than five months, the Manhattan Associates implementation team trained our users in Alliance Apotek, and we now have the production pilot system up and running, commented Adrian Chen, director of Group Programme at Alliance UniChem. By integrating our systems across the group, we can ensure the effective delivery of pharmaceutical goods throughout our operations. Manhattan Associates is an acknowledged leader in replenishment, and its previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry made it the obvious choice.

Alliance UniChem operates in 12 countries including the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Egypt, Portugal, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Turkey. The company licensed Manhattan Associates Replenishment solution to be used in the majority of these countries both for wholesale and retail replenishment.

Steve Smith, vice president of EMEA at Manhattan Associates, added, To ensure that the Replenishment solution met the needs of Alliance UniChem, its implementation required the integration of a number of different systems while dealing with Alliance UniChems operational businesses in Norway, France and the Netherlands. We are delighted that the system has gone live so quickly and successfully.

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