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  • Date Submitted: 11/28/2012 03:46 AM
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“We look for lasting relationships—with our
customers and with our vendors. The first
implementation was a great success and we
consider Manhattan Associates a trusted partner
that will grow with us as we continue to expand
our global operations.”
Mike Sparks, Director of Supply Chain Systems
Urban Outfitters

Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Facilities: Four distribution centers
in North America and two in Europe,
totaling one million square feet
Manhattan Associates solutions:
Warehouse Management for IBM i,
Transportation Execution,
Supply Chain Intelligence

Existing systems were taxed by
the company’s rapid growth and
increasing volume.

Manhattan’s Warehouse Management
and other Supply Chain Process
Platform solutions offered the
functionality and scalability to support
Urban Outfitters’ multi-channel
operations and growth.

35% reduction in total headcount;
80% reduction in manifesting and
invoicing processes; 66% reduction in
turn time through receiving and 60%
rise in put-away efficiency.

Urban Outfitters
optimizes its supply chain
using Manhattan’s Supply
Chain Process Platform

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Manhattan Associates Help Urban Outfitters Gear Up for Growth


rom vintage and bohemian apparel to accessories, furniture, luxury brands
and hip designer labels, Urban Outfitters is a trend setter. The company
sells its wares around the world through multiple channels: specialty retail stores,
websites and catalogs. Urban Outfitters retail stores attract the “mating and
dating” age group, while Anthropologie serves the “nesting” female set. Besides
global retail and direct-to-consumer channels, Urban Outfitters has a wholesale
division, which distributes Free People, Leifsdoittir and BDG labels to more than
1,000 stores in the U.S. and Europe.
Urban Outfitters plans to expand its customer...


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