announces the creation of Manhattan Mobility Labs, a new development team that will focus on mobile applications and their ability to extend the Manhattan SCOPE platform of supply chain optimisation solutions.
The rapid evolution of mobile devices including smart phones and tablets has changed the way technology vendors serve their customers and partners. The ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) technology movement has resulted in customers expecting mobile solutions to be available on any device of their preference. The Manhattan Mobility Labs has been launched to specifically meet these expectations.
Raghav Sibal, managing director, ANZ, Manhattan Associates explains that Manhattan Mobility Labs is a result of the collaboration with the company’s customers in creating solutions that enable the mobile workforce and increase employee productivity. Manhattan Associates plans to extend their mobile offerings with several new applications, all built on a common mobile framework and available on popular mobile devices and tablets.
According to Sibal, these applications are designed to help executives and staff alike break away from their desktops and be more engaged and effective in the field, regardless of their location. Retail associates are provided the information and ability to save sales and deliver zero disappointment experiences to consumers while warehouse managers are provided tools and information at their fingertips to help drive operational excellence.
The new solutions from Manhattan Mobility Labs will leverage Manhattan’s Supply Chain Process Platform (SCPP) and feature mobile web applications developed using standard technology frameworks.
Manhattan Associates mobile applications include:
Store Inventory Management
With accurate store-level inventory vital to offering and keeping omni-channel retail promises, this application provides a suite of tools to manage inventory in the store from receiving through cycle counting.
Enhances in-store customer service by allowing retail associates to use mobile devices to quickly see and locate both on-hand and in-flight inventory at any point in the supply chain, track the status of their orders, and provide customers with delivery options.
Enables the customer to work with key business suppliers and trading partners to view and coordinate purchase orders, order fulfilment and inventory shipping from any mobile device.
Mobile Supply Chain Intelligence
Enables a customer to view dashboards or reports from Manhattan’s Supply Chain Intelligence application on a tablet or mobile device, to keep executives up to date on supply chain performance on-the-go, from anywhere in the world.
Manhattan SCOPE is a comprehensive portfolio of supply chain solutions that leverages the industry-leading Supply Chain Process Platform to deliver cross-application optimisation and integration, running supply chain operations with notably less cost and effort while still leveraging best-of-breed supply chain software to improve performance and efficiency.