Henkel Consumer Adhesives Selects SCE Solutions

Maker of Duck tape chooses supply chain execution provider to automate its North American distribution centers

Atlanta September 3, 2003 Supply chain execution (SCE) solutions provider Manhattan Associates Inc. today announced that Henkel Consumer Adhesives Inc. has chosen its Trading Partner Management (TPM), Transportation Management Systems (TMS) and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) suites to automate its three North American distribution centers (DCs) and streamline its SCE operations.

Henkel Consumer Adhesives develops, markets and distributes products under the Duck and Loctite brands, including Duck brand duct tape.

Henkel said the WMS Application Suite will provide warehouse and labor management capabilities, enabling the company to streamline operations and increase DC efficiency. Additionally, the TMS and TPM Application Suites will allow Henkel Consumer Adhesives to achieve better transportation efficiency and extend its supply chain information to suppliers and other trading partners.

"Henkel Consumer Adhesives has a long history of being a 'can-do' company, working closely with retailers to provide superior products and service for them," said Gene Obrock, vice president operations at Henkel Consumer Adhesives. "We chose Manhattan Associates because we believe that their solutions and philosophy match us perfectly."

Bobby Collins, vice president of mid-market, Manhattan Associates said, "Henkel Consumer Adhesives has taken an aggressive step to streamline its supply chain with our application suites. Our supply chain execution solutions will help Henkel Consumer Adhesives to increase efficiencies and cost savings in their DCs as well as with transportation and trading partner interactions."