Distribution Managers: Get Out of the Office and into the Action

Mobile Distribution Management provides insight into labor, activities, waves and tasks—all on a mobile device

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Atlanta and ChicagoMarch 30, 2015Manhattan Associates, Inc. unveiled a mobile warehouse application during ProMat 2015. Manhattan’s Mobile Distribution Management is the market’s first application that provides distribution managers with insight into labor, activities, waves and tasks—all on a mobile device. By unifying this information into one view, Mobile Distribution Management leads warehouse managers and supervisors out of their offices and into the action, where they can provide real-time coaching and feedback to employees.

The new mobile application suite features innovative capabilities that allow managers to dynamically allocate work in progress directly from the distribution center (DC) floor, such as reprioritizing tasks, putting tasks on hold and assigning a task to a specific employee.

“In today’s demanding environment, distributors are challenged to meet higher service levels and operational cost constraints, but they often have limited access to the real-time operational data they need when out on the warehouse floor,” said Peter Schnorbach, senior director of product management, Manhattan Associates. “Mobile solutions for distribution managers can help them ditch their desktops and gain access to real-time information on their mobile device.”

A recent study by Manhattan Associates found that mobility is a key factor in increasing direct engagement between warehouse supervisors and employees. One-third of the respondents stated that mobility could double the amount of time that supervisors spend providing feedback and coaching their employees. The findings of the warehouse mobility study can be found on the Manhattan Associates website.

Manhattan Associates' Mobile Distribution Management system is a comprehensive set of logistics management software solutions that automate and optimize every touchpoint in your distribution operations and supply chain network—from inventory and slotting to labor and billing.

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