Atlanta—Aug. 7, 2012—Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates Inc.’s Manhattan SCALE product suite supports the distribution process for J&P Cycles’ pop-up retail location at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this week in South Dakota.
“Partnering with Manhattan Associates allows us the ability to build an accurate and expedient inventory on site at the largest motorcycle rally in the world,” said Zach Parham, General Manager, J&P Cycles. “We are able to quickly replenish demand and keep our supply chain moving— building and maintaining inventory for approximately 7,000 parts to Sturgis on time, at the right cost and in the right quantity.”
Anamosa, Iowa-based J&P Cycles sells motorcycle components and accoutrements for the motorcycling enthusiast. J&P Cycles’ temporary retail location at Sturgis features a showroom with thousands of motorcycle parts and accessories including tires; engine components; seats; and other goods a motorcycle rider could want or need.
“J&P Cycles is executing very innovative, strategic thinking with a ‘pop-up’ supply chain philosophy to support its customers right at Sturgis, where demand is at its highest,” said Eddie Capel, President and Chief Operating Officer, Manhattan Associates. “Manhattan SCALE is uniquely suited to support the needs of a temporary retail location, giving a retailer like J&P Cycles the benefit of a store front with a real time and accurate inventory, without the overhead investment in manual labor it would cost otherwise.”
Manhattan SCALE (Supply Chain Architected for Logistics Execution) is a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology. It’s designed to be rapidly implemented and deployed to meet the needs of industries such as third-party logistics providers (3PLs), food and beverage (F&B) distributors and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies.