Tianma Reduces Logistics and Distribution Manpower by 13 Percent with Manhattan SCALE


Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced that Tianma Microelectronics is expanding its successful Manhattan SCALE implementation that has already delivered improved logistics productivity and reduced order lead times. Initially deployed at Tianma’s Xiamen site in Fujian province, the Manhattan SCALE implementation is being expanded to all nine of the company’s warehouses across six manufacturing facilities in China and Japan.

Tianma is a leading provider of small and medium-sized display solutions. In 2016, company executives recognised the distribution management limitations of its incumbent Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) system and subsequently decided to upgrade its warehouse management capabilities with Manhattan SCALE. The implementation has driven a thirteen percent reduction in the manpower requirement at this facility, and has improved inventory accuracy and accelerated goods flows, which have in turn reduced delivery errors and order-to-delivery cycle times. Tianma expects it will be able to replicate these results across its entire warehousing estate, saving an estimated RMB 2.8 million in labour costs annually.

Guo Xiongmeng, Director of Information Management Centre at Tianma, said, “Manhattan SCALE gives us market-leading supply chain capabilities that enable us to execute efficiently and accurately across our fulfilment operations. It is already streamlining operational processes within our warehouses and providing us with improved visibility of both inventory and data across our supply chain operations. We can ship goods faster, share detailed logistics information with our customers, and we can easily replicate the system deployment across all our domestic and overseas facilities. In addition, with new innovations continually added to the SCALE solution over time, we are confident we will be able to meet the demands of our customers well into the future.”

Stone Chen, General Manager of Manhattan Associates, Greater China, commented: “We’re delighted with the success Tianma has already achieved with Manhattan SCALE and we look forward to working alongside the company to help it deliver on its operational improvement and business expansion goals in the coming years.”