Neighbouhood department store Mervyns has selected Manhattan Associates' Integrated Logistics Solutions as part of an IT upgrade.

The IT systems will be deployed at its two distribution centres in California to help Mervyns increase control of its supply chain, boost operational performance and enhance proactive business decisions using real-time information.

Mervyns senior vice president and chief information officer Kurt Streitz said: "Mervyns selected Manhattan Associates because of its expertise and experience in retail and its ability to meet our aggressive timetable. The team understood our business, and the company's solutions offered the retail-specific functionality we needed—straight out of the box."
The project is part of Mervyns' overall strategy to replace all of its IT systems at one time—including supply chain, financial, merchandising and point-of-sale applications. 

Manhattan Associates' executive vice president, Americas, Jeff Mitchell said: "Mervyns is demonstrating its commitment to quality with its IT investment and its commitment and dedication to replace all of its systems at one time.

"They chose our best-of-breed solutions because of the long-term value and lower total cost of ownership they provide. Ultimately, they will help Mervyns scale as its business continues to grow to continue to meet its customers' needs."