The Casual Male Retail Group Inc has completed its implementation of Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solution in its Canton, Mass, distribution centre.

The US' largest specialty retailer of big and tall men's apparel and sportswear hopes to gain global visibility, improve efficiency and reduce labour costs for inbound and outbound warehouse logistics.

It has installed all core components of the Warehouse Management solution, including labour and slotting applications.

Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solution was implemented in tandem with JDA's Portfolio Merchandise Management System.

Acquired by CMRG in 2002, Casual Male's systems lacked the scope and capacity to incorporate current distribution industry best practices.

Reengineering business processes and updating the technology infrastructure became a top priority to put Casual Male back on a path to profitability and growth.

Early results are said to have been positive. For example, the time for handling truckloads of seasonal pre-pack merchandise shipments, offloading, sorting of merchandise and purchase orders, repackaging and shipping to stores has been reduced from 2-3 days to two hours.