Manugistics Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MANU), a leading global provider of intelligent supply chain solutions for enterprises and evolving eBusiness trading networks, has been chosen by Matthew Clark to help improve the drinks wholesaler's customer service and reduce inventory. Matthew Clark Wholesale, the United Kingdom's largest independent drinks wholesaler, supplies wine, spirits, beer, cider and minerals to the "on-trade" -- largely comprising hotels, restaurants, public houses and night clubs.

"We were very impressed with the speed of integration and the flexibility of the Manugistics team and its solutions," said Richard Peters, managing director for Matthew Clark Wholesale. "The software met our needs, without having to integrate a mass of new technology, and was within our budget. It is very encouraging to see improvements already in terms of customer service and how easily it was integrated into our current system."

Implemented within three months, Manugistics' solutions have helped Matthew Clark achieve improved customer service and reduced inventory in the run-up to the financial year-end for the drinks wholesaler.

Matthew Clark Wholesale, which operates out of thirteen distribution centers across the UK, had previously not used any supply chain or demand planning software. This purchase was part of the company's newly formulated long-term supply chain optimisation plan.

"This deal shows Manugistics' ability to provide customers with the right package in a short time frame," said Michael Christensen, Manugistics' vice president of strategic consulting, Europe. "Our ability to integrate into the existing systems allowed us to complete the implementation to maximise the benefit to Matthew Clark. The use of dynamic path management enabled us to fulfill the client's expectations within the confines of the available resources."

About Manugistics UK and Manugistics Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Rockville, Md., Manugistics Group, Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent supply chain solutions for enterprises and evolving eBusiness trading networks. With more than 900 clients, Manugistics helps power intelligent decisions for profitable growth in leading companies such as, Coca-Cola Bottling, Commerx, Compaq, DuPont, eConnections, FreightWise, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Hormel, Nestle, Timberland and Unilever. The company has offices throughout the US and subsidiaries in the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Belgium and The Netherlands. Manugistics UK is based at Manugistics House, The Arena, 3 Downshire Way, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7AA.


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