Manhattan Associates Inc., provider of supply chain and omnichannel commerce solution, announces the introduction of Active® Allocation – claimed to be the first allocation solution designed specifically for omnichannel marketplace.
The new solution follows a fresh approach to managing short-lifecycle inventory.
The latest development offers a modern approach to inventory allocation of short-lifecycle products for apparel, footwear and other fast-fashion retailers.
The intelligent allocating approach is derived by utilising the real demand and direct insight into today’s omni-fulfillment strategies, like BOPIS and curbside pickup.
The allocation decision is based on distinct types of fulfillment experiences offered for each product at both the store and distribution centre (DC) level.
“For the first time, allocators will have the ability to make allocation decisions pre-season, before inventory hits the stores, and in real time during the selling season, leveraging granular omni-fulfillment insights. This will give them the ability to align their short-lifecycle inventory plans with their omnichannel fulfillment strategies, resulting in fewer fulfillment redirects and end-of-season markdowns,” said Scott Fenwick, senior director of product strategy, Manhattan Associates.
Developed on industry-leading Manhattan Active application architecture, the software continuously adapts and scales to accommodate the changes as business grows.
The solution needs to be updated yet it is fully extensible. It delivers real-time performance monitoring while automatically capturing the inventory performance captured by channel and fulfillment type.