Manhattan Associates, Inc. announced last week that Giant Eagle has implemented Manhattan's Transportation Management System (TMS) as part of a larger business strategy to build a next-generation supply chain on a single platform.

The implementation simplifies the retailer's IT infrastructure by reducing the number of systems from five to one. Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle serves more than five million customers annually through more than 420 retail locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.

The complexities of Giant Eagle's supply chain require advanced efficiency to quickly respond to changing consumer demands, while maintaining exceptional customer service and supporting the retailer's corporate growth plan.

"Manhattan's single platform-based approach offers the distinctive competence and modern architecture to drive reduced data flow, real-time visibility resulting in lower cost of ownership, and asssit in fulfilling our 'Vendor the Shelf' initiative," says Rich Carryer, senior director, supply chain systems for Giant Eagle. "We selected Manhattan because of its broad and rich TMS capabilities and our past operational success with its Warehouse Management System."