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Maximizing Efficiency and Reducing Costs of Warehouse and Transportation Logistics with Manhattan Associates

Altamash Saajid
Principal Product Manager

In the era of e-commerce where hundreds of thousands of users are constantly engaged in online transactions, managing the end-to-end operations in warehouse and transportation logistics with sophisticated mathematical algorithms becomes a must. Manhattan Associates, a global leader in warehouse management systems, has partnered with Oracle to run their warehouse management and transportation management applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Manhattan combines these two key logistical capabilities to enhance and improve stock management and order fulfillment along with streamlining receiving and shipping to facilitate cross-docking.

Manhattan Improves Margins and Enhances Application Performance by Using Oracle Cloud

Running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure helped Manhattan improve their margins, with 50% savings over previous cloud solutions, in a highly flexible and available cloud environment. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Exadata service enabled Manhattan to satisfy the significant performance needs of its large volume customers. Manhattan achieved 30% performance improvement on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, compared to on-premises. This improvement resulted in using 25% fewer resources and saved their customers millions of dollars in operational expenses. End customers have been able to proactively plan capacity, increase operation insight, improve overall flow of goods, and as a result reduce IT capital resource expense.

SaaS Architecture in the Cloud

To ensure proper customer workload isolation in a multitenant SaaS deployment scenario, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides a secure, scalable, and enterprise-grade infrastructure design. This design helps Manhattan easily manage its tenants and manage the demands of seasonal peaks in infrastructure capacity. This design is suitable when each tenant uses a customized version of the application. The following architecture shows an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure tenancy that hosts multiple tenants in a SaaS deployment.

A graphic depicting the architecture for hosting SaaS applications.

You can find more details about the architecture in Designing the Infrastructure for SaaS Applications.

Customer Experiences

Reinhart Foodservice, a broadline food distributor that operates 29 distribution centers across the United States uses a broad range of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, along with Manhattan’s warehouse and transportation management systems, allowing them to scale for their customer needs.

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