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A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms

ticker application scm  NASDAQ under the MANH ticker symbol. In the same year, Manhattan opened an office in the United Kingdom (UK) and launched its Top 100 Retail Compliance Guarantee, which promised to meet all of the shipping and labeling requirements of the US's Top 100 retailers. In addition, 1998 was the year of expansion via acquisitions,  starting with Performance Analysis Corporation (PAC) for its slotting optimization capabilities . Another acquisition was some intellectual property from Kurt Salmon Associates

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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