Sydney, Australia – Amidst being caught in the grips of a global pandemic, Australia-based clothing designer and manufacturer AS Colour has decided to pilot the Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) in New Zealand.

Despite unable to operate during New Zealand’s lockdown in March, AS Colour’s Auckland distribution centre (DC) saw a huge spike in online orders and the company said that this what has ultimately led them to push forward with the roll out the Manhattan SCALE WMS. 

Manhattan SCALE is an advanced system designed to optimise operations by boosting warehouse productivity and employee engagement, as well as meeting changes in demand across all types of distribution including eCommerce.

“This fluctuation in eCommerce demand is exactly the type of situation that drew us to implement Manhattan’s WMS technology in the first place, as it would prepare us for any future shifts in the market,” said Managing Director and Founder of AS Colour Lawrence Railton.

In lieu of the usual in-person deployment processes, AS Colour worked remotely with Manhattan Associates to successfully design, implement and deploy the Manhattan SCALE WMS. 

He added, “When rolling out the new system, we really had to use remote working to our advantage, which in the end allowed us to launch the new system two weeks ahead of schedule and save plenty of money on travel and overheads in the process.”

With four other DCs globally, AS Colour plans to implement Manhattan SCALE to all other facilities in the future, the first being its new facility in Melbourne, which is set to go live and begin receiving inventory by mid-October this year.