SHANGHAI, China and ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global supply chain optimization provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:MANH) has been named a leader in offering supply chain management (SCM) solutions in the 'Annual Top-lists of Enterprise IT Applications in China, 2012'. At the same event, Feng Enwei, the CIO of Manhattan customer Luolai Home Textile, received an individual award for the outstanding contribution he has made in assisting his company with the development and adoption of innovative IT systems including the implementation of Manhattan's Warehouse Management for Open Systems. Following last year's deployment of the Manhattan solution, Luolai has been able to significantly improve operational efficiency and inventory accuracy at the same time as increasing its daily shipping volumes by 40 percent. With the system's wave management functionality, which helps to group orders to meet customer requirements in a cost effective manner, Luolai is able to better plan and organize the picking process to achieve a higher rate of efficiency while supporting the business's complex outbound transportation requirements. Entering its eighth year, the annual awards event is organised by Vsharing.com, China's most popular IT / Management website and the online portal of China's leading business consulting firm, AMT Group. The awards ceremony was held in Shanghai on December 13 th, 2012, with more than 200 people in attendance including government officials, CIOs representing local and international companies operating in retail, distribution and manufacturing, members of a number of industry associations, as well as representatives from IT solution providers. "Manhattan is a great partner of Luolai. The company has provided us with tremendous support in upgrading our supply chain capabilities, which has in turn helped us hugely in terms of how our business operates," said Feng Enwei. "Manhattan has helped us lay a solid foundation for us to pursue our long-term strategy of building a highly intelligent supply chain."