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AL Systems, Manhattan Associates & DCB/Idhasoft Bring Knowledge Conference to Georgia Tech
May 19, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


ROCKAWAY, N.J. and ATLANTA, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- AL Systems, the leading provider of solutions to increase the flow of merchandise through distribution centers, global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. , and DCB & Company, an end-to-end business solutions provider, today announced that the companies will host a Knowledge Conference on integrating Warehouse Control Systems (WCS) with Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) to Atlanta, GA, at the campus on Thursday, June 19, 2008.

This unique educational forum brings together supply chain and distribution executives to share experiences and expertise gathered over years of working with the world's most profitable companies. Attendees will gain critical knowledge and valuable insights for integrating Distribution Center (DC) automation and order fulfillment technologies with Warehouse Management Systems to maximize efficiency and order accuracy.

"Our companies have sponsored these Knowledge Conferences for several years now, and they keep getting better and better," said Jeff Allen, VP Sales & Marketing, AL Systems. "The supply chain executives especially enjoy and receive great value from the interactive sessions where they can share issues and ideas with peers."

Speakers include:

Rob Wright, Manager of DC Operations Engineering, Limited Brands Logistics Services, a wholly owned operating division of Limited Brands, Inc. will present a case study on his warehousing and distribution center operations. Limited Brands, through Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, La Senza, White Barn Candle Co. and Henri Bendel, presently operates 2,974 specialty stores. Limited Brands Logistics Services is responsible for providing global logistics, compliance and procurement management for Limited Brands products and business units worldwide.

Roger Cunningham, senior vice president, Retail and Supply Chain Strategy at DCB/Idhasoft, is a renowned industry veteran who has developed operation plans for hundreds of the nation's top retailers. A skilled orator, Roger provides clarity to complex challenges, as well as leadership strength within retail organizations. He excels at bringing diverse stakeholder groups together for a common understanding and vision in development of supply chain success.

Michael Wohlwend, senior director, Manhattan Associates, a provider of global supply chain optimization solutions, will present what one can expect from a WMS and how it integrates to a WCS.

Paul Lightfoot, CEO and president, AL Systems, will discuss choosing the right WCS for your WMS, integration of the two technologies, and maximizing efficiency and garnering return on investment (ROI) from Warehouse Control Systems.

The Knowledge Conference will feature interactive breakout sessions giving attendees the opportunity to cross-pollinate ideas and share in thoughtful discussions with other supply chain executives on industry issues, challenges, and operations. The conference will be held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta on Thursday, June 19, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m. To register, visit http://www.alsystems.com/reg_conf.php or call Chris Castaldi of AL Systems at 973.586.8500 x 205.

About AL Systems

AL Systems provides clients with integrated supply chain software solutions that improve the flow of merchandise through distribution centers. AL Systems solutions include paperless picking, packing and putting; cross-docking, in-motion manifesting; RFID; high-volume manifesting; automated print & apply solutions; and automated sortation and conveyor control (WCS). We help our clients reduce order fulfillment costs and distribute goods faster and more accurately. Clients of AL Systems include Pacific Sunwear, Gymboree, Simon & Schuster, 3M Pharmaceuticals, Kohl's Department Stores, Mervyn's, REI, Talbot's, and Men's Wearhouse. AL Systems has been helping clients improve distribution operations for more than 30 years. For more information about AL Systems, a Briarcliff Solutions Group company, visit http://www.alsystems.com .

About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 17 year heritage of providing global supply chain excellence to more than 1,200 customers worldwide that consider supply chain optimization core to their strategic market leadership. The company's supply chain innovations include: Manhattan SCOPE(TM), a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan ILS(TM), a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft.NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier Management, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit http://www.manh.com .

About DCB and Company

DCB & Company, an Idhasoft Company, partners with its clients to deliver end-to-end supply chain solutions through the development of competitive and resilient supply chain strategies and processes. DCB helps distributors, manufacturers and retailers improve throughput, reduce operating costs and achieve perfect order fulfillment from supplier to customer. DCB has helped over 250+ companies realize operational improvement and financial gains by aligning strategy, streamlining processes and implementing software systems. For more information, visit http://www.dcbandcompany.com .

For more information contact: Becky Boyd MediaFirst PR -- Atlanta (770) 642-2080 becky@mediafirst.net

CONTACT: Becky Boyd of MediaFirst PR -- Atlanta, +1-770-642-2080, becky@mediafirst.net, for AL Systems

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