Moran Industries Deploys SSA Warehouse Management to Better Serve Customers and Expand Into New Markets

CHICAGO, April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SSA Global(TM) (NASDAQ:SSAG), a leading provider of enterprise business software and services, today announced that Moran Industries, Inc., a premier logistics provider, is using the flexible business rules and configuration capabilities of SSA Warehouse Management (SSA WMS) to better serve existing customers and expand into new markets.

SSA WMS is providing Moran Industries with the flexibility to configure its warehouses to handle diverse customers and complex product lines that often require value-added services (e.g. labeling and shrink wrapping); different pick and pack processes; tracking; different receiving processes across multiple modes of transportation (e.g. rail, over-the-road) and receiving units (e.g. full pallet, parcel, multimodal containers); different requirements for storage and refrigeration and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance mandates.

"The 3PL(third-party logistics) market is an extremely competitive business environment and our decision to purchase SSA WMS has taken our company to a new level," said Michael Gilger, project director, Moran Industries, Inc. "The industry-leading capabilities of SSA WMS have opened new doors in markets that we previously were unable to serve."

The best-of-breed third-party logistics (3PL) functionality in SSA WMS is enabling Moran Industries to reengineer its business processes to improve the efficiency and throughput of its warehouse operations, positioning the company to react more quickly to changing customer requirements.

"SSA WMS is enabling us to meet the challenge of complex customer requirements in a way that maintains the efficiency we need to be competitive," Gilger said. "The flexibility and configurability of the solution and the support provided by the SSA Global OnePoint Services team enabled Moran Industries to reduce training costs and go live with SSA WMS at three locations in less than 12 weeks."

SSA SCM, which includes SSA Advanced Planning and Scheduling, SSA Warehouse Management and SSA Transportation Management, is a comprehensive solution utilized by leading retailers, logistics and distribution companies, and manufacturing firms to fuse the demand chain with the supply chain. SSA SCM provides companies with the ability to forecast demand; take an order; give an accurate promise date; source and manufacture the right goods; position inventory properly; and pick, pack, and ship efficiently while maintaining a minimal finished goods inventory.

About Moran Industries, Inc.

Moran Industries provides 48-state trucking service and owns and operates over 1.8 million square feet of modern storage facilities. In addition to warehousing, Moran offers full distribution services to ensure prompt and efficient merchandise delivery. For more information visit .

About SSA Global

SSA Global(TM) (NASDAQ:SSAG) is a leading provider of enterprise business software for mid-sized and large organizations, primarily in select manufacturing, consumer and services industries. The company's software solutions include enterprise resource planning, financial management, human capital management, corporate performance management, customer relationship management, product lifecycle management, supply chain management and supplier relationship management. Headquartered in Chicago, SSA Global has over 50 locations worldwide and its product offerings are used by customers in over 90 countries. For additional information, visit the SSA Global web site at .

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