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June 21, 2011 07:30 ET

Precision Planting Selects Blue Horseshoe and Manhattan Associates for Warehouse Management and Transportation Management Solutions

CARMEL, IN--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - Precision Planting, based in Tremont, Ill., has selected Blue Horseshoe, a software development and solutions implementations firm headquartered in Carmel, Ind., to implement Manhattan Associates' best of breed SCALE Warehouse Management System (WMS) and embedded Transportation solution to work in conjunction with their existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, Microsoft's Dynamics GP. Blue Horseshoe will implement:

  • SCALE, a best of breed WMS built on Microsoft technologies. The solution is a perfect blend of features, function and technology for organizations looking to affordably solve their supply chain execution challenges; and

  • Operations Core by Blue Moon Industries to facilitate integration. With functionality to streamline distribution operations, along with seamless integration to WMS, 3PL, EDI/ASN, and ecommerce systems, Operations Core continues to add value in the Microsoft Dynamics GP marketplace.

Precision Planting's goals with its SCALE deployment include:

  • Implementing radio frequency (RF) throughout operations to improve accuracy and increase productivity
  • Reducing inventory via a more accurate and visible inventory
  • Enhancing customer satisfaction through improved service levels
  • Increasing visibility and flexibility across departments via real-time data integrity
  • Enabling accurate recall capability for their precision parts through manufacturing and final customer delivery

"As both a light manufacturer and a distributor, Precision Planting needs solutions that will streamline their entire business and allow them to make decisions vital to their daily operation," said Kevin Paul, vice president of Blue Horseshoe. "We are pleased they have chosen to partner with Blue Horseshoe to take their business to the next level."

"After a lengthy selection process we are excited to implement Manhattan Associates' as a leading provider in the distribution space," added Chuck Boyer, Operations Director, Precision Planting. "Strong products combined with the experience of the supply chain experts at Blue Horseshoe make us confident we can achieve our goals."

The phase I go-live is scheduled for Q4 2011.

About Precision Planting
Precision Planting has been providing precision parts and accessories to the farming community for nearly 20 years. For more information, visit

About Blue Horseshoe
Blue Horseshoe is a privately held solution services firm backed by two decades of unique business, engineering, and supply chain experience. Blue Horseshoe provides expert consulting and packaged software solutions to Fortune 500 and mid-market businesses throughout the world.

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