Manhattan Associates Inc., Atlanta, launched the Manhattan Automation Network, a program designed to speed the development and implementation of modern distribution center automation and robotics in partnership with leading warehouse automation solution providers.

This program is designed to deliver joint solution design, integration touchpoints and implementation approaches between the warehouse management solution and innovative robotics providers. The Manhattan Automation Network is launching with five inaugural members, including Kindred AI, San Francisco; Locus Robotics, Wilmington, Mass.; Matthews Automation Solutions, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Right Hand Robotics, Somerville, Mass.; and VCO Systems, Atlanta. 

The Manhattan Automation Network is designed to reduce the complexity of adopting warehouse automation solutions, and provides pre-built integrated flows and a proactive certification process.

“Robotics and automation are having a more pronounced role in today’s distribution center operations,” says Adam Kline, senior director of product management for Manhattan Associates. “Manhattan Associates is dedicated to helping our clients continue to innovate, advance their supply chain capabilities and stay ahead of market trends. We are proud to partner with many of the world’s leading automation and robotics providers to help our users enhance their operations and embrace opportunity.”