|[September 23, 2013]
Logility and Red Wing Shoe Company Share Sales and Operations Planning Best Practices at APICS 2013
ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--
Logility (News - Alert) Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize
the supply chain, and Red Wing Shoe Company will present a case study in
achieving S&OP (sales
and operations planning) excellence at the annual APICS 2013
conference September 29 - October 1, 2013 in Orlando, FL. The session,
"Shoe Manufacturer Steps Up to Improve S&OP" will take place Sunday,
September 29 at 2:30 pm.
Stephanie Grothe, process improvement manager, Red Wing Shoe Company,
will discuss the company's journey from a spreadsheets-based supply
chain to one driven by new technology and processes. As part of this
transformation, Red Wing Shoe Company implemented a robust S&OP process.
Ms. Grothe will discuss how this has led to forecasting improvements,
better aligned inventory investments and helped synchronize its global
suppliers. Attendees will learn how Red Wing Shoe Company drove change
across people, process and technology to transform its supply chain.
A successful S&OP process has been called today's single most important
factor for managing risk and maintaining profitability. Karin Bursa,
vice president, Logility, will discuss how S&OP is changing the supply
chain, the pitfalls companies may encounter and the key principles to
ensure success. Ms. Bursa will present best practices learned from
working with companies across the globe as they transform their supply
chains into a competitive advantage.
For those unable to attend the conference in person, make sure to watch
the on-demand webcast featuring Red Wing Shoe Company and Logility, "Are
Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Forecast." This educational webcast
explores the perils of spreadsheets in the supply chain and how Red Wing
Shoe Company was able to cast them aside and quickly realize significant
benefits including increased visibility, improved forecast accuracy and
a boost in confidence across their global operations. To watch the
webcast, visit: http://bit.ly/175ephC.
"Shoe Manufacturer Steps Up to Improve S&OP"
Stephanie Grothe, Red Wing Shoe Company, and Karin Bursa, vice
Sunday, September 29 at 2:30 pm
APICS 2013 Conference, Orlando, Florida http://bit.ly/18P9Upx
About Logility Voyager Solutions™
Recognized industry-wide for its rapid implementation, quick ROI,
ease-of-use, and ability to solve complex problems, Logility Voyager
Solutions is a comprehensive supply
chain management solution which features performance monitoring and
analytics capabilities to increase supply chain visibility and boost
performance in key areas including demand, inventory and replenishment
planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), manufacturing planning
and scheduling, supply and inventory optimization, transportation
planning and management, and warehouse management.
With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider
of collaborative, best-of-breed supply chain solutions that help small,
medium, large and Fortune 1000 companies realize substantial bottom-line
results in record time. Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete supply
chain management solution that features a performance monitoring
architecture and provides supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and
replenishment planning; Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP); supply and
inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling;
transportation planning and management; and warehouse management.
Logility customers include Fender Musical Instruments, Hewlett-Packard,
Parker Hannifin, Sigma-Aldrich, Verizon Wireless (News - Alert), and VF Corporation.
Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AMSWA). For more information about Logility, call 800-762-5207
USA or visit http://www.logility.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are
subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
anticipated by statements made herein. These factors include, but are
not limited to, continuing U.S. and global economic uncertainty, the
timing and degree of business recovery, unpredictability and the
irregular pattern of future revenues, dependence on particular market
segments or customers, competitive pressures, delays, product liability
and warranty claims and other risks associated with new product
development, undetected software errors, market acceptance of Logility's
products, technological complexity, the challenges and risks associated
with integration of acquired product lines, companies and services, as
well as a number of other risk factors that could affect the Company's
future performance. For further information about risks the Company and
American Software (News - Alert) could experience as well as other information, please
refer to American Software, Inc's. current Form 10-K and other reports
and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C.
Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc., (404)
264-5477 or fax: (404) 237-8868.
Logility is a registered trademark and Logility Voyager Solutions is
a trademark of Logility, Inc. Other products mentioned in this document
are registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.
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