Johnstone Supply Boosts Supply Chain Performance with Logility Voyager Solutions

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Leading HVACR Distributor Drives Increased Visibility and Service Across its 370 Locations


ATLANTA – December 11, 2013 – Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, today announced Johnstone Supply, the leading cooperative wholesale distributor in the HVACR industry with more than $1.4 billion in annual sales, is seeing continued improvements in its supply chain performance following its upgrade to Logility Voyager Solutions™ Version 8 platform. The rapid implementation has allowed Johnstone Supply to quickly realize the benefits of the web-based supply chain analytics and reporting capabilities to streamline planning, increase visibility and provide better service.

The  wholesale  distribution  industry  is  faced  with  many challenges including shrinking  margins,  broad product portfolios,  new  competitors,  and demanding customers. To succeed under these circumstances Johnstone Supply relies heavily on an end-to-end visibility of forecasts, inventory policies and product availability to drive its operations. Voyager Solutions provides Johnstone Supply a solid planning foundation and helps the company balance its inventory to minimize costs while providing exceptional customer service and in-stock availability.    

“We have relied on Logility Voyager Solutions to help drive more accurate forecasts, align our inventory policies with service goals and streamline collaboration with our suppliers,” said Raymond Kernagis, vice president of supply chain, Johnstone Supply. “With Version 8, Logility has turned into our one-stop source of information across the organization. We are able to aggregate critical KPI’s on our configurable home pages which allows us to focus on the activities that will drive the most value for Johnstone Supply and our customers.”

Following its initial implementation of Logility Voyager Solutions, Johnstone Supply realized improved communication with key stakeholders and increased its visibility across a complex supply chain that includes more than 370 locations. Moving forward, the supply chain team is turning to Voyager Solutions to help increase collaboration with its member stores, helping each location improve its planning capabilities for greater in-stock performance.

“The response from the team has been very positive,” Kernagis continued. “We are just scratching the surface of the supply chain improvements Logility can help us achieve.”

“Wholesale distribution is a highly competitive and complex industry focused on delivering exceptional service across a broad product portfolio to ensure ongoing, repeat business,” said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO, Logility. “Logility has a proven track record of helping companies improve service levels while increasing forecast accuracy and decreasing inventory to build more efficient and profitable supply chains. Johnstone Supply has proven the supply chain can be a competitive differentiator and we look forward to continuing to support their supply chain success.”

Related Information

On Demand Webcast: Supply Chain Collaboration for Wholesale Distribution

White Paper: Updating the Wholesale Distribution Playbook

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.

About Logility

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, Parker Hannifin, Verizon Wireless, 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.

Forward-Looking Statements
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