Peninsula Beverage Company Satisfies Thirst for Coca-Cola Products with Logility Voyager Solutions Enhanced Visibility and More Accurate Forecasts Strengthen South African Bottler and Distributor’s Sales and Operations Planning Process Business Wire ATLANTA -- December 18, 2012 Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, today announced Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev), one of South Africa’s bottlers and distributors of Coca-Cola products, has achieved impressive results following its implementation of Logility Voyager Solutions™. Through the use of Logility’s advanced supply chain management software, the company has increased forecast accuracy by 20 percent at the item/plant level and is able to utilize the enhanced visibility and more accurate data to strengthen its sales and operations planning (S&OP) process. As a company which relies on exceptional customer service as a catalyst for growth, PenBev realized it needed to better forecast demand and align its commercial, sales, and distribution teams with these forecasts. Since deploying Logility Voyager Solutions PenBev has centralized its demand planning, improved service levels and reduced inventory by 25 percent while increasing on-time, in-full order fill rates from 94 percent to 99 percent. “The supply chain is our backbone and is essential in our ability to meet the growing demands for Coca-Cola products across the Western and Northern Cape,” said Andre Cloete, supply chain director, PenBev. “The past supply chain processes hindered our ability to cost-effectively scale operations. Since implementing Logility Voyager Solutions we have seen a significant improvement in forecast accuracy, the ability to classify and prioritize A, B and C items, and an increase in service levels. With these improvements we are now able to focus on improving our collaboration to share forecasts across a broader business group.” Voyager Solutions enables companies like PenBev to quickly generate and track forecasts for multiple business needs, including sales, marketing, logistics, and financials, to produce an accurate picture of the market and its impact on operations. The solution helps improve margins by keeping detailed product forecasts aligned with high-level business plans. Additionally users are automatically alerted to changes in the market through exception management and can readjust the forecast ahead of changes in demand. “PenBev saw an opportunity to improve its operations and create a more efficient supply chain through deploying Logility Voyager Solutions,” said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO, Logility. “We are helping PenBev build a strong and flexible S&OP process that is capable of boosting visibility and supporting their long-term business strategy. PenBev’s 25 percent inventory reduction combined with the ability to better serve its customers demonstrates how the right combination of people, process and technology can significantly impact operations and the bottom line.” Recognized industry-wide for its rapid implementation, quick ROI and ease-of-use, Logility Voyager Solutionsis a comprehensive supply chain management solution suite which features performance monitoring capabilities to increase supply chain visibility and operational efficiency 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 Peninsula Beverage Company Peninsula Beverage Company - PenBev - is the local bottler of The Coca-Cola Company products in the Western and Northern Cape in South Africa. PenBev offers the widest range of non-alcoholic beverages guaranteed to satisfy every thirst. Our mission is to deliver a quality Coca-Cola product "within an arm's reach of desire". We successfully support retailers and traders with on-time deliveries, free signage and coolers, in-store advertising and promotions, and advice on making their businesses more profitable. For more information please visit http://www.penbev.co.za. 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, Hewlett-Packard, Parker Hannifin, Sigma-Aldrich, 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 www.logility.com. Forward-Looking Statements 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 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. Contact: Logility Justin Siefert firstname.lastname@example.org 404-264-5485 www.logility.com/blog
Peninsula Beverage Company Satisfies Thirst for Coca-Cola Products with Logility Voyager Solutions
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