Johnstone Supply Boosts Supply Chain Performance with Logility Voyager Solutions

  Johnstone Supply Boosts Supply Chain Performance with Logility Voyager
  Solutions

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

Business Wire

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

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, 404-264-5485
jsiefert@logility.com
www.logility.com/blog
 
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