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KGP Logistics Receives Logility 2012 Sailing to New Heights Award

Annual Award Highlights Innovative Use of Supply Chain Software to Drive Improved Supply Chain Efficiency and Customer Service


ATLANTA – November 27, 2012 – Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, today announced KGP Logistics, one of the country's largest single-source value-added suppliers of supply chain services, communications equipment and integrated solutions to the telecommunications industry, received the “Sailing to New Heights with Logility” award. Presented at Logility’s Connections 2012, the award recognizes a company who has demonstrated exceptional innovation in its effort to implement a collaborative supply chain process that significantly improves operations. Photos can be found at www.logility.com/sails. Previous winners include Verizon Wireless, Sigma Aldrich, Nutra Manufacturing, and Intertape Polymer Group.

KGP Logistics’ primary challenge was to accurately forecast its product sales, manage inventory targets and optimize supply plans to achieve customer service levels while accelerating inventory turns. KGP Logistics was also challenged with the post-acquisition integration of two companies which generated a highly complex supply chain network with multiple inventory replenishment and purchasing processes. The company realized it needed to take advantage of the advanced supply chain optimization capabilities of Logility Voyager Solutions™ to achieve its business goals and create ongoing value for its growing customer and supplier network.

“Logility Voyager Solutions helps us segment our customer demand and forecasts at meaningful levels ranging from the highest levels of aggregation to the lowest levels of granularity,” said Nicole Pemberton, director of procurement and inventory management, KGP Logistics. “Logility’s flexibility allows us to more closely collaborate with our internal team as well as external customers and suppliers resulting in actionable intelligence we can now incorporate into forecasts, inventory and supply plans. We are honored to be recognized for the outstanding achievements of our entire supply chain team.”

At KGP Logistics the results driven by the Logility Voyager Solutions implementation have been significant. In the six months since completing the final phase of implementation, KGP Logistics achieved several percentage points of improvement in MAPE (mean absolute percent error) forecast accuracy at an item / location level and a 25 percent reduction in forecast to actual demand value variance.

“We congratulate the KGP Logistics supply chain team on their achievements and are honored to work closely with them to provide a more efficient and effective supply chain platform that will support their business today and well into the future,” said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO, Logility. “The Sailing to New Heights with Logility Award is our highest customer recognition and KGP Logistics has shown through its innovative use of Logility Voyager Solutions how the supply chain can reduce costs through improved forecast accuracy, better inventory utilization and optimized supply planning while improving customer service.”
 
Recognized industry-wide for its rapid implementation, quick ROI and ease-of-use, Logility Voyager Solutions is 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 KGP Logistics
KGP Logistics is one of the country’s largest single-source, value-added suppliers of supply chain services, equipment and integrated solutions to the communications industry. KGP’s distribution network is comprised of six distribution centers across the United States and complemented with our affiliate, BlueStream Professional Services, LLC, integration facilities.  BlueStream provides complete integration and installation services nationwide consisting of assemble, wire and test; engineer, furnish, and install; as well as product kitting, and CPE services.   With a diverse and valued customer base, a national logistics network, and a portfolio of manufacturer partnerships that is second to none, the company is positioned to provide unique products and services to the communications market.  KGP, recognized for leadership in supply chain management and value-added solutions, is committed to providing their customers products and services at the lowest total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.kgplogistics.com.  

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 1-800-762-5207 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.



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