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September 24, 2015

Inventory Optimization in a Market-Driven World

April 27, 2015
Today’s inventory buffers cannot be managed effectively without the use of more advanced technologies, but they also cannot be adequately addressed without reorganizing the planning function to enable planners to design and execute inventory strategies to actualize market-driven value networks. Read the report to learn more.

To Have or to Hold, Managing Product Portfolios to Avoid SKU Proliferation and Gain Profits

October 28, 2014
Managing product portfolios to avoid SKU proliferation and gain profits. Article by Ann Grackin.

Inventory Optimization

October 9, 2014
A new survey from Consumer Goods Technology and Logility examines changes in the drivers, technology and adoption associated with this critical process over a two year period and discover enterprises of all sizes have come to embrace S&OP.

To Have or to Hold, Managing Product Portfolios to Avoid SKU Proliferation and Gain Profits

October 1, 2014
Research by Ann Grackin of ChainLink Research focuses on the complexity of managing large product portfolios, and how employing SKU rationalization and segmentation can drive top line growth and bottom line results. Features real world stories from Intertape Polymer Group and American Hotel Register Company.

Top Five Winning Habits for Retail Planning and Allocation

August 1, 2014
MID Retail co-founders Mike Ruhana and Chuck Miller discuss the qualities that lead to retail supply chain success.

The Spreadsheet Sabotage and its Impact on Supply Chains

July 17, 2014
Spreadsheet use pervades every corner of corporate life today. More than 200 million people worldwide use spreadsheet applications and about one-third spend more than half their working days using them.

M&A Plays in Supply Chain

June 24, 2014
Ever-active with great ideas and great companies, the supply chain market is fertile ground for mergers and acquisitions. Here are some interesting deals that have occurred in the last few weeks.

Logility to Enter Retail Planning Market in Bigger Way with MID Retail Acquisition

June 3, 2014
Logility took a bold step to build a strong presence in the retail planning market by announcing its acquisition of MID Retail, a provider of retail merchandising, assortment optimization, and store-level replenishment solutions.

Logility secures deal to acquire MID Retail

June 2, 2014
MID’s technology is designed to help retailers synchronise merchandise financial plans with customer demand at each retail location to boost-in-stock performance, profitably grow their businesses, allocate merchandise, and deliver higher product availability and customer service.

For Under Armour, Supply Chain Is Key to Becoming a $10-Billion Brand

May 30, 2014
Deploying supply chain, demand planning and inventory optimization software has helped to transform Under Armour’s supply chain into a “force multiplier”as the Baltimore brand chases Nike and adidas into the realm of athletic apparel companies with $5 billion or greater in revenue.

Analytics Drive Informed Supply Chain Decisions

May 22, 2014
Supply chains are overflowing with data, and even the most advanced organizations struggle to keep up with the ever-accelerating flow of information. So what is the solution? Karin Bursa, Vice President at Logility, discusses the value of analytics in keeping companies ahead of the supply chain curve.

Experts Debunk S&OP Myths

May 9, 2014
Many early adopters of demand-driven strategies found that focusing on S&OP enabled substantial operational improvements. Yet, despite well-publicized successes, there are still many myths that prevent practitioners from incorporating essential elements, particularly related to data and technology. Let our experts help you wade through the falsehoods to adopt best-in-class practices.

Inventory Optimization: A Progress Report

May 7, 2014
Inventory optimization: Old in concept, but new in application. Chris Russell, vice president of Logility, discusses trends in the use of the practice, especially from a multi-echelon perspective.

How They Did it: Red Wing Shoes’ Journey to S&OP

May 1, 2014
Getting the most from Sales and Operations Planning is a combination of people, processes, and technology. The Red Wing Shoe Company details the steps it took to improve S&OP processes, slash its S&OP planning efforts by 50 percent, and align manufacturing with sales—all while growing its business.

Logility Voyager Integrated Business Planning Unveiled

April 11, 2014
On-demand simulation and scenario analysis, social collaboration, and unified data model drive sales and operations planning.

Integrating S&OP (PDF)

April 8, 2014
There is growing recognition of S&OP’s value. However, many organizations persist in considering S&OP as merely a meeting, rather than an information-rich, decision-driving process. Organizations that subscribe to that limited scope of S&OP get limited value. Organizations that see S&OP as part of a highly integrative process in supply chain are achieving greater performance and value.

Under Armour's Athletic Supply Chain

April 3, 2014
"This is where our supply chain is headed, and how it is an core element in driving rapid growth. See if you can catch us." - Bill Nienburg, VP of Global Merchandise & Sales Planning at Under Armour

SC Digest Video Review of Connections: Under Armour, Seagate, and more

April 2, 2014
SC Digest Editor Dan Gilmore attended the Logility software Connections user conference in Atlanta on March 2014. This video includes summaries of presentations by Seagate, Under Armour, American Hotel Register and more of interest to all whether you are a Logility customer or not, and an interesting discussion on the connection between supply chain segmentation strategies and use of inventory optimization software.

ChainLink: Logility Customers Stay Connected

April 2, 2014
Ann Grackin of ChainLink Research attended Logility's Connections 2014 customer conference and published a thorough round-up, including new product announcements. Her verdict: "Logility continues to capture customers from larger supply chain players such as JDA and SAP..."

TEC: Enabling Supply Chain at Your Fingertips

April 2, 2014
According to Technology Evaluation Centers, “Logility is one of only a few SCM vendors that can cover the sense-and-respond processes from the retail warehouse all the way to the manufacturing floor. Bigger SCM players such as Oracle, JDA, and SAP will have to reckon with counteracting Logility’s compelling value proposition to prospective customers.”

Logility Releases Apps for Optimized Planning, S&OP and Mobile

March 26, 2014
Logility Inc. has made generally available version 8.5 of Logility Voyager Solutions.

Logility Launches Voyager Integrated Business Planning

March 20, 2014
Logility Inc.'s Voyager Integrated Business Planning provides a holistic view of planning across the business including finance, manufacturing, supply chain, sales marketing, suppliers and customers.

2014 Review & Outlook: The 2020 Imperative

March 14, 2014
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The State of Supply Chain Planning

March 1, 2014
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Inventory Optimization Straddles the Line Between Shortage and Excess

March 1, 2014
A recent survey by Boston-based research firm Aberdeen Group finds that balancing inventory and service levels doesn’t have to be a win/lose exercise. Best-in-class firms actually improve service levels and financial performance through their use of inventory optimization solutions.

Parker Hannifin Up to Complex S&OP Challenge

February 18, 2014
Company working to bring standard planning process to more than 140 decentralized global divisions; insights from S&OP expert Robert McAdoo.

Aberdeen: Improve Business Performance through Inventory Optimization

February 12, 2014
Aberdeen report utilizes survey data from Aberdeen’s October 2013 Chief Supply Chain Officer survey to identify the impact Inventory Optimization can have on an organization and then compares the results of Best-in-Class companies, Industry Average and Laggards.

2014 Readers’ Choice: Supply Chain Planning

January 24, 2014
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Death to Spreadsheets! New Directions in Demand Planning

January 24, 2014
In a recent survey by Logility and APICS, 47 percent of respondents said they were still using manually produced spreadsheets to support their demand-planning process.

Achieving Demand Planning Excellence

January 20, 2014
Demand planning excellence is the foundation for any successful business. Below, Karin Bursa argues that the demand plan is essential for ensuring all parties in your supply chain have confidence in the numbers and are working towards a common goal, and suggests that the art and science of forecasting demand is often misunderstood.

Aberdeen Report: S&OP: Non-Negotiable as a Process

January 17, 2014
This Aberdeen Analyst Insight report examines S&OP from the Best-in-Class perspective--deciphering why leaders achieve superior performance, and which capabilities and technologies enable their success.

Putting Supply Chain Performance at Your Fingertips

November 7, 2013
Leveraging supply chain analytics to boost corporate performance

Sales & Operations Planning Adoption and Priorities

October 9, 2013
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What Makes a Good Customer with Michael Edenfield

October 3, 2013
In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere interviews Michael Edenfield, President and CEO of American Software and Logility. We hear the advice that Michael has to share on supply chain planning implementation and the recipe for success.

Are Spreadsheets the Answer?

September 5, 2013
Spreadsheets have, for many, become the go-to solution for much of their supply chain needs.

New Dimension for Demand Management

September 4, 2013
Demand Planning technology providers positioned.

ERP & Supply Chain Management

September 3, 2013
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Demand Management NOW!

August 15, 2013
Intense competition for product companies and retailers and the squeeze on margins challenge companies to get a lot better at planning.

European Business Review:
Six Keys to Inventory Optimisation

August 8, 2013
Six keys to successful inventory optimisation initiatives which increase service levels while reducing inventory investments.

TEC Logility Accelerates SCM to ERP Integration

June 20, 2013
P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at Logility’s work to speed best of breed supply chain management and ERP integration.

Cutting Edge Supply Chain Thinking Takes Shape at Seco Tools

June 1, 2013
A look at how Seco Tools is overhauling its supply chain planning operations.

Brewing Up Supply Chain Success

May 16, 2013
A look at how Logility Voyager Solutions is helping this beverage company grow through improved supply chain visibility.

Executive S&OP – Put it Front and Centre for Your Organisation

May 9, 2013
Does your company have the right S&OP process in place? These 5 steps to success allow you to assess trade-offs between many interdependent business components: demand and market opportunities, customer service, inventory investments, production capabilities, supply availability, and distribution concerns.

Collaborative Demand Planning Technology

May 8, 2013
The work of achieving collaboration between retailers and their suppliers has gone on for a decade. Multi-tier value-chain collaboration software is not just for the giant power players.

CGT: Red Wing Shoes Named Standout SMB

May 8, 2013
Red Wing Shoes was recently named by the editors of Consumer Goods Technology one of 2013’s Standout SMBs, and featured in a CGT cover story.

Supply Chain World: Target in Sights: Coopervision

May 8, 2013
This in-depth article covers CooperVision's evolution toward demand planning, inventory planning and replenishment, global visibility, and standardization of its manufacturing and distribution practices.

SupplyChainBrain: Are You Really Doing Inventory Optimization?

April 4, 2013
Bob Bowman interviews Logility’s Karin Bursa on the common misperceptions executives have regarding Inventory Optimization.

Flexibility to Improve Forecast Accuracy

March 10, 2013
To succeed in a business economy shaped by uncertain demand and rapid market changes, companies must be able to sense and adapt quickly. Today, the supply chain is seen as a key enabler of this flexibility. To face this challenge your supply chain must forecast correctly and then modify the plan as new information is acquired.

Inventory Optimization: Evolving from Fad to Necessity

March 1, 2013
Sean Willems, Ph.D. discusses the evolution of inventory optimization and the implications the technology has on the industry.

A Foundation for Successful S&OP

February 18, 2013
A five-step approach to defining and aligning the process with company goals.

ChainLink: Caribou Coffee's Supply Chain Story

January 22, 2013
ChainLink details how Caribou Coffee improved and systematized its buying process, driving better replenishment while reducing in-store stock outs of consumables, ingredients and sellable end items.

Aberdeen: Demand Segmentation Report

January 17, 2013
Based on a survey of 142 supply chain professionals across various industries, this Aberdeen report looks into where and why demand segmentation is typically utilized, and quantifies some of the benefits gained by companies that use it.

Aberdeen: S&OP: A Critical Process for Superior Performance

December 19, 2012
As the speed of decision-making increases, so does the value of having an S&OP plan to monitor against in order to keep the organization informed and on track. While each company has its own set of circumstances, all should consider the gaps identified in this Aberdeen Group survey between S&OP leaders and laggards.

The Challenges of Global S&OP

July 17, 2012
In today’s uncertain times, a clear vision and strategy of where you need to be is the key to rally the company and propel your business forward; forward into new markets, new geographies and ahead of your competition. Success lies in the ability for your company’s stakeholders to tie goals, strategy and execution into a single, measurable plan.

Efficient Frontier: A Moving Target

May 20, 2012
Do you view inventory as a cost factor, a risk, a service level influencer or a competitive advantage? Many executives view inventory mainly as a cost. In reality, inventory can be a competitive advantage that lowers costs, improves service levels, and helps boost revenue – all at the same time.

Aberdeen: Inventory Optimization: Impact of a Multi-Echelon Approach

March 6, 2012
This Aberdeen research report finds that companies utilizing multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) have a more comprehensive understanding of their inventory and are twice as capable as others of balancing cost and service levels across their network.

Consumer Goods Technology: S&OP Worth the Effort

October 1, 2011
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Supply Chain Digest Cool New Product of the Month - Logility Voyager Inventory Optimization

June 1, 2011
Each month, SC Digest features a "Cool New Product," accompanied by a short video review. Dan Gilmore explains how new inventory optimization capabilities have supercharged the Logility Voyager Suite.

Aberdeen: Inventory Optimization Technology Strategies for the Chief Supply Chain Officer

February 20, 2011
According to Aberdeen Group's, "Inventory Optimization Strategies for the Chief Supply Chain Officer", the key to managing the growing complexity of today's supply chains, reducing costs and improving customer service levels is the use of best-of-breed inventory optimization software. Nari Viswanathan, vice president and principal analyst, Aberdeen Group, found that best-in-class companies were five times more likely to use a best-of-breed solution for their multi-echelon inventory optimization

Consumer Goods Technology: Inventory Optimization

October 1, 2010
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Managing Automation: Logility Acquires Optiant for Inventory Optimization Technology

March 9, 2010
The merger creates a more robust supply chain management offering for Logility, which will integrate Optiant’s inventory optimization software into Logility’s Voyager product suite.

Consumer Goodes Technology: The State of Supply Chain Planning

February 28, 2010
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