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Vista Outdoor Receives 2017 Sailing to New Heights with Logility Award; Recognized for Driving Sales and Operations Planning Excellence

Outdoor Sports and Recreation Company Deploys SaaS-based Supply Chain Solution to Support Global Transformation Initiative


ATLANTA – March 29, 2017 – Logility, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, is pleased to announce Vista Outdoor has received the “2017 Sailing to New Heights with Logility” award. Presented at the Logility Connections 2017 conference, the award highlights a company who has demonstrated exceptional innovation in its effort to implement a collaborative supply chain process that significantly improves operations. Logility’s premier customer recognition this year honors Vista Outdoor for the company’s supply chain transformation and implementation of a robust sales and operations planning (S&OP) process.

Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer with a portfolio of more than 50 brands including Bushnell, Bell, Camelbak, Savage Arms, Federal Premium, Blackhawk, Bolle and others. With a complex mix of products, markets and seasonality, Vista Outdoor required a global S&OP process and technology platform to enhance the company’s ability to sense and respond to changing market conditions. Vista Outdoor leverages Logility’s advanced SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) supply chain solution to improve supply chain visibility, manage growth, create a monthly standard operating process, and integrate planning with multiple ERP systems.

“Our customers expect to access our high quality products when and where they want them regardless of the channel,” said Angie Taylor, senior director, sales and operations planning, Outdoor Products, Vista Outdoor. “With Logility Voyager Solutions™ we are able to collaborate more effectively, quickly make decisions based on accurate information and support our growth by onboarding new brands into our proven S&OP process – often in as quickly as four to eight weeks. This drives improvements and greater visibility across our supply chain allowing us to better serve our customers.”

Logility Voyager Solutions enables Vista Outdoor to leverage its global inventory investments to more effectively support its unique mix of markets and geographies from small golf shop customers to Amazon to military contracts. Logility’s advanced analytics help drive decision-making and ensure the team is focused on the activities that deliver business results while letting the system handle routine planning tasks automatically.

With Logility, Vista Outdoor has achieved greater visibility across its supply chain, improved fill rates and inventory turns while improving service levels.

“Vista Outdoor’s global supply chain requires a robust and repeatable sales and operations planning process supported by the right combination of people, process and technology,” said Allan Dow, president, Logility. “Vista Outdoor has achieved tangible results and identified additional improvement initiatives to drive more value for their business. We are honored to recognize Vista Outdoor as the 2017 recipient of the Sailing to New Heights with Logility award.”

About Logility
With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions that help small, medium, large, and Fortune 500 companies realize substantial bottom-line results in record time.  Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete supply chain management and retail optimization solution that features a performance monitoring architecture and provides supply chain visibility; demand, inventory, and replenishment planning; Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP); Integrated Business Planning (IBP); supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; retail merchandise planning and allocation; and transportation    planning and management. Logility customers include Abercrombie & Fitch, Big Lots, Fender Musical Instruments, Parker Hannifin, Verizon Wireless, and VF Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), named one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America by Forbes. For more information about Logility, call 800-762-5207 USA or visit http://www.logility.com.
 
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