Caribou Coffee Shares its Journey to Supply Chain Success at S&OP Innovation Summit

ATLANTA — September 23, 2014 — Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, invites attendees of the S&OP Innovation Summit, hosted by The Innovation Enterprise (IE Group), in Boston, MA to attend the session, “Supply Chain Success: More than Counting Beans”. The educational presentation is scheduled for Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 11:40 AM ET.

In order to deliver innovative new offerings, support its impressive global growth, and be flexible enough to ensure the right products are available based on changing consumer preferences, Caribou Coffee’s supply chain planning process needed an overhaul. In this educational session, Karen Francois of Caribou Coffee will share how the supply chain organization transformed its processes and turned to advanced supply chain solutions to drive greater accuracy, responsiveness, and collaboration to support its sales and operations planning (S&OP) process and drive significant improvements across its value chain. Caribou Coffee, for example, was able to completely transition from a monthly planning process to a weekly process helping the company accelerate its inventory turns by an impressive 35%.

Fast Facts

  • Session: Supply Chain Success: More Than counting Beans at Caribou Coffee
  • Speakers: Karen Francois, senior director, strategic sourcing, Caribou Coffee and Karin Bursa, vice president, Logility
  • When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 11:40 AM ET
  • Where: InterContinental Hotel, Boston

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 solution suite which features performance monitoring 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, retail merchandise planning and allocation, and transportation planning and 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 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); supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; retail merchandise planning and allocation; and transportation planning and management. Logility customers include Big Lots, 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

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