Caribou Coffee Shares its Journey to Supply Chain Success

Live APICS Webcast Discusses Best Practices in Improving Forecast Accuracy, Supply Chain Visibility and Customer Service across Global Operations
ATLANTA — June 17, 2014 — Logility, Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, today announced it will join Caribou Coffee in an educational APICS webcast that looks at how Caribou Coffee balances its aggressive growth initiatives across its three channels of business (retail, franchise and commercial) with challenges such as increasing new product introductions, compressed planning cycles, and the need to balance cost and service. The live event, “Supply Chain Success: More than Counting Beans at Caribou Coffee,” will begin on Tuesday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. ET and is hosted by APICS.

Caribou Coffee needed to improve and systematize its buying process for bringing products into its distribution centers to drive better replenishment of its more than 500 locations and reduce in–store stock outs of consumables, ingredients and sellable end items. Karen Francois of Caribou Coffee and Bob Cowdrick of Logility will review the steps and keys to Caribou Coffee’s supply chain success and how Caribou Coffee was able to achieve impressive results such as a 30 percent improvement in inventory turns, above 99 percent service levels and a significant reduction in obsolete inventory.

Fast Facts

  • “Supply Chain Success: More than Counting Beans at Caribou Coffee” Webcast
  • Karen Francois, Caribou Coffee and Bob Cowdrick, Logility
  • Tuesday, June 24 @ 11 a.m. ET

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, 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 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

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.

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