Johnstone Supply Selected as 2014 Logility SAILS Leadership Award Recipient

Leading HVACR Distributor Recognized for Driving Significant Supply Chain Improvement
ATLANTA — May 5, 2014 — Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, today announced Johnstone Supply Inc., the leading cooperative wholesale distributor in the HVACR industry with more than $1.5 billion in annual sales, has been awarded the 2014 Logility SAILS Leadership Award. The award recognizes Johnstone Supply’s use of supply chain solutions to solve complex business problems.

Johnstone Supply faces many unique challenges including a quickly expanding product portfolio, pricing pressure from both customers and competitors, and the need to consistently deliver industry–leading customer service. To balance these requirements the supply chain organization at Johnstone Supply has taken an aggressive stance to improving its supply chain processes and supporting these changes with solutions that align execution with corporate goals. Since turning to Logility Voyager Solutions, Johnstone Supply has realized significant benefits including a $7 million reduction in safety stock inventory, a decrease in stock outages by up to 27 percent, and a considerable improvement in the company’s ability to ramp–up and ramp–down seasonal inventory.

“Our success depends on clear visibility into demand and aligning our inventory to quickly meet our customers’ needs,” said Raymond Kernagis, vice president of supply chain, Johnstone Supply. “We are very proud of our supply chain transformation. We have realized several benefits including enhanced visibility across our complex operations, reduced costs and improved service levels. Currently we are in the process of rolling out a collaboration initiative with our member stores to take our supply chain to a new level of proactive planning and efficiency. Logility Voyager Solutions has been the foundation of our transformation and we look forward to further taking advantage of the great breadth and depth of functionality the solution offers.”

Logility Voyager Solutions provides Johnstone Supply a solid planning foundation and helps the company balance its inventory to minimize costs while providing exceptional customer service and in–stock availability. The supply chain solution is a one–stop source of information across the organization; enabling Johnstone Supply to aggregate critical KPI’s and focus on the activities that drive the most value.

“Johnstone Supply has turned its supply chain into a differentiator in a highly competitive marketplace,” said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO, Logility. “By objectively evaluating their challenges and applying innovative thinking, Johnstone Supply has established a platform for long–term success. We congratulate the Johnston Supply team and look forward to helping them drive more profitable growth.”

Related Information

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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 management solution which features performance monitoring and analytics 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, 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 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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