“Every year we receive more submissions from outstanding supply chain leaders; evidence of the growth in the supply chain profession as well as the importance of this role within companies,” said John Yuva, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Supply & Demand Chain Executive congratulates the 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Practitioner Pros to Know recipients. Our annual Pros to Know listing showcases the leaders and innovators shaping the industry and making a substantial impact on their companies.”
Elaine Videau oversees the demand and supply planning for several product lines at Tillamook County Creamery Association. Well known for its high quality dairy products, Tillamook recently expanded its geographic reach across the United States, which required a new approach to their supply chain as well as the addition of new manufacturing and distribution locations. As a part of this transformation, Tillamook aligned team member strengths with business needs, and implemented new policies and processes with a focus on lean manufacturing principles optimized in Logility Voyager Solutions™. As a result, the Tillamook supply chain organization has improved operational efficiencies, reduced risk and is able to deliver a consistent customer experience across their expanded geographic reach.
Jay Schmidt is charged with leading the Leupold & Stevens sales, inventory and operations planning (SIOP) process. To stay ahead of rapidly changing customer preferences as well as potential regulatory and tariff risks, it is critical for Leupold & Stevens to leverage the advanced supply chain solutions implemented, foster greater collaboration with its partners and suppliers, and ensure its processes are aligned across the organization. Today, the SIOP process helps integrate all functional stakeholders across the business while addressing the unique issues faced by Leupold & Stevens. Since implementing the SIOP process, the company has realized a 25 percent forecast accuracy improvement and now enjoys a 96 percent match of supply to forecasted demand.
“We are excited to work with Tillamook County Creamery Association and Leupold & Stevens on their digital supply chain transformations and congratulate Elaine Videau and Jay Schmidt on their selections as 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Practitioner Pros to Know,” said Karin Bursa, executive vice president, Logility. “These exceptional leaders helped equip their teams with a clear vision and solutions to drive tangible results. It is an honor to support their supply chain excellence programs and we look forward to continuing to work with them as they drive innovation across their operations.”
Accelerating the digital supply chain from product concept to customer delivery, Logility helps companies seize new opportunities, sense and respond to changing market dynamics and more profitably manage their complex global businesses. Logility Voyager Solutions™ leverage an innovative blend of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to automate planning, accelerate cycle times, increase precision, improve operating performance, break down business silos and deliver greater visibility. Logility’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based platform transforms sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) processes; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; global sourcing; quality and compliance management; product life cycle management; supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; and retail merchandise planning, assortment and allocation. Logility customers include Big Lots, Fender Musical Instruments, Husqvarna Group, 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. To learn how Logility can help you make smarter decisions faster, visit www.logility.com.
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