McCormick Shares its Fresh Approach to Vendor Managed Inventory while Stanley Black & Decker Highlights its Inventory Optimization Success at the SCOPE Spring Conference

ATLANTA — April 21, 2015 — Logility, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, invites attendees of the SCOPE Spring Conference at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD to join two sessions to hear industry leaders share their supply chain successes. In “McCormick’s Fresh Approach to VMI” and Stanley Black & Decker’s “Exploring the Inventory Optimization Journey” sessions, attendees will gain valuable insight into how each company has improved their supply chains with the right combination of people, process and technology. The McCormick presentation is scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET, and Stanley Black & Decker will present at 4:00 PM ET the same day.

At a Glance

  • Session: McCormick’s Fresh Approach to VMI
  • Speakers: Craig Yeagle, VMI planner and Josh Trepczyk, senior manager, Customer Supply Chain
  • When: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET

The session “McCormick’s Fresh Approach to VMI” will take a look at how McCormick leverages a standard process across its supply chain to better align its demand plan, sales, promotional activity, new product introductions, inventory goals, and inventory velocity at the store level. Attendees will also learn how McCormick has fostered close relationships with its customers and educated its top talent with key customer relationship management experience to prepare them for strategic and analytic roles.
At a Glance

  • Session: Exploring the Inventory Optimization Journey
  • Speaker: Peter Evans, manager of Stanley Fulfillment System
  • When: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM ET

Stanley Black & Decker’s session, “Exploring the Inventory Optimization Journey,” will take attendees through the company’s multi–echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) road to success. The presentation will include key highlights such as the evolution of MEIO within Stanley Black & Decker, and the benefits it has achieved including better inventory alignment with market demand, reduced finished goods inventory and decreased projected on–hand inventory for raw materials and components all while maintaining service levels.

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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

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