The ALDO Group Launches Retail S&OP Process with Logility

Logility Voyager Solutions Enables Footwear Manufacturer and Retailer’s Supply Chain Transformation

ATLANTA — February 7, 2017 — Logility, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, today announced The ALDO Group, a global creator and operator of footwear and accessory brands, deployed Logility Voyager Solutions™ as the foundation for the company's sales and operations planning (S&OP) and supply chain transformation initiative to better serve its customers across multiple channels.

The ALDO Group operates a complex, omni–channel supply chain that must meet the needs of its wholesale customers, franchise and company owned retail locations, and its direct–to–consumer operations. As a leading fashion retailer and wholesaler, it is critical the company has visibility across the business as well as the flexibility to anticipate, plan for and respond to changing consumer preferences. Logility Voyager Solutions delivers the ability to disaggregate a highly–granular forecast based on key attributes such as style, color, size, material, etc. while also supporting The ALDO Group's strategic S&OP process.

"Our ability to deliver the highest quality products to the right location at the right time hinges on gaining accurate visibility across our global operations," said Bryan Eshelman, The ALDO Group's Chief Operating Officer. "As we continue to grow and our operations become more complex, we needed a flexible solution geared to handle fashion footwear and accessories planning and support our long–term business growth. We turned to Logility because of their proven experience to manage these conditions along with the successful track record of Logility Voyager Solutions in the footwear and apparel industry around the world."

"The ALDO Group is known throughout the world for staying ahead of the fashion curve and delivering high–quality merchandise to its customers," said Allan Dow, president, Logility. "In order to keep pace with their growth, The ALDO Group recognized the need for a comprehensive supply chain management solution to ensure the right product is available in the right place at the right time. The ALDO Group will benefit from Logility's leadership helping apparel and footwear companies accelerate the S&OP process, align inventory, and increase forecast accuracy, visibility and customer service."

About The ALDO Group
The ALDO Group is a world leading creator and operator of desirable footwear and accessory brands. With 2,300 points of sale in over 100 countries around the world, the company operates under two signature brands, ALDO and Call It Spring, a multi–brand retail concept, GLOBO, and as a strategic partner providing private label footwear and accessories to major retailers. Founded in 1972 by Aldo Bensadoun, The ALDO Group leads all operations from its head office in Montreal, and continues to act with its founder's values of love, respect and integrity. More than 20,000 people work for The ALDO Group. For more information, visit
About Logility
With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions that help small, medium, large, and Fortune 500 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); Integrated Business Planning (IBP); 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), named one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America by Forbes. For more information about Logility, call 800–762–5207 USA or visit
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