Allan Dow, PresidentOne phrase that continues to define supply chain management landscape is visibility. As Supply chain visibility is not just about business intelligence and analytics or a collaboration tool that connects with traders and suppliers, it includes real-time reporting with inventory planning to attain business objectives. Aiming to provide global supply chain visibility, Logility,a collaborative provider of supply chain solutions—offers a complete suite of supply chain management solution that features a performance monitoring architecture.
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, “Logility’s supply chain solutions assist small, medium, large, and Fortune 500 companies to realize substantial bottom-line results,” remarks Allan Dow, President, Logility. According to the Gartner’s report on keys to solving the top Sales and Operations planning (S&OP) challenges, 2015, lack of visibility across the supply chain is one of the top obstacles to achieving supply chain goals and objectives. The company implements innovative processes for S&OP, multi-echelon inventory optimization, collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment.
To gain and retain a competitive advantage in the supply chain space, a collaborative supply chain solution has to be deployed. Logility Voyager Solutions, the company’s flagship suite of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail-planning solutions provides visibility and automation in the supply cycle. The solutions help customers to proactively plan, source, schedule, produce, store, transport, and trace supply chain activities in industries with distribution-intensive supply networks. “The suite has built-in performance management capabilities that enable to manage supply chain analytics processes on an exception basis,” says Dow. Logility’s Voyager Solutions software is available in cloud and on-premise deployments and helps small businesses and large corporations manage relationships with raw materials suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and customers.
A sub-product of Voyager Solutions, Logility’s demand management software suite enables to formulate profitable decisions about purchasing cycles and quantity levels. Using the software, customers can improve their demand forecast accuracy, reduce inventory costs, and eliminate redundant and obsolete inventory across the supply chain.
Logility Voyager Solutions has built-in performance management capabilities that manage supply chain analytics processes on an exception basis
“We focus on delivering the supply chain solutions that increase visibility, velocity, and efficiency to help transform our customers’ supply chains into catalysts for higher profitability and long-term growth,” asserts Dow. Logility’s customers include Fender Musical Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, Parker Hannifin, Sigma-Aldrich, Verizon Wireless, and VF Corporation.
Fender, a guitar manufacturer company, approached Logility to improve forecast accuracy, gain better control of inventory, minimize capacity constraints, and synchronize supply flow. Implementing Logility Voyager Solutions, the client achieved true visibility of supply and demand requirements, boosted service levels by 50 percent, and doubled finished goods inventory turns. The Voyager Solution increased the client’s decisions analysis from months to weeks. “Logility focuses on helping businesses achieve superior customer service levels at low cost to generate an influential competitive advantage,” delineates Dow.
Recently, Dow transitioned the company’s solution from a traditional perpetual license model to offering customers the flexibility to choose the deployment method. As a result, Logility has observed a significant increase in the adoption of its cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Customers are able to prioritize supply chain process and retail optimization initiatives ahead of other IT investments through the SaaS service. “We will continue to drive the benefits of increased visibility, advanced analytics, and optimized planning in the supply chain industry. In the near future, Logility plans to gain more market share and expand our solution footprint,” ends Dow.