Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, and Aberdeen Group, a global, full-service, multi-channel marketing services firm with deep expertise in developing research-based technology marketing content, will present an educational webcast where attendees will learn how to streamline their sales and operations planning (S&OP) process. Bryan Ball, vice president and principal analyst, supply chain management, Aberdeen Group, will explore the latest findings from his report “S&OP: A Critical Process for Superior Performance” while Logility’s Karin Bursa will share insights drawn from helping companies streamline and accelerate their S&OP process for more than 15 years. This live webcast, “ Streamlining the Sales and Operations Planning Process”, is hosted by APICS and will begin Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:00 am ET.
The monthly S&OP meeting is a critically important, high-level decision-making activity that sets the overall direction for the company for strategic, operational and tactical activities. According to Aberdeen best-in-class companies have nearly a 10 percent improvement in customer service rates and a 38 day cash-to-cash cycle advantage over all other businesses. S&OP cannot be completed effectively without reliable, accurate information. The S&OP team must have up-to-date information regarding future time-phased demand, production capabilities, inventory status, and any limitations on resource availability to realize these best-in-class benefits.
In this APICS webcast attendees will gain valuable insight into the best practices of leading companies and how they develop their world-class S&OP processes. The event will discuss real-world examples of how companies in various industries have improved their operations through the use of advanced supply chain management software as the foundation for the S&OP process.
For more information or to register for this free December 5, 2012 webcast, please visit: http://www.logility.com/apics-aberdeen-2012.Aberdeen’s report is also available for download here: S&OP: A Critical Process for Superior Performance. 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, Hewlett-Packard, Parker Hannifin, Sigma-Aldrich, 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 http://www.logility.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by statements made herein. These factors include, but are not limited to, continuing U.S. and global economic uncertainty, the timing and degree of business recovery, unpredictability and the irregular pattern of future revenues, dependence on particular market segments or customers, competitive pressures, delays, product liability and warranty claims and other risks associated with new product development, undetected software errors, market acceptance of Logility’s products, technological complexity, the challenges and risks associated with integration of acquired product lines, companies and services, as well as a number of other risk factors that could affect the Company’s future performance. For further information about risks the Company and American Software could experience as well as other information, please refer to American Software, Inc’s. current Form 10-K and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc., (404) 264-5477 or fax: (404) 237-8868. Logility is a registered trademark and Logility Voyager Solutions is a trademark of Logility, Inc. Other products mentioned in this document are registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.
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