Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Receives Prestigious 2006 Sailing to New Heights with Logility Award
Improved forecast accuracy by 19%, reduced obsolete inventory, and increased order fill rate lead to greater customer satisfaction
ATLANTA (March 27, 2006) Logility, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTY), a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, today announced that Shaw Industries Group, Inc., the number one producer of carpet, rugs, ceramic, hardwood and laminate flooring for residential and commercial applications, has received the 2006 Sailing to New Heights with Logility Award for supply chain excellence. This award is the highest honor given annually to the Logility customer that has leveraged innovation and collaboration to drive measurable business improvements and supply chain excellence through the deployment of Logility Voyager Solutions™. Shaw Industries implemented Logility Voyager Solutions to gain better control of its inventory investment by improving the prediction of demand, enabling one-number forecasting and gaining a better handle shifting demand in the marketplace.
“With Logility, we have improved forecast accuracy, reduced inventory and strengthened customer satisfaction levels,” said Chris Whisenant, manager of logistical systems and forecasting, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. “Logility Voyager Solutions has helped us formalize our Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process. We now have clear visibility and communication across the company which helps ensure that we are servicing the right customers, through the right channels, with the right products.”
“Shaw has demonstrated a commitment to supply chain excellence and continuous improvement as they address the unique needs of a variety of businesses and channels,” said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO of Logility. “Logility is pleased to be the technology partner supporting Shaw’s improvements and we look forward to working together to continue their tradition of leadership and success in supply chain innovation and collaboration.” < ### About Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Shaw Industries Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, is the number one producer of carpet, rugs, ceramic, hardwood and laminate flooring for residential and commercial applications. Shaw is headquartered in Dalton, GA. About Logility With more than 1,100 customers worldwide, Logility is the leading provider of collaborative supply chain planning solutions that help small, medium, large and Fortune 1000 companies realize substantial bottom-line results in record time. Logility Voyager Solutions feature performance monitoring capabilities in a single Internet-based framework and provide supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; supply and global sourcing optimization; transportation planning and execution; and warehouse management. Logility customers include Bissell, Huhtamaki UK, Katun Corporation, McCain Foods, Mill’s Pride, Pernod Ricard, Rand McNally, Sigma Aldrich, and VF Corporation. Logility is a majority owned subsidiary of American Software (NASDAQ: AMSWA). For more information about Logility, call 1-800-762-5207 or visit 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, changes in general economic conditions, technology and the market for the Company's products and services, including economic conditions within the e-commerce markets; the timely availability and market acceptance of these products and services; the challenges and risks associated with integration of acquired product lines and companies; the effect of competitive products and pricing; the Company’s ability to satisfy in a timely manner the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations adopted under that Section; the uncertainty of the viability and effectiveness of strategic alliances; and the irregular pattern of the Company's revenues. For further information about risks the Company could experience as well as other information, please refer to the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2005 and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, Logility, Inc., 470 East Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305, (404) 261-9777. FAX: (404) 264-5206 INTERNET: http://www.logility.com or E-mail: email@example.com. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners. For more information, contact: Michelle Duke Logility, Inc. 404-264-5485 firstname.lastname@example.org