Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Selects Logility Voyager Transportation Planning and Management™
Increased supply chain visibility will complement the company’s strong commitment to customer service
ATLANTA (March 13, 2005) – Logility, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTY), a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, today announced that Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, one of the most acclaimed wine companies in the world, has selected Logility Voyager Transportation Planning and Management™ for its transportation planning and execution needs.
“Transportation management is a critical component of our supply chain,” said Joe Fraser, Vice President, Operations, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. “We chose the Logility solution to help increase visibility, reduce transportation costs, improve the accuracy of expense accruals, and strengthen customer service.”
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will use Logility Voyager Transportation Planning and Management to provide real-time visibility to finished goods distribution, parcel package shipments, and inbound procurement along with associated expenses. Logility will be integrated with Ste. Michelle’s current JD Edwards Enterprise Resource Planning system.
“Transportation is evolving from a cost center to an opportunity for customer service excellence in the eyes of many companies. At the same time, the US logistics marketplace is challenged by constrained capacity, rising fuel costs and heightened customer demands for faster shipments, real-time data and more visibility,” said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO, Logility. “Logility
Voyager Transportation Planning and Management will help Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to better optimize their transportation operations by incorporating strategic and tactical planning through shipment execution and payment. We look forward to supporting their supply chain initiatives.”
Voyager Transportation Planning and Management provides a performance-driven, multi-modal solution for dramatic savings of time, effort and money. It automates shipment planning, shipment execution and freight accounting. User workflows, driven by exceptions, increase visibility and accelerate more proactive communications among trading partners. The Optimization Engine evaluates all logical alternatives for grouping and shipping orders considering business rules, consolidation parameters, carriers, rates, and date/time requirements. For more information on Voyager Transportation Planning and Management, visit w www.logility.com.
About Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Founded in 1934, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates pioneered vinifera grape growing in Washington state and has been producing classic European varietal wines since 1967. The company owns 3,400 acres of vineyards in the Columbia Valley of eastern Washington, including Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek vineyards and is known for its highly acclaimed Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot and Cabernet. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates owns Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, Northstar, and Snoqualmie wineries in Washington State, and Conn Creek and Villa Mt. Eden in California.
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
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