VWR International Selects Logility Voyager Solutions™
Re-engineering supply chain processes, reducing inventory and strengthening customer relationships are key business drivers
Atlanta (January 30, 2006) – Logility, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTY), a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, today announced that VWR International, Inc., a leading worldwide distributor of scientific equipment, supplies, chemicals, and furniture, has selected Logility Voyager Solutions™ to help improve planning and forecasting, reduce obsolete, overstock and field inventory, and decrease carrying costs.
“To maintain a high level of customer service we needed to update our technology and streamline our planning and forecasting process,” said Dave Shellenbarger, director inventory management , VWR International, Inc. “We chose Logility Voyager Solutions to help us become more demand-driven and to enable greater visibility into our distribution-centric supply chain.”
VWR services the industrial, government, life science, education, electronics and pharmaceutical markets as a leading worldwide distributor of scientific equipment, supplies, chemicals and furniture. Through a combination of strategic partnerships with world-respected manufacturers VWR supplies over 1,000,000 products to the scientific community.
Logility Voyager Solutions for Wholesale Distribution Management will help VWR reduce obsolete and overstock inventory through effective life-cycle management; achieve increased productivity with fewer resources; reduce field inventory and purchasing labor costs through increased auto-replenishment of inventory and system alert notifications; improve margins through time-phased inventory policies and flexible “what-if” analysis; and reduce transportation and distribution center transfer costs.
“The Logility Voyager Solutions suite allows companies to operate at a high level of performance through a more demand-driven supply chain with improved forecast accuracy, time-phased inventory policies and increased internal collaboration,” said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO of Logility. “We look forward to providing the technology and support that will help re-engineer VWR’s supply chain processes.”
Logility Voyager Solutions for Wholesale Distribution Management enables wholesale distributors to increase gross margins through reduced costs, better demand visibility, synchronized sourcing, and improved customer service to free up capital and accelerate growth. For more information, visit www.logility.com.
About VWR International, Inc.
VWR International, Inc. is a leader in the global research laboratory industry with worldwide sales of over US $3.0 billion. VWR’s business is highly diversified across a spectrum of products and services, customer groups and geography. The company offers more than 1,000,000 products and services, from more than 5,000 manufacturers, to over 250,000 customers throughout the world. VWR’s primary customers work in the pharmaceutical, life science, chemical, technology, food processing and consumer product industries. Other important customers include universities and research institutes; governmental agencies; environmental testing organizations; and primary and secondary schools. VWR International affiliates operate in 20 countries and employ approximately 6,000 people. The company’s mission is to deliver excellence in the distribution of scientific supplies. The VWR International Group is headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
For more information on VWR International, phone 1-800-932-5000, visit www.vwr.com, or write, VWR International, Inc., 1310 Goshen Parkway, P.O. Box 2656, West Chester, PA 19380-0906.
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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.
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