Logility Customer American Italian Pasta Company Receives 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award from Manufacturing Executive
Leading Pasta Company Recognized for Innovative Sales and Operations Planning Initiative
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Logility, Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, is proud to announce American Italian Pasta Company (AIPC), the largest producer of dry pasta in North America, has been named one of Manufacturing Executives 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 recipients. American Italian Pasta Companys winning project in the Operational Excellence category highlights the companys success in implementing a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process to improve its ability to forecast demand, increase production efficiency, and manage inventory for quick customer response and higher service levels.
The Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards (ML100), presented by Manufacturing Executive and in their eighth year, honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders who help shape the future of global manufacturing. The ML100 judges evaluated nominations on the following four criteria: process impact, business impact, strategic impact, and use of technology. In addition, the judges based their selection on projects which have helped set each company apart from the competition, delivered a clear and compelling return on investment, and have rethought and reengineered how they source, produce, and deliver products to customers in dynamic global markets.
American Italian Pasta Company (AITP.PK) is the largest producer of dry pasta in North America with branded products such as Anthonys, Luxury Brand, Meullers, Pennsylvania Dutch, Golden Grain Mission, Heartland, and more. Additionally, AIPC produces pasta products for some of the largest food retailers in the world through its private label business and to the food service industry including restaurants, schools, business, and industry establishments. American Italian Pasta Company needed to improve its processes in support of the companys growth, better manage capacity constraints, and improve planning to manage the volatility of commodities such as durum wheat and eggs. Through the use of Logility Voyager Solutions", the company set out to improve its forecast, strategically manage promotions, and improve collaboration between sales and manufacturing.
As the improved S&OP initiative kicked off, the AIPC team began to realize immediate benefits. Forecast accuracy jumped from 58% to 75%. Communication breakdowns evolved into collaboration between operations and sales. The sales, planning and manufacturing teams can now manage variability through the supply chain more efficiently leading to improved asset utilization, service levels, and inventory turns.
We are proud of the success American Italian Pasta Company has achieved through its use of Logility Voyager Solutions and are honored to be a partner in their achievements, said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO, Logility. American Italian Pasta Company recognized that with growth comes new supply chain challenges and the company took the initiative to build a stronger, more collaborative supply chain to ensure profitable growth. We congratulate the AIPC team for its impressive achievements and selection to receive this prestigious recognition.
American Italian Pasta Company, along with Logility customers Stanley Black & Decker and CooperVision will be honored and presented with their awards at the Awards Gala held at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit on May 2, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL.
About the ML100 Awards
The ML100 Awards (www.ml100awards.com), created eight years ago as the Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards, have established themselves as the premier program for honoring transformational business projects, innovation, and excellence in a variety of manufacturing categories including operational excellence and sustainability, global value chain, and workforce development excellence. The ML100 Awards are presented at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit. Both are part of the Manufacturing Executive portfolio of services, which also includes the Manufacturing Leadership Council and the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Journal.
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 McCain Foods, Sigma-Aldrich, Verizon Wireless, and VF Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc.. For more information about Logility, call 1-800-762-5207 USA or visit www.logility.com.
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 Logilitys 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 Companys future performance. For further information about risks the Company and American Software could experience as well as other information, please refer to American Software, Incs. Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2011 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.
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Source: Logility, Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2012