ATLANTA — Logility Inc., a supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, announced that Johnstone Supply, a leading cooperative wholesale distributor in the HVACR industry, is seeing continued improvements in its supply chain performance following its upgrade to Logility Voyager Solutions™ Version 8. The rapid implementation has allowed Johnstone Supply to quickly realize the benefits of the web-based supply chain analytics and reporting capabilities to streamline planning, increase visibility, and provide better service.

The wholesale distribution industry is faced with a number of challenges including shrinking margins, broad product portfolios, new competitors, and demanding customers. To succeed under these circumstances Johnstone Supply relies heavily on an end-to-end visibility of forecasts, inventory policies, and product availability to drive its operations. Voyager Solutions provides Johnstone Supply with a solid planning foundation and helps the company balance its inventory to minimize costs while optimizing customer service and in-stock availability.

“We have relied on Logility Voyager Solutions to help drive more accurate forecasts, align our inventory policies with service goals, and streamline collaboration with our suppliers,” said Raymond Kernagis, vice president of supply chain, Johnstone Supply. “With Version 8, Logility has turned into our one-stop source of information across the organization. We are able to aggregate critical KPI’s on our configurable home pages which allows us to focus on the activities that will drive the most value for Johnstone Supply and our customers.”

Following its initial implementation of Logility Voyager Solutions, Johnstone Supply realized improved communication with key stakeholders and increased its visibility across a complex supply chain that includes more than 370 locations. Moving forward, the supply chain team is turning to Voyager Solutions to help increase collaboration with its member stores, helping each location improve its planning capabilities for greater in-stock performance.

“The response from the team has been very positive,” Kernagis continued. “We are just scratching the surface of the supply chain improvements Logility can help us achieve.”

“Wholesale distribution is a highly competitive and complex industry focused on delivering exceptional service across a broad product portfolio to ensure ongoing, repeat business,” said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO, Logility. “Logility has a proven track record of helping companies improve service levels while increasing forecast accuracy and decreasing inventory to build more efficient and profitable supply chains. Johnstone Supply has proven the supply chain can be a competitive differentiator and we look forward to continuing to support their supply chain success.”

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Publication date: 2/3/2014

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