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Logility Inc., a supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, has announced at Connections 2011, its annual customer conference, the availability of the latest version of Logility Voyager Solutions. The award-winning supply chain management suite now includes enhancements to multi-tier vendor minimums, substitution logic, role-based workflow, and global visibility of demand, inventory and supply which allows companies to gain insight from all areas of the supply chain and collaborate more effectively with partners and suppliers.
According to Gartner the two leading areas for supply chain investment are to improve efficiency and productivity, and reduce operating costs. In addition, Gartner identified the two leading factors contributing to increasing complexity in today's supply chainsthe ability to meet customer expectations and needs, and the proliferation of stock keeping units (SKUs). Balancing these internal needs with external factors requires software that will improve visibility into market changes and enable close collaboration with suppliers and partners. Through enhanced workflow capabilities embedded throughout the Logility Voyager Solutions suite and greater insight into operations, companies are able to more effectively reduce costs, exceed increasing customer needs and boost productivity.
"As more companies seek to decrease costs and leverage global supplier and manufacturing partners, the task of managing the supply chain grows exponentially more complex," said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO, Logility. "In order to keep pace and achieve needed visibility, companies are seeking the comprehensive supply chain solutions in our product portfolio to manage the complexity, reduce costs, optimize production, and collaborate in real-time. The latest enhancements to Logility Voyager Solutions continues our commitment to deliver innovative solutions that drive bottom line results, improve customer service and help companies gain a competitive edge."
Logility Voyager Solutions delivers several enhancements throughout the supply chain management suite.
Global Supply Chain Visibility
The ability to integrate demand, supply and inventory into a single global view is required for any company to successfully manage its supply chain. Through greater visibility, Logility Voyager Solutions provides robust support for a dynamic, interactive S&OP process. With industry leading S&OP templates, information is managed and analyzed based on the specific needs of the company, department or individual and is reflective of operations around the company to ensure a single comprehensive version of the truth.
Multi-tier Vendor Minimums
The enhanced multi-tier vendor minimum capabilities allow companies to plan at higher levels of aggregation such as style and style/color and execute at more granular levels such as SKU. Vendor orders can now be managed at the aggregate level while they are scheduled at the detail level. Companies are now able to more efficiently manage and adhere to the business rules they have established with suppliers. This drives improved productivity by synchronizing purchase orders with a supplier's production capacity.
Enhanced Substitution Logic
Customer service is a critical component of the success of any company. Through Logility Voyager Solutions' enhanced substitution logic, companies are able to optimally satisfy orders and meet agreed upon service level targets. Voyager Solutions will also ensure during new product introductions a previous model's inventory is used before the new models are shipped. This directly decreases excess and obsolete inventory and enables manufacturers and suppliers to reduce unnecessary purchases and production.
Role-Based Workflow Capabilities
Logility Voyager Solutions provides improved role-based workflow capabilities including constraint-based order release and master data management to drive greater control. Managers are directed to approve replenishment orders released by schedulers, or to approve new transportation information. This allows greater control and accountability over key company resources.
Recognized industry-wide for its rapid implementation, quick ROI, ease-of-use, and ability to solve complex problems, Logility Voyager Solutions is a comprehensive supply chain solution suite which features performance monitoring capabilities to increase supply chain visibility and boost performance in key areas including demand, inventory and replenishment planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), manufacturing planning and scheduling, supply and inventory optimisation, transportation planning and management, and warehouse management.
 Gartner, 2010-2012 Consumer Product Supply Chain Priorities: Results From the 2010 Technology Trend Study, December 17, 2010 by Michael Uskert