"Game Plan: Supply Chain Collaboration for Wholesale Distribution" APICS Webcast features Logility and Johnstone Supply

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Logility Inc., the supplier of collaborative solutions to optimise the supply chain, and Johnstone Supply, the cooperative wholesale distributor in the HVACR industry with more than $1.3 billion in annual sales, will present an educational webcast to explore the keys to developing a successful supply chain collaboration game plan. Stephen Mahaffey, director of purchasing with Johnstone Supply, and Karin Bursa, vice president at Logility, discuss how Johnstone Supply improved communication with stakeholders, boosted visibility and established realistic expectations across its supply chain. This live webcast, "Game Plan: Supply Chain Collaboration for Wholesale Distribution," is hosted by APICS and will begin Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00 am ET.

The wholesale distribution industry is faced with shrinking margins, growing costs, new competitors, and demanding customers. To succeed under these challenging conditions every wholesale distributor needs a winning game plan. Leading wholesale distributors, like Johnstone Supply, have developed a highly successful collaborative environment to drive bottom line results and improve customer service. This webcast will highlight how this wholesale distributor improved its supply chain performance through collaboration with suppliers and its more than 370 independently-owned stores.

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Logility's latest white paper, "Updating the Wholesale Distribution Playbook", details four fundamental management actions that boost supply chain performance: Anticipate and accurately forecast market demand; Formalise vendor-managed inventory programs; Reduce inventory and improve service; and Boost visibility and collaborate with suppliers. Download your wholesale distribution white paper at http://www.logility.com/library/white-papers/media/updating-the-wholesale-distribution-playbook.

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