Logility selected to deliver visibility and drive executive S&OP process for Vista Outdoor

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Logility, Inc., provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, has announced Vista Outdoor Inc., a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of outdoor sports and recreation products, has implemented Logility Voyager Solutions to increase visibility across its global supply chain and provide the technology foundation for its sales and operations planning (S&OP) process.

Vista Outdoor's Outdoor Products segment operates more than 35 brands including Bushnell, CamelBak, Bollé, and Blackhawk!, with SKUs ranging in lead times from just a week to more than six months. Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Vista Outdoor's global supply chain has become more complex. Previously, the company relied on legacy systems.

Vista Outdoor embarked on a supply chain transformation project to improve processes, develop the required talent and build a robust technology platform. The company turned to advanced supply chain solutions from Logility to support its S&OP process, foster collaboration, increase forecast accuracy, and improve customer service.

"We are recognized for delivering innovative products around the world to outdoor enthusiasts for all seasons," said Angela Taylor, director of S&OP, Demand Planning and Buying, Vista Outdoor. "We operate a complex, global supply chain that must serve multiple markets each with their own unique requirements including new product introductions and seasons. Since implementing Logility Voyager Solutions, we have achieved improvements across our organisation including increased visibility across our multiple brands. In addition, Logility's built-in analytics help us make smarter decisions, reducing time spent data mining and allowing more time using the information to drive improved operations."

In less than a year, Vista Outdoor has achieved improved fill rates, reduced expediting costs, customer-direct planning partnerships, and established safety stock requirements. Leaders have immediate access to information through Logility Voyager Solutions to support a more dynamic decision-making process.

"We are helping Vista Outdoor build a more efficient and flexible sales and operations planning platform that is capable of supporting their business," said Allan Dow, president, Logility. "We are confident Logility Voyager Solutions will help Vista Outdoor open new opportunities to drive operational efficiency."

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