Robert Horne Group Rolls Out Latest Version of Logility Voyager Solutions

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Logility, Inc. (Nasdaq: LGTY), a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimise the supply chain, today announced that Robert Horne Group, the UK's leading supplier of paper, board and plastics to the visual communications industry, has upgraded to Logility Voyager Solutions(TM) Version 7.0 using minimal resources. Logility was live in less than seven weeks and will provide additional demand planning functionality, including improved collaboration among internal departments and with suppliers.

Robert Horne Group markets a wide range of paper, boards and plastic substrates. A typical customer order ranges from a few reams of copier paper to jumbo sheets of thermoplastic. The company's central distribution centre, a 28,000 square metre facility that handles approximately 50,000 pallets, is located in Northampton, UK. Nine regional distribution centres are located across the UK, which in total store over 300,000 tons of stock per year.

"Our corporate goal is to maintain high levels of service in terms of stock, range, distribution, marketing and technical support," said Martin Stears, Group Purchasing Director, Robert Horne Group. "Logility is helping us plan more effectively, operate more efficiently and ultimately meet our primary goal of increasing customer satisfaction. The decision to upgrade to Logility Voyager Version 7.0 was a result of several factors, including meeting shifting business and industry needs; and capitalising on some of the capabilities offered in the new release such as performance management, which provides business activity monitoring and proactive alerts to give us real-time insight into our supply chain. Overall, upgrading to Version 7.0 was a Board decision supporting the recommendations from the Purchasing and IT Departments."

Robert Horne Group initially selected Logility Voyager Demand Planning, Inventory Planning and Replenishment Planning. The comprehensive demand management solution reconciles demand history, orders and other information to produce comprehensive overviews of demand by item, location, customer and/or group; and helps determine the best balance between desired customer service levels and inventory requirements. The initial system paid for itself in less than three months, delivering an immediate 15% reduction in stock costs, and a current total 30% reduction in stock costs. The company also uses Voyager Solutions to enable a team-based approach to forecasting-one that incorporates marketing, logistics and inventory management-to deliver improved service andproduct availability at a reduced supply chain cost.

"Increased competition in Robert Horne's industry makes it essential to forecast demand accurately and hold inventory in the right place," said Allan Dow, Logility executive vice president of sales and marketing. "Logility provides a flexible platform to manage stocks effectively, down to stock keeping unit (SKU) level, by location."

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