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Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, and Red Wing Shoe Company will present a case study in achieving S&OP (sales and operations planning) excellence at the annual APICS 2013 conference September 29 – October 1, 2013 in Orlando, FL. The session, “Shoe Manufacturer Steps Up to Improve S&OP” will take place Sunday, September 29 at 2:30 pm.

Stephanie Grothe, process improvement manager, Red Wing Shoe Company, will discuss the company’s journey from a spreadsheets-based supply chain to one driven by new technology and processes. As part of this transformation, Red Wing Shoe Company implemented a robust S&OP process. Ms. Grothe will discuss how this has led to forecasting improvements, better aligned inventory investments and helped synchronize its global suppliers. Attendees will learn how Red Wing Shoe Company drove change across people, process and technology to transform its supply chain.

A successful S&OP process has been called today's single most important factor for managing risk and maintaining profitability. Karin Bursa, vice president, Logility, will discuss how S&OP is changing the supply chain, the pitfalls companies may encounter and the key principles to ensure success. Ms. Bursa will present best practices learned from working with companies across the globe as they transform their supply chains into a competitive advantage.

For those unable to attend the conference in person, make sure to watch the on-demand webcast featuring Red Wing Shoe Company and Logility, “Are Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Forecast.” This educational webcast explores the perils of spreadsheets in the supply chain and how Red Wing Shoe Company was able to cast them aside and quickly realize significant benefits including increased visibility, improved forecast accuracy and a boost in confidence across their global operations. To watch the webcast, visit: http://bit.ly/175ephC.

Fast Facts

  • “Shoe Manufacturer Steps Up to Improve S&OP”
  • Stephanie Grothe, Red Wing Shoe Company, and Karin Bursa, vice president, Logility
  • Sunday, September 29 at 2:30 pm
  • APICS 2013 Conference, Orlando, Florida http://bit.ly/18P9Upx

About Logility Voyager Solutions™

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 management solution which features performance monitoring and analytics 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 optimization, transportation planning and management, and warehouse management.

About Logility

With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of collaborative, best-of-breed supply chain solutions that help small, medium, large and Fortune 1000 companies realize substantial bottom-line results in record time. Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete supply chain management solution that features a performance monitoring architecture and provides supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP); supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; transportation planning and management; and warehouse management. Logility customers include Fender Musical Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, Parker Hannifin, Sigma-Aldrich, Verizon Wireless, and VF Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). For more information about Logility, call 800-762-5207 USA or visit http://www.logility.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by statements made herein. These factors include, but are not limited to, continuing U.S. and global economic uncertainty, the timing and degree of business recovery, unpredictability and the irregular pattern of future revenues, dependence on particular market segments or customers, competitive pressures, delays, product liability and warranty claims and other risks associated with new product development, undetected software errors, market acceptance of Logility’s products, technological complexity, the challenges and risks associated with integration of acquired product lines, companies and services, as well as a number of other risk factors that could affect the Company’s future performance. For further information about risks the Company and American Software could experience as well as other information, please refer to American Software, Inc’s. current Form 10-K and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc., (404) 264-5477 or fax: (404) 237-8868.

Logility is a registered trademark and Logility Voyager Solutions is a trademark of Logility, Inc. Other products mentioned in this document are registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.

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