Katun Steamlines Sales, Operations Planning

Taps Logility tp present a consolidated view of supply chain information

Atlanta — November 3, 2003 — Katun Corp., an alternative supplier of imaging supplies, said today it has implemented Logility Voyager Solutions on time and on budget to streamline sales and operations planning collaboratively between corporate sales, finance, distribution and marketing throughout the company.

Katun serves the business equipment industry. Since 1979, Katun has been the first choice of office equipment dealers and distributors who recognize the increased competitiveness and profits available by using original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-alternative parts and supplies, yet also insist on maximum product quality and dependability.

Katun said it recognized the opportunity to achieve increased supply chain efficiencies through internal collaboration and deliver superior supplies and service to its customers. Katun chose Logility Voyager Collaborate software to support a collaborative sales and operations planning (S&OP) process that includes participation from sales, finance, manufacturing, distribution and marketing.

According to Logility, Voyager Collaborate presents a consolidated view of supply chain information such as forecasted sales, customer orders, inventory, shipments, backorders and operating budgets. With the Logility solution, Katun said it could anticipate and respond proactively to changing business conditions. The company had already successfully implemented other Logility Voyager Solutions for demand management, inventory planning and replenishment planning.

"We improved our forecasting accuracy and reduced our inventory investment significantly with Logility, and felt we could further streamline and accelerate our internal sales and operation planning process through collaboration to achieve a one-number plan for use throughout the company," said Ed Streeter, senior vice president, global supply chain for Katun Corp. "With Voyager Collaborate, we can now better synchronize our demand forecasts with manufacturing and marketing initiatives, further improving efficiencies throughout our supply chain."

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