Publix Eyes Supply Chain Improvements

Supermarket chain taps Manugistics solutions to optimize store-level replenishment

New York — January 26, 2004 — Publix Super Markets selected Manugistics' solutions for its supply chain management initiative, the solution provider has announced.

A well-known innovator in the industry, Publix includes a network of 801 stores in the southeastern United States. The company has consistently embraced technologies and change to improve its business processes.

According to Manugistics, Publix will be using the solutions, at least in part, to optimize store-level replenishment.

Sean Gibson, a vice president for Manugistics, noted that in today's competitive economic climate, retailers — and grocers in particular — face the critical need to reduce costs while continuously improving customer service and loyalty. Meanwhile, these companies must also contend with leaner technology budgets and requirements for faster payback times on IT investments."

"We believe our solutions provide a significant competitive advantage for our grocery retail clients by eliminating costs from the supply chain and improving overall efficiencies," Gibson said.

Publix is owned and operated by its 119,500 employees, with 2002 sales of $15.9 billion.