Supply Chain Planning is a Sweet Success

Farley's & Sathers Candy Co. Inc. aims to formalize a sales and operations planning process

Atlanta May 16, 2005 — Farley's & Sathers Candy Co. Inc. has selected Logility Voyager Solutions as part of a corporate-wide initiative to improve forecast accuracy, optimize inventory investments and extend its production planning horizon for greater supply chain flexibility and efficiency.

The name-brand candy distributor said it purchased Logility Voyager Solutions to address demand, inventory, supply and manufacturing planning, and Voyager Collaborate for Internet-based communications.

The company, which manufactures such candies as Jujyfruits, Now and Later and Intense Fruit Chews, plans to use improved forecast data to optimize its production and distribution network, from material sourcing to finished goods distribution, to develop high-level capacity plans and to create highly efficient production schedules for its manufacturing teams.

"Logility Voyager Solutions will provide greater automation of our demand planning processes and provide the data necessary to improve inventory policies and optimize longer-term production schedules," said Duane Hurley, IS director of Farley's & Sathers. "Logility will also help us implement more effective [sales and operations planning (S&OP)] processes, create a one-number forecast and increase the level of collaboration between sales account executives, customers and suppliers."

Mike Edenfield, president and CEO of Logility, commented, "Farley's and Sathers is a great addition to the Logility family of customers, and we anticipate helping the company increase its ability to provide quality products and services faster and more efficiently throughout its distribution network."

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