Delco Remy Aims to Boost Aftermarket Supply Chain

Deploys planning software from Logility to support CPFR initiatives, sourcing of replacement parts

Deploys planning software from Logility to support CPFR initiatives, sourcing of replacement parts

Atlanta — March 4, 2004 — Auto industry supplier Delco Remy International is set to use a solution from Logility in a bid to improve inventory management and operational efficiencies across its electrical aftermarket business.

Delco Remy, headquartered in Anderson, Ind., is a leading manufacturer and remanufacturer of electrical, drivetrain/powertrain and related products and core exchange service for automobiles and trucks, as well as industrial applications.

The company will use Logility's Voyager solutions to better manage its supply chain, including enhancing forecast accuracy and customer service levels, as well as optimizing inventory across its global manufacturing and distribution network.

Logility said its service parts management solution provides global supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; supply and sourcing optimization; transportation planning and execution; and warehouse management in one Internet-based collaborative framework.

"We have selected Logility as a fully integrated supply chain solution to support our collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) and category management initiatives," said Carl Flatley, director of supply chain and inventory management for Delco Remy's Electrical Aftermarket unit. "The Logility suite will enable us to take collaborative supply chain management to the next level."

Delco Remy plans to complete implementation within six months.

"Logility is very experienced at helping service parts companies gain visibility of future customer demand, manage time-phased inventory and replenishment requirements, and optimize distribution and inventory deployment to cost effectively service their customers," said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO of Logility. "We are eager to help Delco Remy with its supply chain improvement initiatives."

Delco Remy was formed in 1994 as a partial divestiture by General Motors of the former Delco Remy division, which traces its roots to Remy Electric, founded in 1896.

For more information on solutions for the service and support chain, see the articles "In the Field and All Grown Up," the Net Best Thing column in the June/July 2002 issue of iSource Business, and "Time to Prove It," the Net Best Thing column in the April/May 2003 issue of iSource Business.