Atlanta—Sept. 5, 2014—Logility Inc., a supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, announced the general availability of Logility Voyager Solutions V8.5. The release features flexible deployment options, including software as a service (SaaS), hosted and on premise; advanced scalability to support broad product portfolios and multi-enterprise global supply chain complexity; and solution-wide supply chain analytics that visualize critical data and compare multiple planning scenarios for faster and better informed decision-making.
“In reality, Clement Pappas operates many supply chains that are tightly synchronized to our retail customer’s business requirements, which include unique product formulations, innovative packaging and promotional activity. Generating an accurate demand plan that allows us to efficiently and effectively optimize our supply, manufacturing and distribution processes is imperative to our success and long-term growth,” said Craig Ablin, vice president of supply chain, Clement Pappas.
“Logility Voyager Solutions provided the foundation for our demand-driven efforts at Clement Pappas for a number of years. Since our initial implementation, we reduced our forecast error by 25 percent, decreased finished product inventory 10 percent and optimized our production planning to boost throughput up to 30 percent. We are excited to take advantage of the new capabilities in Voyager Solutions V8.5 to leverage the supply chain analytics, and accelerate our supply chain planning as we more efficiently launch new products, plan promotions and quickly model multiple scenarios.”
“To improve the velocity and confidence of executive decision-making, companies need quick insight into complex supply chain trade-offs at moments of market risk and opportunity,” said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO of Logility. “Logility Voyager Solutions V8.5 will help supply chain organizations rapidly model, visualize and compare multiple business scenarios, accelerating their planning cycles, enabling on-demand sales and operations planning (S&OP) and empowering them to drive more value.”
According to Supply Chain Insights’ report, Voice of the Supply Chain Leader 2014, access to the right data and to actionable analytics were highlighted as two of the top supply chain pain points facing companies today. Logility Voyager Solutions V8.5 delivers the right information to the right people whenever and wherever they need it. Providing access and visibility to data across the enterprise and beyond the four walls, Voyager V8.5 includes more alerts, role-based actionable insights, key performance indicators, comparative scenario analysis, and integration with partner and supplier information. Priority-directed workflows and enhanced visualization bring new insights and efficiencies to supply chain professionals, who can now engage and strategically allocate resources where they can add the most value. With access to rapid scenario planning and visual assessment capabilities, supply chain organizations are able to understand the impact of multiple trade-offs on business goals and objectives.
Advanced Scalability to Handle Growing Supply Chains
The complexity of today’s multi-enterprise supply chains demands that a supply chain solution establishes a flexible platform to handle large numbers of items, categories, network nodes, product attributes, forecasting profiles, demand hierarchies, supply options, inventory policies and much more. With runtime reductions of up to 80 percent, Voyager Solutions V8.5 builds on Logility’s robust scalable solutions to accelerate optimized supply planning cycles to meet the needs of organizations that must sense and respond to changes in demand and supply across the complexity of global supply chain networks.
Logility Voyager Solutions V8.5 is available anywhere, anytime for the “always on” supply chain. Users can access the full Voyager Solutions suite on tablet and desktop platforms. The added support in V8.5 allows users, at a moment’s notice, to log in and take charge of their supply chain without thinking about their device or returning to the office.
Logility Voyager Solutions offers companies a choice in deployment models to best fit their current needs and the flexibility to change as their business priorities evolve. Customers can leverage Logility Voyager Solutions via SaaS, a subscription-based service managed and maintained by Logility; hosted, which combines Logility’s managed services expertise with a dedicated customer-owned hardware platform in our hosting center; or on premise.
Logility Voyager Solutions V8.5 delivers the full supply chain suite on an architecture built for the cloud. This changes the economics and prioritization of supply chain improvement initiatives by breaking down the barriers of resources and cost, scale flexibility and speed to deployment.
“Logility Cloud Services allows our customers to select the deployment model that best matches their organizational needs; offloading implementation and support, and helping move the supply chain up in priority,” Edenfield said. “Voyager V8.5 delivers the complete Voyager Solutions suite in the cloud, allowing companies to achieve tangible benefits in record time.”