Logility, Inc | August 18, 2022
Logility, Inc., a leader in supply chain innovation powering the sustainable and resilient enterprise, announced its recognition as one of SupplyChainBrain’s 2022 100 Great Supply Chain Partners. The company was recognized for its work with iNova Pharmaceuticals, a distributor of prescription medicines and healthcare products, to transform its data management, demand and supply planning, replenishment planning and analytics framework.Our business is complex. In addition to widely dispersed geographies, our planning processes have to reflect and synthesize different market dynamics,” said Rowan Seccombe, Sales and Operations Planning Manager, iNova. “We benefited greatly from the industry expertise at Logility and from their local implementation partner Demand Management Systems. The platform approach was also a tremendous asset.”
To achieve its growth goals, iNova needed to unify and synchronize its strategy for supply and demand planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), and inventory management. Logility’s deep industry expertise and the comprehensive Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform enabled consistency in planning and reporting across all regions. This collaboration has reduced “misfires” and enhanced communication and decision-making across the entire enterprise.
Our implementation consultants constantly challenged us to justify and reconsider current processes and the implementation went quickly,” said Seccombe. “The flexible and configurable design of the Logility platform has greatly reduced our reliance on legacy systems and has established a trustworthy source of truth.
Manual entry and spreadsheet-based planning are a hindrance to expansion in today’s competitive marketplace. Fast-growing companies like iNova understand that to compete, you need future-proof and flexible technology underpinning your operations,” said Allan Dow, president, Logility. “Working together, we were able to improve iNova’s forecast accuracy by 50%, automate nearly half of its PO creation and significantly improve safety stock modelling. It’s been a rewarding process to see what the right solutions have enabled their team to accomplish.
“For twenty years running, SupplyChainBrain has published our much-anticipated list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners — a select group of companies whose customers recognize them for providing outstanding solutions and services,This year’s field of nominees was highly competitive and excellent overall, coming from all sectors of supply chain management. Logility should be proud to be named amongst the 100 Great!”
-Brad Berger, publisher, SupplyChainBrain
Logility will appear in the 2022 August issue of SupplyChainBrain magazine and on SupplyChainBrain.com as an honored member of this year’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners. To view the comprehensive list of winners, please click here.
SupplyChainBrain, today’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year-round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of the world’s most influential supply chain executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies the latest news, emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions - and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.
Accelerating the digital sustainable supply chain, Logility helps companies seize new opportunities, sense and respond to changing market dynamics and more profitably manage their complex global businesses. The Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform leverages an innovative blend of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to automate planning, accelerate cycle times, increase precision, improve operating performance, break down business silos and deliver greater visibility. Logility’s SaaS-based platform transforms sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) processes; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; global sourcing; quality and compliance management; product life cycle management; supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; retail merchandise planning, assortment and allocation. Logility customers include Big Lots, Husqvarna Group, Parker Hannifin, Sonoco Products and Red Wing Shoe Company. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). To learn how Logility can help you make smarter decisions faster, visit www.logility.com.
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Rockwell Automation | August 16, 2022
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, finds that digital transformation, sustainability initiatives, and customer experience (CX) improvements are among the top priorities driving the development of new corporate supply chain strategies, according to a new study conducted by Forrester Consulting.
The study, Increase Brand Loyalty and Generate ROI with Improved Traceability, was commissioned by Rockwell Automation to understand the degree to which environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments, external regulatory demands, and brand reputation drive private-sector interest in supply chain traceability solutions.
According to the survey, Asia-Pacific companies (62%) are most focused on the digital transformation of their supply chain, and 59% said their company wants to implement or improve sustainability initiatives.
While compliance remains a key driver of new investments in supply chain management, demands related to sustainability and customer experience have propelled these strategic shifts. In fact, 57% of supply chain decision makers have already implemented or are expanding initiatives that will reduce waste within their supply chain.
Forrester Consulting's research on behalf of Rockwell Automation is based on a January 2022 survey of 307 global supply chain decision makers about their use of or interest in traceability and serialization solutions to optimize their supply chain. To download a copy of the full report, click here.
"While companies are already seeing some success from serialization initiatives, those that invest in more comprehensive traceability solutions often see improved data ownership, cost savings from reduced counterfeiting and grey market diversion, and higher customer satisfaction,"
-Christine Akselsen, CEO of Kezzler.
Rockwell Automation's supply chain capabilities combined with Kezzler's cloud-based traceability technologies help customers connect suppliers, manufacturing, logistics, and consumers into one real-time traceability platform. Rockwell and Kezzler have already created traceability solutions for customers like FrieslandCampina, one of the world's largest dairy companies.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 25,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing the Connected Enterprise® to life across industrial enterprises, visit www.rockwellautomation.com
Kinaxis Inc. | August 09, 2022
Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, has been selected by NI to undergo a digital supply chain transformation, gaining end-to-end visibility and laying the foundation for continued business growth.NI, headquartered in Austin, Texas, has developed automated test and automated measurement systems for more than 40 years. By leveraging the Kinaxis RapidResponse® platform and concurrent planning technique, NI will enhance the company’s supply chain planning process and supporting technologies, resulting in a more flexible, agile, and resilient supply chain.
“A critical component of the NI growth strategy is targeting segments with powerful growth drivers, including electric and autonomous vehicles, wireless communication, and new space technology. Our highly differentiated technologies and offerings enable our customers to constantly evolve their testing systems to get to market faster, To ensure strong relationships with all of our customers, we are committed to modernizing our supply chain process for timely delivery. The unique capabilities offered by Kinaxis align with our priority to serve our customers with the speed and accuracy required. In return, our business will be more predictable and process efficient.”
-Adam Rutkovszky, Director of Supply Chain Transformation, NI
With Kinaxis, NI will have complete transparency across its supply chain and the ability to balance all aspects of the demand and supply plans instantly and continuously, taking into consideration material restrictions, geographical standards, and market volatility. When changes inevitably occur, the company will be able to run multiple scenarios, simultaneously, removing planner guesswork.
“Global supply chains are complex, and part of our people matter here approach aims to remove repetitive tasks and empower supply chain planners to be better equipped to handle disruption and make impactful business decisions We are thrilled to work with NI and support its supply chain, helping them to continue to innovate and provide solutions to their customers.”
-John Sicard, Kinaxis CEO
About Kinaxis Inc.
Everyday volatility and uncertainty demand quick action. Kinaxis® delivers the agility to make fast, confident decisions across integrated business planning and the digital supply chain. People can plan better, live better and change the world. Trusted by innovative brands, we combine human intelligence with AI and concurrent planning to help companies plan for any future, monitor risks and opportunities and respond at the pace of change. Powered by an extensible, cloud-based platform, Kinaxis delivers industry-proven applications so everyone can know sooner, act faster and remove waste. For more Kinaxis news, visit Kinaxis.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.