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Innovator in Hose Couplings Turns to Logility to Enhance Visibility
and Foster Collaboration across Highly Complex Global Operations

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#supplychainlt;/agt;–Logility, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative supply chain
optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, today announced
Dixon Valve and Coupling Company, LLC (“Dixon”), a leading innovator in
the hose coupling industry, has implemented Logility Voyager Solutions™
to support the company’s sales
and operations planning (S&OP)
process, balance service levels
and cost across its highly complex product portfolio, and increase
internal and external collaboration.

Founded in 1916, Dixon manufactures and markets innovative solutions
across many industries including petroleum exploration, refining and
transportation; chemical processing; food and beverage; steel; fire
protection; construction and mining; and manufacturing. Each of these
markets has its own set of unique products, seasonal attributes and a
mix of slow moving, high cost inventory. To manage this highly complex
supply chain, Dixon deployed Logility Voyager Solutions as an advanced
supply chain platform to help develop more accurate forecasts that drive
downstream activity, boost profitability, increase customer satisfaction
and synchronize supply chain partners.

“Our goal at Dixon is to manufacture and deliver the highest quality
products when and where our customers need them,” said Tom Parr, Dixon’s
vice president of operations. “Many of our products can have highly
intermittent demand and high costs which means we need to develop a very
accurate forecast to understand how much of each product to produce and
where to position that inventory so it is available to our customers
quickly without the need for expedited shipping. After an extensive
evaluation of the market, we have implemented Logility Voyager Solutions
to help us increase collaboration, improve forecast accuracy and achieve
higher service levels.”

With Logility Voyager Solutions in place, Dixon is able to develop a
more robust S&OP process to foster collaboration and ensure the company
operates towards a single plan. Greater collaboration helps the business
reduce the inherent risk associated with the longer lead times its
suppliers require, especially for products that are seasonal or unique
to a given industry or geography. The advanced supply chain platform
from Logility helps Dixon increase forecast accuracy and service levels
while driving down both inventory and transportation costs.

“Dixon has a strong history of delivering innovation and quality to its
customers around the world,” said Allan Dow, president, Logility.
“Logility Voyager Solutions is an advanced supply chain platform to help
drive greater accuracy and speed in highly complex environments. We are
excited to help Dixon achieve greater visibility, synchronize demand and
supply, and improve its leverage of inventory investments and

About Logility

Accelerating the digital supply chain from product concept to customer
delivery, Logility helps companies seize new opportunities, sense and
respond to changing market dynamics and more profitably manage their
complex global businesses. Logility Voyager Solutions™ leverage 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 Software-as-a-Service (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; and retail merchandise planning, assortment and
allocation. Logility customers include Big Lots, Fender Musical
Instruments, Husqvarna Group, Parker Hannifin, Verizon Wireless, and VF
Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software,
Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA), named one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in
America by Forbes. To learn how Logility can help you make smarter
decisions faster, visit

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subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
anticipated by statements made herein. These factors include, but are
not limited to, continuing U.S. and global economic uncertainty, the
timing and degree of business recovery, unpredictability and the
irregular pattern of future revenues, dependence on particular market
segments or customers, competitive pressures, delays, product liability
and warranty claims and other risks associated with new product
development, undetected software errors, market acceptance of Logility’s
products, technological complexity, the challenges and risks associated
with integration of acquired product lines, companies and services, as
well as a number of other risk factors that could affect the Company’s
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American Software could experience as well as other information, please
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For more information, contact: Vincent C.
Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc., (404)
264-5477 or fax: (404) 237-8868.

Logility® is a registered trademark and Logility Voyager Solutions™
is a trademark of Logility, Inc. Other products mentioned in this
document are registered, trademarked or service marked by their
respective owners.


Justin Siefert
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