Innovator in Hose Couplings Turns to Logility to Enhance Visibility and Foster Collaboration across Highly Complex Global Operations
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 production.”
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. (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 www.logility.com.
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