Logility Improves Allocation, Planning Solutions With MID Retail Acquisition

6/2/2014
Logility, Inc., a supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, acquired privately-held MID Retail, Inc., an Indianapolis-based provider of retail allocation and merchandise planning solutions.

MID Retail's technology helps retailers synchronize merchandise financial plans with customer demand at each retail location to boost in-stock performance, profitably grow their businesses, allocate merchandise, and deliver higher product availability and customer service. MID Retail's products will be integrated into the Logility Voyager Solutions™ suite and rebranded under Voyager Retail Optimization. Like other components in Logility Voyager Solutions suite, Voyager Retail Optimization can be deployed as a stand-alone solution or as a part of a broader supply chain initiative.

The retail industry faces several challenges including the accelerating pace of new product introductions, the need to deliver a consistent Omni-Channel customer experience, and increasing pricing and service pressures from aggressive competitors. To succeed and stay ahead of the competition, retailers require a comprehensive supply chain solution that can optimize their operations from sourcing through manufacturing to store and customer delivery.

"With this acquisition, Logility Voyager Solutions delivers the holistic supply chain solution retail companies need to compete in today's complex marketplace," stated Mike Edenfield, Logility president and CEO. "MID Retail's innovative retail planning and allocation solutions complement the Logility Voyager Solutions suite. The combination provides a robust, comprehensive supply chain solution that helps retailers, brand owners, wholesale distributors, and manufacturers intelligently grow their businesses, increase customer service levels and reduce working capital."

The addition of MID Retail further strengthens Logility Voyager Solutions as a comprehensive supply chain planning solution marketed to Fortune 500, large and midsize companies in the retail, wholesale distribution and manufacturing industries. Some of the unique assets that Logility acquires through this transaction include:
  • Technology: MID Retail's award-winning retail allocation and merchandise planning solutions intelligently harmonize merchandise financial plans with customer demand at each retail location. The allocation capabilities ensure product availability and improve customer satisfaction while efficiently managing inventory positions by strategically placing inventory into the proper channel or location to best serve customer demand.
    The inclusion of MID Retail's solutions will expand Logility's innovative supply chain suite to drive additional value for retail, wholesale distribution and manufacturing customers to improve operational performance and deliver a comprehensive Omni-Channel customer experience. Logility Voyager Solutions now offers the complete breadth of retail supply chain planning from strategic planning and optimization right down to daily execution, and retail store-level replenishment and allocation with an end-to-end synchronized process.
  • Organization: The MID Retail support, development, implementation, training, and sales team will join Logility's global organization and will continue to focus on providing industry-leading retail expertise to Logility customers.
  • Customer Base: MID Retail has helped transform retail planning for respected industry leaders including Abercrombie & Fitch, Anna's Linens, Big Lots!, Bon-Ton, Finish Line, Orvis, Tuesday Morning, Urban Outfitters, and Wet Seal. MID Retail customers will benefit from increased research and development investment and the exceptional customer service Logility is known for providing.
View Partners Capital LLC acted as the exclusive financial advisor for MID Retail on this transaction.

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