6/21/05

Cabela`s Deploys LogicTools Suite to Evaluate Retail Supply Chain Strategies

Paul Demery , Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce

Software delivers flexible functionality to aid in product optimization

CHICAGO--June 21, 2005--LogicTools, a leading developer of supply chain planning solutions, announced today that Cabela`s Inc., the nation`s largest direct marketer, and a leading specialty retailer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise has deployed the entire LogicTools solution suite.

LogicTools` integrated suite provides solutions that optimize the supply chain by considering the entire network, taking into account production, warehousing, transportation and inventory costs, as well as service level requirements. The suite includes LogicNet Plus(R) for network design, Inventory Analyst(TM) for strategic inventory positioning and optimization and LogicChain(R) for multi-site production sourcing.

"Cabela`s goal is to deliver the best service to our retail store and direct channel customers, while reducing total supply costs," says Nick Wilson, Cabela`s Vice President of Distribution and Fulfillment. "We hope to reduce stock-outs and optimize efficient inventory flow to our retail stores. With LogicTools` supply chain planning suite we have the flexibility to easily evaluate all aspects of our supply chain strategy, from evaluating warehouse location decisions and determining service territories to identifying optimal inventory positioning, managing seasonal capacity and comparing inventory strategies. Ultimately, this means more of the right product on store shelves when our customers reach for them."

Other retailers such as Walgreens and True Value have used LogicTools solutions to analyze distribution networks and evaluate capacity and expansion plans. "Most recently, retailers have used LogicTools` technology to optimize their logistics network and to position inventory effectively in their supply chain. In this case, our clients benefit from the ability to consider supply chain details including uncertainty and variability in demand and supply, to decide on where and how much inventory to keep at different locations," says Edith Simchi-Levi, LogicTools` VP of Operations.

About Cabela`s
Cabela`s Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is the nation`s largest direct marketer, and a leading specialty retailer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company`s founding in 1961, Cabela`s(R) has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the United States, and has long been recognized as the World`s Foremost Outfitter(R). Through Cabela`s well-established direct business and its growing number of destination retail stores, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela`s multi-channel retail model - catalog, Internet and destination retail stores - strategically positions the Company to meet its customers` ever-growing needs. Cabela`s also issues the Cabela`s Club(R) VISA credit card through which it offers a related customer loyalty rewards program as a vehicle for strengthening its customer relationships.

About LogicTools
LogicTools (www.logic-tools.com) a leading provider of supply chain planning solutions was founded in 1995 by David Simchi-Levi, Professor of engineering systems at MIT. LogicTools provides the expertise, software, services and support that enable comprehensive supply chain planning processes in a variety of industries. LogicTools` suite of supply chain planning solutions includes network design, inventory planning, and multi-site production sourcing. LogicTools is a long-time SAP Software Partner through its certified integration of LogicNet Plus(R) which is offered as an extension to the mySAP(TM) Supply Chain Management (mySAP SCM) solution and Inventory Analyst(TM), a multi-echelon inventory optimization solution which is Powered by SAP NetWeaver.

LogicTools` customers include General Motors, IBM, Kraft Foods, Ryder System, UPS, United States Postal Service, Welch`s, Yankee Candle and many others.

LogicTools
Aimee Ortiz, 888-265-4706
info@logic-tools.com

Topics:

inventory, LogicTools, SAP Business Suite, Service level, supply chain

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