Andis Company Selects Demand Solutions DSX Forecast Management to Improve Forecast Accuracy 


Manufacturer of Hair Grooming Products Replaces Spreadsheets with a Robust Supply Chain Planning Solution 


ST. LOUIS (September 27, 2016) – Demand Management Inc., a leading global resource for cloud-based supply chain management solutions, announced today that Andis Company has purchased Demand Solutions DSX as its new supply chain planning solution. This leading provider of hair grooming products will use Demand Solutions DSX Forecast Management to improve the accuracy of its forecasts. 

Andis Company’s new Demand Solutions DSX platform will replace a homegrown forecasting system. Based on spreadsheets, this system had become increasingly frustrating for the company’s planners to use. 

“There’s only so much you can do to improve the accuracy of your forecasts on a homegrown, spreadsheet-based system,” says Marc Rohde, IT director, Andis Company. “As the total number of parts we needed to forecast increased, our spreadsheets became unwieldy to use.” 

Rohde and his team began looking for a supply chain planning solution that would be robust enough to handle several thousand SKUs, yet intuitive enough to allow a lean team of planners to manage exceptions on a day-to-day basis. They researched six solutions before seriously evaluating three—and ultimately choosing Demand Solutions.

“We sell a wide variety of hair grooming products for both humans and animals, and our market is worldwide,” says Rohde. “Many of our sales come from beauty supply stores, but we also do significant business in big-box stores. It takes a powerful supply chain planning solution to handle this complexity—and we’re completely confident that Demand Solutions DSX will be up to the task. We’re anticipating higher stock rates and more on-time deliveries to customers as a result of using this solution.”

Andis Company joins the ranks of the many companies that have chosen to run their businesses on Demand Solutions DSX platform. Although Andis Company has chosen an on-premises implementation, the platform can also be implemented in the cloud for companies that want to avoid an up-front investment in hardware and software licenses.

“We are delighted that Andis Company has chosen Demand Solutions DSX,” says Bill Harrison, president of Demand Management. “Andis Company began as a small, family-run company but has grown exponentially over the years. With Demand Solutions DSX, they now have the platform they need to sustain profitable growth for decades to come.”

About Demand Management, Inc.

Demand Management, Inc. is a leading global provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) supply chain planning software. These affordable, easy-to-use solutions for manufacturers and distributors are designed to increase forecast accuracy, improve customer service levels, and reduce overall inventory to maximize profits and lower costs. Designed to run on Azure, a cloud service from Microsoft, the Demand Solutions DSX supply chain planning solution offers functionality for demand planning, collaborative forecasting, inventory planningproduction planning and schedulingsales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP). Demand Management, Inc. has worked with supply chain professionals for over 30 years and has incorporated their best practices and real-world business requirements into its software. The company’s extensive customer base across 79 countries includes Siemens Healthcare, AutomationDirect.com, and Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation. Demand Management is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Logility, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software (NASDAQ: AMSWA), named one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. 

About Andis Company

 

Andis Company, a family held business founded in 1922, is a leading manufacturer of handheld tools to trim, cut, curl, straighten and dry hair. The company's products are purchased in more than 90 countries by barbers and salon professionals, consumers, hotels, motels, resorts, small animal groomers and large animal groomers and shearers. To find a local distributor, call 800-558-9441 or visit www.andis.com.


Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are 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 the Company’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 future performance. For further information about risks the Company and American Software could experience as well as other information, please refer to American Software, Inc’s current Form 10-K and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc., (404) 264-5477 or fax: (404) 237-8868.

Demand Management and Demand Solutions are registered trademarks of Demand Management Inc. Other products mentioned in this document are registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.

If you would like more information about this topic, please email mkirsch@demandsolutions.com

 

 

 

Questions?

For media inquiries, contact:
Marti Kirsch

mkirsch@demandsolutions.com
314-991-7123

Connect + Follow

Awards

















SCB 2013


Pros to Know 2013


IL 2013


Food Logistics 2012


2012 Supply and Demand Chain Executive 100


ML 100 2012


SCB 2012


IL 2012



Readers' Choice 2011


PM 100 2011