MAXAIR Systems Chooses Demand Management as Its Supply Chain Planning Platform

Leading Air Purifying Respirator Manufacturer Increases Production to Four to Six Times Usual Levels During COVID-19 Pandemic

ST. LOUIS (June 25, 2020) – Demand Management, Inc., a leading global resource for cloud-based digital supply chain management solutions, announced today that MAXAIR Systems, a recognized leader in providing powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) for various environments, has chosen Demand Solutions® as its new supply chain planning platform.

MAXAIR Systems provides creative solutions to meet needs wherever personal respiratory and contact concerns demand the highest quality of safety and comfort to the user. When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the company’s sales of MAXAIR® PAPRs to increase to four or six times their usual levels, MAXAIR Systems needed a way to ensure it could manage its supply chain effectively so that it could produce enough MAXAIR CAPR units to meet the exploding demand. The company reached out to Demand Management for a solution. 

"What we needed most was a way to allocate our inventory and supplies based on rules, rather than best estimates," said Jacob Herbert, COO and Legal Counsel, MAXAIR Systems. "Our forecasting process couldn’t prevent bottlenecks. We would often find ourselves ready to ship MAXAIR CAPR units—only to have to halt the process because a key part was on backorder from a supplier."  

Just three weeks after Herbert first called Demand Management, MAXAIR Systems went live on Demand Solutions Requirements Planning and Demand Solutions Deploy. The company has used the platform to prioritize production so that it can meet the needs of the markets hardest hit by COVID-19 while still offering good levels of service to other markets. 

"MAXAIR Systems is a forward-thinking company that didn’t back down from the responsibility of providing urgently needed supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Bill Harrison, president of Demand Management. "Rather than letting their previous systems and processes hold them back, they took the pandemic as a challenge to improve everything they do—and found ways to help save lives. We are honored to partner with a company that embraces opportunities and look forward to helping them tackle their future production challenges."

About Demand Management, Inc.

Demand Management, Inc. (DMI) is the leading global provider of the Demand Solutions® 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 supply chain planning solution offers capabilities for demand optimization, inventory optimization, supply optimization, retail optimization, quality & compliance, product lifecycle management, sourcing management, sales & operations planning, integrated business planning,  advanced analytics and supply chain data management.

DMI 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 84 countries includes Siemens Healthcare, AutomationDirect.com, and Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation. DMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Logility, Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). 

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’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.

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