Next Level Apparel® takes its demand and inventory planning to the next level with the Logility® digital supply chain platform

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Logility, Inc., a leader in supply chain innovation serving the sustainable and resilient business, today announced the addition of Next Level Apparel® (NLA) to its community of clients. One of the leading producers and wholesalers of premium virgin apparel in the United States, Next Level Apparel has implemented the Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform to modernize its demand and inventory planning processes.

Thanks to the Logility platform, Next Level Apparel can better:

  • Optimize its inventory and its production strategy to eliminate a surplus of supply and the additional costs linked to an oversupply,

  • Position the maximum sell-through,

  • Adapt to the very fluctuating purchasing behavior of consumers, and

  • Respond to spontaneous product demand and new market opportunities, which have been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Although we were an early adopter, our team has had great success with Logility. Their team of experts made our transition from legacy systems and manual processes to total digital supply chain management an easy experience,” said Paul Volkman, CIO at Next Level Apparel. “We expect efficiencies, no doubt, but also plan to gain efficiencies with our new digital approach to supply chain management.”

Prior to implementing the Logility platform in January, Next Level Apparel used a combination of Excel spreadsheets and a legacy proprietary ERP system to manage its supply chain. Now, Next Level Apparel uses Logility’s scheduling technology in conjunction with Microsoft Dynamics ERP. The integration between Logility and Microsoft Dynamics allows Next Level Apparel to synchronize activities, save time, accuracy and efficiency.

“The pandemic has illustrated the complexity of the supply chain and has shown organizations that the manual way of doing things must be replaced by digital solutions,” said Allan Dow, president of Logility. “Next Level Apparel knew that to grow, they needed to move to digital demand and inventory management. Upgrading its technology stack and processes helped the brand improve supply chain visibility and helped optimize inventory and stay on top of changing consumer demand.

About Level Up Clothing

Founded in 2003, Next Level Apparel is a design innovator, industry leader and premier supplier of premium blank apparel. NLA has put its stamp on the map as a blank apparel pioneer in the promotional products industry by answering the call to its customers’ need for a sublimation t-shirt. The company’s passion for exceptional craftsmanship catalyzed the development of more styles and ultimately formed the Next Level Apparel® brand – always putting the customer first; and in every way. The company’s tagline “Ready to Inspire™” is a commitment to finding new ways to make it easier for customers to keep their shelves stocked with carefully crafted, premium quality blank apparel that offers exceptional printability.

Next Level Apparel is powered by a purpose-driven lifestyle that embraces the preservation of our planet and tirelessly does its part to protect it. NLA is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by thinking about its choices, eliminating waste and creating quality garments that get better with time.

About Logility

Accelerating the sustainable digital supply chain, Logility helps companies seize new opportunities, detect and respond to changing market dynamics, and more cost-effectively manage their complex global businesses. The Logility® digital supply chain platform leverages an innovative blend of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to automate planning, accelerate cycle times, increase accuracy, improve operational performance, break commercial silos and provide greater visibility. Logility’s SaaS 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; optimization of supplies and stocks; manufacturing planning and scheduling; planning, assortment and distribution of retail merchandise. Logility customers include Big Lots, Husqvarna Group, Parker Hannifin, Sonoco Products and Red Wing Shoe Company. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). To learn how Logility can help you make smarter decisions faster, visit www.logility.com.

Forward-looking statements

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