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Campbell Soup, Canadian Tire and L-3 Communications win client innovation awardsnews
Our Corporate Bureau
16 May 2005
Hyderabad: Manugistics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANU), among leading global providers of synchronized supply chain and revenue management solutions, has announced the winners of the company's first-ever Client Innovation Awards. The group has recognised Manugistics customers for excellence in supply chain innovation, realised return-on-investment (ROI) and execution, at its enVISION 2005 conference held from on May 1-4.

More than 1,000 attendees and 62 speakers including leading companies in retail, consumer goods, and travel and tourism and hospitality industries and government agencies, participated in the four day conference held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel.

The winners of the first annual Client Innovation Awards included:

Supply Chain Innovation: Canadian Tire was selected for its success in leveraging market intelligence and inventory data to gain a 26-week advance on forecasting its transportation needs.

Greatest Impact to a Company's Bottom Line: Campbell Soup Company was recognised for its strategic use of Manugistics products, which ultimately helped Campbell Soup reduce inventory, improve service and control costs.

Fastest Implementation of a Manugistics Solution: L-3 Communications was honored for a suite-wide implementation of Manugistics solutions in an unprecedented eight months.

Manugistics' client account managers and implementation consultants nominated the companies
"As businesses today rely more heavily on services and solutions to foster growth, they also realise the importance of how to best implement these services in order to maximise the value of their investments," said Manugistics senior vice president of global marketing and solution management Lori Mitchell-Keller.

"The winners of the Manugistics Client Innovation Awards embody such innovation and are recognized for their creative and results-oriented deployment of our technology to achieve paramount results," she said.

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani kicked-off the event on May 2 with a leadership-inspired keynote address on the principles of success despite the challenges of a dynamic marketplace. He championed how strength, depth, collaboration and synchronicity - all core Manugistics characteristics - fully embody the characteristics of leadership.

Additional speakers included executives from leading global corporations such as Limited Brands, Avon, The Scotts Company, Rohm and Haas Company and Campbell Soup, as well as international companies including Dixon's Group, Swire Beverages and Wickes Building Supplies. Each session demonstrated the event's theme of "One Step Ahead of Demand" by focusing on the value of implementing a synchronized supply chain.

"enVISION 2005 proved yet again to be a great success, delivering quality keynotes and break-out sessions that addressed the core pricing and supply chain challenges that delve deep within our customers' businesses," said Manugistics CEO Joe Cowan. "Our conference continues to evolve so that it remains the mainstay of educating our partners and customers and helping them stay one step ahead of demand, " he added.

Manugistics powers the synchronised supply chain. Clients depend on Manugistics to position them one step ahead of demand. The company's clients include industry leaders such as AT&T, BMW, Boeing, Caesars Entertainment, Canadian Tire, Cingular, Circuit City, Coca-Cola Bottling, Coty International, Delta Air Lines, DHL, Diageo, Dixons, DuPont, Eurostar Ltd., Georgia-Pacific, Great North Eastern Railway (GNER), Harley-Davidson, Harrah's Entertainment, H.J. Heinz, John Deere, LL Bean, Limited Brands, Kraft Foods, Marriott, McCormick, Nestle, Nissan, RadioShack, The Scotts Company, Sears, Sinotrans, Unilever and Wickes Building Supplies.

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Campbell Soup, Canadian Tire and L-3 Communications win client innovation awards