CompUSA Turns to Manugistics for Inventory Management

June 16, 2003
ROCKVILLE, Md. June 9, 2003 Manugistics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANU), the leading global provider of supply chain and demand chain optimization solutions,

ROCKVILLE, Md. — June 9, 2003 — Manugistics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANU), the leading global provider of supply chain and demand chain optimization solutions, today announced that CompUSA, Inc., Where America Buys Technology™, has selected Manugistics' Supply Chain Management Solutions for Store-Level Demand and Replenishment. By using real-time information to update requirements and dynamically reallocate inventory, CompUSA aims to deliver the right amount of an item to each store at the right time to drive sales and improve overall customer service.

CompUSA, with approximately 227 stores in 90 major metropolitan markets, is one of the largest technology retailers offering hardware, software, peripherals, support and service to retail, corporate, government and educational customers. CompUSA faces the common retail challenge of keeping high-demand products in stock and within inventory targets while reducing margin-eroding, end of cycle markdowns. Manugistics solutions help CompUSA to adaptively plan this demand and execute forecasting and replenishment strategies down to the store-level – helping enhance visibility for inventory allocation. CompUSA expects to drive margin improvement through more effective planning, reducing obsolete inventory, limiting markdowns and improving the overall inventory efficiency at the store level.

"CompUSA chose Manugistics because of its proven reputation for delivering results, commitment to existing clients and experience," said Harold Greenberg, vice president, Inventory Management and Logistics at CompUSA. "We look forward to a long partnership with Manugistics."

"Manugistics understands and is committed to helping leading retailers like CompUSA address their challenges," says Chris Verheuvel, Vice President Retail Solutions, Manugistics, Inc. "We are committed to helping CompUSA achieve their inventory management goals and improve their customer service levels which will ultimately help drive sales and profitability for the retailer."

Leading high-volume retailers like CompUSA can particularly benefit from the Manugistics 7 series' open architecture and groundbreaking benchmarks for scalability, which are proven to help reduce processing cycle times, minimize hardware costs and enable real time adaptive planning. Manugistics recently launched its latest upgrade, Manugistics 7.1, which is designed to continue to deliver deep, industry-specific functionality on architecture that can provide rapid implementation, interoperability with other IT assets, industry-leading scalability and lower total cost of ownership.

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