Harley-Davidson Announces "Go-Live" Supplier Relationship Management SolutionSAN DIEGO, Calif.--May 7, 2002--Today at enVISION2002, Manugistics Group, Inc. , the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit Optimization(TM) (EPO) solutions that help companies enhance margins by lowering costs and improving revenues across their supply-demand networks, announced that Harley-Davidson, Inc. continues to expand its use of Manugistics Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) solutions as the foundation for the Harley-Davidson Supplier Network.
By doing business with suppliers in a collaborative, Web-based environment, Harley-Davidson expects to better manage its entire inbound flow of materials. Harley-Davidson is targeting its Original Equipment (OE) and Maintenance, Repair, Operating (MRO) suppliers to join the company's Manugistics-powered Supplier Network.
"Nearly four years were spent building trust with key stakeholders, defining processes and developing our organization before technology implementation for the Supplier Network even began," said Dave Cotteleer, Manager - Planning & Control for Materials Management at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. "We turned to Manugistics for SRM solutions to further a collaborative approach that continues to unite our supply base and allows both Harley-Davidson and our suppliers to plan and invest confidently in the future."
"We greatly value the trust and faith that Harley-Davidson has placed in Manugistics to help them support such a strategic, enterprise-wide supplier initiative," said John White, Manugistics' group vice president of supplier relationship management. "Manugistics, with one of the largest installed client bases of SRM implementations in the world, continues to help innovators like Harley-Davidson improve the activities required to collaborate more effectively with key suppliers."
Now into its 99th year of operation, Harley-Davidson continues to innovate. The company recently announced record revenue and earnings for its first quarter ended March 31, 2002, increasing its revenue 19.4 percent to $927.8 million from the same quarter a year ago. The company was recently named Forbes magazine's Company of the Year and also one of the 400 Best Big Companies. In addition, the Manugistics powered Harley-Davidson Supplier Network was profiled in a cover story for Forbes' September 2001 Best of the Web issue. Manugistics was profiled in that same issue as one of the most promising companies in Web commerce.
About Harley-Davidson, Inc.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company for the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Buell Motorcycle Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and offers a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories, apparel and general merchandise. Buell Motorcycle Company produces sport and sport-touring motorcycles. Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. provides wholesale and retail financing and insurance programs to Harley-Davidson dealers and customers.
About Manugistics Group, Inc.
Manugistics helps companies lower operating costs, improve customer service, enhance profitability, and accelerate growth by optimizing the supply-demand network from design and procurement through pricing and delivery. The company provides comprehensive solutions for pricing and revenue optimization, service and parts management, supplier relationship management, and supply chain management. Its clients include industry leaders such as 3Com, Amazon.com, Boeing, BP, Brown & Williamson, Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola Bottling, Compaq, DuPont, eConnections, Fairchild Semiconductor, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Hormel, Levi Strauss & Co., Marriott, Nestle, Staples, Texas Instruments, Unilever, and United Airlines. For more information, go to www.manugistics.com.
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