Barilla Chooses Manugistics NetWORKS(TM) Solutions

World's Leading Pasta Manufacturer Using

Solutions to Optimize Supply Chain Collaborative Network



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Manugistics Group, Inc.

    ROCKVILLE, Md., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Manugistics Group, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: MANU), the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization(TM) (EPO) solutions -- the powerful combination of supply chain
 management and pricing and revenue optimization solutions -- for enterprises
 and eMarketplaces, today announced that The Barilla Group is using Manugistics
 NetWORKS(TM) solutions in Italy to optimize its supply chain collaborative
 network. Barilla aims to improve its inventory management, forecast accuracy
 and customer service.
     Barilla is already providing its major customers with a "Just in Time
 Distributivo(TM)" service for the management of replenishment orders at the
 distribution center level. Using Manugistics solutions, the company will be
 able to extend its collaboration with its sales force and customers -- sharing
 sales forecasts and promotions information and ensuring greater visibility
 along the entire logistics chain. Barilla intends to continue investing in
 such innovative solutions in order to improve collaboration with its
 customers; the company sees this as a winning approach for both manufacturers
 and distributors.
     "Barilla joins a growing list of companies within Italy and across Europe
 using Manugistics solutions to help increase revenue, decrease costs and
 improve customer service," said Jean-Claude Walravens, vice president, South
 West Europe, Manugistics. "Manugistics' European success is being driven by
 our deep, industry-specific focus, strong regional leadership, and proven
 ability to provide solutions that enable strong return on investment in a
 short period of time."
     The Web-based Manugistics solutions are designed to optimize demand and
 supply planning in real time throughout Barilla's complex network of
 distribution centers, depots, and neighborhood stores. Using proven
 optimization algorithms and model stock strategies, the solutions will help
 ensure that the consumers' choice of Barilla-brand items is automatically
 replenished and always available at the point of sale.
     Barilla selected Manugistics solutions following a competitive evaluation
 of several supply chain solution providers. The company found Manugistics
 solutions best able to work within Barilla's existing business processes, and
 expects the solutions will help consolidate and improve the competitive
 advantage Barilla has built using advanced collaborative tools.
 
     About The Barilla Group
     The Barilla Group -- Barilla, Mulino Bianco, Pavesi, Voiello, Wasa, Misko
 (Greece) Filiz (Turkey) brands, and GranMilano (Le Tre Marie and Panem)
 brands -- is the leading food group in Italy, and Barilla is the leading brand
 of pasta in Italy and worldwide. The Barilla Group encompasses 35 plants (27
 in Italy and 8 abroad) and 8,000 employees. Exports reach over a hundred
 countries.
 
     About Manugistics Group, Inc.
     Manugistics is the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization (EPO) solutions - the first solutions to simultaneously optimize
 a company's supply- and demand-side functions. Manugistics EPO and
 eMarketplace solutions help companies lower operating costs, enhance
 profitability and accelerate growth. The company's list of clients includes
 industry leaders such as 3Com, Amazon.com, Boeing, BP, Brown & Williamson,
 Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola Bottling, Compaq, DuPont, eConnections,
 Ford, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Hormel, Levi Strauss & Co., Marriott,
 Nestle, Texas Instruments, Timberland, Unilever, and United Airlines. For more
 information, go to http://www.manugistics.com .
 
     FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, CONTACT THE
 MANUGISTICS NEWSBUREAU HOTLINE AT 301-984-5330.
 
     This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
 and uncertainties that include, among others, anticipated losses,
 unpredictability of future revenues, potential fluctuations in quarterly
 operating results, competition, risks related to quarterly performance, risks
 of system interruption, management of potential growth, and risks of new
 business areas, international expansion, business combinations, and strategic
 alliances. A decreased demand for computer software due to weakening economic
 conditions, particularly in the United States economy, could result in
 decreased revenues or lower revenue growth rates.  More information about
 factors that potentially could affect Manugistics financial results is
 included in Manugistics filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
 including most recently the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration
 Statement No. 333-53918.
 
     Manugistics is a registered trademark, and the Manugistics logo, the
 phrase "Leveraged Intelligence," Enterprise Profit Optimization and NetWORKS
 are trademarks of Manugistics, Inc. All other product or company names
 mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Manugistics Group, Inc.
    ROCKVILLE, Md., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Manugistics Group, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: MANU), the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization(TM) (EPO) solutions -- the powerful combination of supply chain
 management and pricing and revenue optimization solutions -- for enterprises
 and eMarketplaces, today announced that The Barilla Group is using Manugistics
 NetWORKS(TM) solutions in Italy to optimize its supply chain collaborative
 network. Barilla aims to improve its inventory management, forecast accuracy
 and customer service.
     Barilla is already providing its major customers with a "Just in Time
 Distributivo(TM)" service for the management of replenishment orders at the
 distribution center level. Using Manugistics solutions, the company will be
 able to extend its collaboration with its sales force and customers -- sharing
 sales forecasts and promotions information and ensuring greater visibility
 along the entire logistics chain. Barilla intends to continue investing in
 such innovative solutions in order to improve collaboration with its
 customers; the company sees this as a winning approach for both manufacturers
 and distributors.
     "Barilla joins a growing list of companies within Italy and across Europe
 using Manugistics solutions to help increase revenue, decrease costs and
 improve customer service," said Jean-Claude Walravens, vice president, South
 West Europe, Manugistics. "Manugistics' European success is being driven by
 our deep, industry-specific focus, strong regional leadership, and proven
 ability to provide solutions that enable strong return on investment in a
 short period of time."
     The Web-based Manugistics solutions are designed to optimize demand and
 supply planning in real time throughout Barilla's complex network of
 distribution centers, depots, and neighborhood stores. Using proven
 optimization algorithms and model stock strategies, the solutions will help
 ensure that the consumers' choice of Barilla-brand items is automatically
 replenished and always available at the point of sale.
     Barilla selected Manugistics solutions following a competitive evaluation
 of several supply chain solution providers. The company found Manugistics
 solutions best able to work within Barilla's existing business processes, and
 expects the solutions will help consolidate and improve the competitive
 advantage Barilla has built using advanced collaborative tools.
 
     About The Barilla Group
     The Barilla Group -- Barilla, Mulino Bianco, Pavesi, Voiello, Wasa, Misko
 (Greece) Filiz (Turkey) brands, and GranMilano (Le Tre Marie and Panem)
 brands -- is the leading food group in Italy, and Barilla is the leading brand
 of pasta in Italy and worldwide. The Barilla Group encompasses 35 plants (27
 in Italy and 8 abroad) and 8,000 employees. Exports reach over a hundred
 countries.
 
     About Manugistics Group, Inc.
     Manugistics is the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization (EPO) solutions - the first solutions to simultaneously optimize
 a company's supply- and demand-side functions. Manugistics EPO and
 eMarketplace solutions help companies lower operating costs, enhance
 profitability and accelerate growth. The company's list of clients includes
 industry leaders such as 3Com, Amazon.com, Boeing, BP, Brown & Williamson,
 Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola Bottling, Compaq, DuPont, eConnections,
 Ford, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Hormel, Levi Strauss & Co., Marriott,
 Nestle, Texas Instruments, Timberland, Unilever, and United Airlines. For more
 information, go to http://www.manugistics.com .
 
     FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, CONTACT THE
 MANUGISTICS NEWSBUREAU HOTLINE AT 301-984-5330.
 
     This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
 and uncertainties that include, among others, anticipated losses,
 unpredictability of future revenues, potential fluctuations in quarterly
 operating results, competition, risks related to quarterly performance, risks
 of system interruption, management of potential growth, and risks of new
 business areas, international expansion, business combinations, and strategic
 alliances. A decreased demand for computer software due to weakening economic
 conditions, particularly in the United States economy, could result in
 decreased revenues or lower revenue growth rates.  More information about
 factors that potentially could affect Manugistics financial results is
 included in Manugistics filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
 including most recently the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration
 Statement No. 333-53918.
 
     Manugistics is a registered trademark, and the Manugistics logo, the
 phrase "Leveraged Intelligence," Enterprise Profit Optimization and NetWORKS
 are trademarks of Manugistics, Inc. All other product or company names
 mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Manugistics Group, Inc.