Hershey Foods and Manugistics Announce Latest Success in Stock Rebalancing

Hershey Foods Corporation Reduces Need for Outside Storage,

Trims Losses From Out of Date Products



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Manugistics Group, Inc.

    ROCKVILLE, Md. and HERSHEY, Pa., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Manugistics
 Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MANU), the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization(TM) (EPO) solutions, and Hershey Foods Corporation (NYSE:   HSY),
 the nation's leading domestic producer of chocolate and non-chocolate
 confectionery products, today announced that Hershey Foods is experiencing
 substantial benefits using Manugistics NetWORKS(TM) solutions to dynamically
 rebalance stock across the company's multi-facility East Coast distribution
 complex.
     Implemented by Manugistics global consulting services and the Hershey
 Foods material control team, the solution enables improved "circular sourcing"
 relationships. Stock imbalances within the distribution complex resulting from
 a surplus in one building and a shortage in another can now be automatically
 detected and resolved. The aim is to reduce Hershey Foods' need for outside
 storage, and to cut losses due to products that exceed their expiration dates.
     "We have worked successfully with Manugistics in the past to improve our
 supply chain planning and execution," said Bo Smith, Director of Material
 Control, Hershey Foods. "When unforeseeable stock imbalances started to creep
 into our multi-facility distribution complex, we turned to the Manugistics
 global consulting services team, which worked with us to install the right
 solution."
     Added Smith, "We are already realizing rapid return on investment. The
 Manugistics solution allows us to postpone production through re-balancing and
 should deliver a significant reduction in our distressed products expenses in
 the first year. The solution should also reduce our requirements for outside,
 or surge storage. We expect to realize a return on our investment in a matter
 of weeks."
     Over the last four years, Manugistics supply chain solutions have helped
 Hershey Foods optimize inventory and replenishment planning across its complex
 three-tier distribution network. Supported by sixteen manufacturing
 facilities, the company's East Coast multi-facility distribution complex
 serves as a "mixing bowl" for products prior to deployment to warehouse
 locations across North America.
     "For more than 20 years, Manugistics has been successfully implementing
 industry-specific solutions to meet our client's needs in an ever changing
 marketplace," said Phil Matthews, Manugistics group vice president of global
 consulting services. "Our experience working with innovative clients like
 Hershey Foods, has helped produce several powerful inventory management
 solutions that can benefit our entire client base. Such successful long-term
 business relationships are invaluable, and we remain committed to helping
 Hershey Foods meet their long- and short-term business needs."
 
     About Hershey Foods Corporation
     Hershey Foods Corporation is the leading North American manufacturer of
 quality chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery and chocolate-related
 grocery products, and has a variety of international operations. Among
 Hershey's most popular products are: Reese's peanut butter cups, Kit Kat wafer
 bars, Hershey's milk chocolate and milk chocolate with almond bars, Hershey's
 Kisses chocolates, and Jolly Rancher candy, among others.
 
     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.
 
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    ROCKVILLE, Md. and HERSHEY, Pa., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Manugistics
 Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MANU), the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization(TM) (EPO) solutions, and Hershey Foods Corporation (NYSE:   HSY),
 the nation's leading domestic producer of chocolate and non-chocolate
 confectionery products, today announced that Hershey Foods is experiencing
 substantial benefits using Manugistics NetWORKS(TM) solutions to dynamically
 rebalance stock across the company's multi-facility East Coast distribution
 complex.
     Implemented by Manugistics global consulting services and the Hershey
 Foods material control team, the solution enables improved "circular sourcing"
 relationships. Stock imbalances within the distribution complex resulting from
 a surplus in one building and a shortage in another can now be automatically
 detected and resolved. The aim is to reduce Hershey Foods' need for outside
 storage, and to cut losses due to products that exceed their expiration dates.
     "We have worked successfully with Manugistics in the past to improve our
 supply chain planning and execution," said Bo Smith, Director of Material
 Control, Hershey Foods. "When unforeseeable stock imbalances started to creep
 into our multi-facility distribution complex, we turned to the Manugistics
 global consulting services team, which worked with us to install the right
 solution."
     Added Smith, "We are already realizing rapid return on investment. The
 Manugistics solution allows us to postpone production through re-balancing and
 should deliver a significant reduction in our distressed products expenses in
 the first year. The solution should also reduce our requirements for outside,
 or surge storage. We expect to realize a return on our investment in a matter
 of weeks."
     Over the last four years, Manugistics supply chain solutions have helped
 Hershey Foods optimize inventory and replenishment planning across its complex
 three-tier distribution network. Supported by sixteen manufacturing
 facilities, the company's East Coast multi-facility distribution complex
 serves as a "mixing bowl" for products prior to deployment to warehouse
 locations across North America.
     "For more than 20 years, Manugistics has been successfully implementing
 industry-specific solutions to meet our client's needs in an ever changing
 marketplace," said Phil Matthews, Manugistics group vice president of global
 consulting services. "Our experience working with innovative clients like
 Hershey Foods, has helped produce several powerful inventory management
 solutions that can benefit our entire client base. Such successful long-term
 business relationships are invaluable, and we remain committed to helping
 Hershey Foods meet their long- and short-term business needs."
 
     About Hershey Foods Corporation
     Hershey Foods Corporation is the leading North American manufacturer of
 quality chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery and chocolate-related
 grocery products, and has a variety of international operations. Among
 Hershey's most popular products are: Reese's peanut butter cups, Kit Kat wafer
 bars, Hershey's milk chocolate and milk chocolate with almond bars, Hershey's
 Kisses chocolates, and Jolly Rancher candy, among others.
 
     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.
 
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