JOHN GALT SOLUTIONS DEPLOYS NEW POINT OF SALE FORECASTING TO BOLSTER CONSUMER-DRIVEN SUPPLY CHAINS

CHICAGO – July 16, 2007 –John Galt Solutions, the leading provider of affordable planning solutions for the consumer-driven supply chain, today announced the immediate availability of its powerful new Point of Sale (POS) Forecasting module. Developed to help capture the constantly changing preferences of consumers, the POS Forecasting module helps increase accuracy by creating a forecast of consumer demand that can be compared to the forecast for channel demand supplied by retailers and wholesalers.

An innovative supply chain leader, Liberty Hardware has already benefited from deploying the new POS Forecasting capabilities. “We provide decorative and functional hardware and select home products to consumers through strategic distribution channels, said Rob McKee, Demand Planning Manager at Liberty Hardware. “By leveraging John Galt’s new POS Forecasting we can improve forecast accuracy and better satisfy the needs of our retail channel partners, as well as the end consumer.”

More than ever before, companies must be able to sense and respond to the dynamics of a consumer-driven supply chain. The new POS Forecasting module makes it easy to incorporate consumer buying patterns captured in point of sale data in the overall supply chain plan. The POS Forecasting module is part of John Galt’s Atlas Planning Suite, an affordable, easy to implement, demand planning and inventory management solution.

Along with Andrew Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, John Galt’s Kai Trepte will discuss POS Forecasting during a free educational webinar entitled “Winning on the Shelves: Improving Inventory Planning with Consumer-Based Forecasts” on Tuesday, July 17 at 2:00 EDT. During the webinar the speakers will explain how to improve supply chain performance by managing the gaps between what retailers sell and what consumers buy.

To learn more about the POS Forecasting capabilities, or to register for our upcoming webinar please visit www.JohnGalt.com.

About Liberty Hardware

Since 1942, Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Corporation has built its reputation by offering high quality decorative and functional hardware products at an exceptional value. The company offers its extensive line of hardware products through retail outlets and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) distribution channels across the United States.

About John Galt Solutions

John Galt Solutions helps increase forecast accuracy and optimize inventory levels in consumer-driven supply chains. With the ForecastX Wizard and the Atlas Planning Suite, we provide a wide range of affordable, easy to implement, supply chain planning solutions designed for growing mid-market companies. Over 5000 customers have benefited from our deep industry expertise and innovative technologies. Industry leaders such as Bayer Crop Science, DuPont, Fidelity Investments, Hasbro Games, Huhtamaki, Sealy, Syngenta Crop Protection, and The Container Store have improved their bottom line through increased revenues and inventory cost reductions. To learn more, please visitwww.JohnGalt.com or call 312.701.9026.

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