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JDA’s Latest Release Empowers Customers to Revolutionize Supply Chains

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ: JDA Software, a provider of computer software services and solutions, announces a plethora of enhancements with the release of its latest software, empowering customers to progress in an omni-channel, high-volume and competitive world. The new software is set to empower customers across the retail, manufacturing, wholesale distribution and third-party logistics (3PL) services.

The latest release is based on JDA’s key objectives and supply chain vision; to provide customers with profitable customer commerce, adaptable manufacturing, and intelligent fulfillment– end-to-end capabilities.

Profitable Customer Commerce

JDA aims to provide profitable customer commerce by connecting the digital customer and physical supply chain without any latency.

JDA provides a profitable omni-channel order sourcing, using actual store resource availability and costs through constraint-aware labor planning and forecast scheduling. It provides improved order fulfillment through store-level visibility into incoming replenishment inventory and transfer timing from the warehouse within IBM Commerce Order Management.

JDA eases long-range staff hiring and cross-training planning to have the right workforce with the right skills in the store at the right time. It also provides Enhanced mobility capabilities enabling retailers to provide employee transparency into, and increased control over, their schedules.

JDA offers improved store operations reporting for tighter coordination and faster decision-making, allowing operations, IT and system administration staff to develop and assign reports to various organizational roles. JDA also provides optimized selling space to support on-site collections and returns with the right assortment, the right layout and the right presentation addressing today’s omni-channel shopping environment.

Adaptable Manufacturing

JDA provides adaptable manufacturing by connecting customer demands to retailers, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers. This is done while optimizing physical inventory and other assets across the manufacturing supply chain.

JDA provides enhanced Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) to dramatically improve business planning and execution, connecting and sharing data with Salesforce, Outlook and PowerPoint; New in-memory workflows increasing planning agility across all manufacturing functions; Flexible what-if scenario analysis, including changes to static network structures across the supply chain; Total landed cost and margin aware scenario analysis for more profitable -decision-making.

JDA provides collaborative forecasting workflows leveraging the junction of enhanced in-memory computing and Excel to maximize user adoption; and Overall advances to JDA Enterprise Supply Chain Planning as the superset of JDA Supply Chain Planner, JDA Scenario Analyzer and JDA Master Planning solutions.

Intelligent Fulfillment

JDA’s Intelligent Fulfillment connects supply chain planning and execution processes across factories, warehouses, and stores. By leveraging JDA FLEX Technology – these capabilities provide greater levels of supply chain profitability by breaking down the barriers between operational silos.

JDA provides expanded intelligence via IBM Commerce Order Management integration that uniquely evaluates both scheduled store labor capacity and costs as well as inbound transit inventory to profitably source orders to meet customer demand; Real-time omni-channel inventory visibility across order, transportation and warehouse processes to enable organizations to improve order fill rates while minimizing inventory investment and decreasing transportation expenses; Seamless order prioritization across distribution, transportation and warehouse operations to deliver customer satisfaction, improved asset utilization and inventory reduction.

JDA also provides collaborative forecasting workflows leveraging the junction of enhanced in-memory computing and Excel spreadsheets to maximize user adoption; Multi-tier deployment driving increased inventory efficiency and profitability while increasing order fill rates; Transportation-specific capabilities including real-time driver dispatch optimization and visibility as well as SmartBench user interface extensibility.

“Today’s supply chains are more complex due to shrinking product lifecycles, market volatility, and thinning margins. This, combined with the culture of ‘me commerce’ where consumers demand a personalized, consistent and seamless experience across all channels, requires organizations to deliver a unified omni-channel experience that accommodates customers’ rapidly changing preferences on pricing, quality, delivery options and service levels, while also meeting the rising expectations around higher revenues, margins and operating income,” says Kelly Thomas, chief product officer, JDA. “These new enhancements enable our customers to create a more seamless supply chain which is becoming a strategic mandate for organizations to not only succeed but survive.”

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