|[April 25, 2012]
JDA Software Announces Winners of the 2012 Real Results Awards
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®,
today announced winners of the 2012 Real Results Awards. Eight companies
that have achieved industry-leading results and transformational
benefits through deployment of JDA's innovative and proven solutions and
services will be honored at FOCUS
2012, JDA's 22nd annual global conference in Las Vegas,
April 29 - May 2.
JDA Real Results Award winners were selected from among JDA's more than
6,000 global customers and represent companies that have the best supply
chain success stories. Selected by a panel of JDA executives, the
following 2012 Real Results Award winners achieved measurable return on
investment, developed innovative approaches to supply chain processes
and collaborated beyond traditional supply chain boundaries.
"Congratulations to the 2012 Real Results Award winners," said Hamish
Brewer, president and chief executive officer, JDA Software. "We
continue to be impressed by the remarkable business transformations
demonstrated by our customers, and the real results they are driving for
their business and their customers. We salute this year's winners and
are proud they have chosen JDA's solutions and services to drive greater
value and efficiency within their businesses."
The 2012 Real Results Award winners are:
Canadian Tire Retail, one of Canada's most recognized and trusted
brands, has built an innovative, pioneering and enduring relationship
with JDA that has allowed it to fend off competition and establish
itself as the leading retail supply chain practitioner in Canada.
Through a long-term strategic collaboration with JDA, Canadian Tire has
transformed its demand and fulfillment capabilities, slashed its
inventory carrying levels and delayed a capital expenditure of CA (News - Alert)$250
million for five years - all while continuing to grow its business. The
company was also the first customer for what is now JDA Cloud Services.
Today, Canadian Tire shares its demand forecasts with vendors, resulting
in improved performance and collaboration.
Grupo Flexi is the largest footwear manufacturer in Mexico,
producing more than 13 million pairs of shoes annually. Flexi partnered
with JDA to improve its forecasting and supply chain planning
capabilities. Today, Flexi generates production plans for 30
company-owned and subcontracted factories, and more than 5,000 SKUs each
season. In addition to reducing its supply chain planning time by 50
percent, Flexi has increased its service levels by 30 percent and
inventory turns by almost 15 percent.
Federated Co-operatives Limited provides central wholesaling,
manufacturing and administrative services to locally owned retail
co-operatives across Western Canada. By teaming up with JDA, Federated
Co-operatives not only improved speed to market on new product
introductions and inventory rationalization, but also generated
CA$500,000 by reducing costs and improving margins. Additionally, the
co-operative increased its forward-buy margins by more than CA$2.5
JFE Steel Corporation is the fifth largest steel manufacturer in
the world, providing high quality, high-performing products globally to
diversified industries. To increase its responsiveness to market
changes, improve customer satisfaction and build a more efficient supply
chain, JFE formed a partnership with JDA to drive supply chain
management reform. This helped the company to shorten the timeline to
formulate sales and operations plans by 50 percent, while improving the
planning accuracy by 10 percent. Mainly, inventory in the distribution
center, as well as supply chain costs such as logistics, were
Lenovo, a $21 billion personal technology company, and the second
largest PC company in the world, leveraged JDA Cloud Services to achieve
infrastructure cost savings of several hundred million dollars on an
annual basis. Additionally, it has increased revenue by more than 100
percent and profits by more than 350 percent.
Lowe's Companies, Inc., the second largest home improvement
retailer worldwide, and the ninth largest retailer in the United States,
leveraged JDA transportation management solutions to automate and
optimize its ocean carrier network at the lane level, improving
efficiencies and enabling better collaborative relationships with its
ocean carriers. Today, all planning, optimization and booking is
conducted within one system, with full visibility into vendor and
carrier performance. By improving efficiencies, Lowe's reduced
international transportation spend by nearly 2 percent for millions of
dollars in savings.
RONA inc. is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of
hardware, renovation and gardening products, operating a network of
nearly 700 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes
and formats. Leveraging JDA's demand and fulfillment capabilities, RONA
has increased its forecast accuracy to 75 percent, and its promotional
item availability from 95 percent to 99 percent.
Woolworths South Africa is a leading retailer of quality
clothing, food, home ware, beauty and financial services products, with
more than 400 stores across Africa, Mauritius and the Middle East. By
partnering with JDA to revolutionize its core retail processes,
Woolworths has integrated its pre-season planning with in-season
execution, increasing sales by 2 percent and improving margin delivery
by 14 percent above target.
Winners Roundtable at FOCUS 2012
Representatives from each award-winning company will participate in a
roundtable discussion during FOCUS 2012, providing attendees with
insights into the accomplishments each business achieved. The roundtable
discussions will be Monday, April 30, as a part of the FOCUS Super
Sessions. Additionally, FOCUS 2012 will feature more than 250
content-rich sessions, including customer-led presentations, Special
Interest Group meetings, product discussions and hands-on workshops. FOCUS
is designed to offer attendees best-practice knowledge, one-on-one
training from JDA solution experts and the opportunity to network with
industry peers, supply chain experts, technology partners and more.
To register today and learn more about FOCUS 2012, please visit www.jda.com/focus.
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About JDA Software Group, Inc.
Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®,
is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management,
merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. JDA empowers
more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that
improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and
process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail
and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that
spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA
leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market
leaders, including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®,
E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA's
multiple service options, delivered via the JDA® Private
Cloud, provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid
time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership, and 24/7 functional and
technical support and expertise. To learn more, visit www.jda.com
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