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Scottsdale, AZ, United States, 2014/05/29 - JDA Software Group, Inc. announced that 20 JDA customers were recently named to the “The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2014”*.
The findings rank 25 of the world’s largest companies who have advanced their business as a result of supply chain initiatives. A primary goal of the Supply Chain Top 25 research initiative is to raise awareness of supply chain discipline and how it impacts business, according to a Gartner press release.**
“As a company dedicated to delivering real results for our customers, JDA congratulates 20 of our customers for being named to the prestigious Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2014 list,” said Kevin Iaquinto, chief marketing officer, JDA Software. “We feel these rankings highlight best supply chain practices and JDA is pleased that we have been instrumental in helping these businesses innovate across their supply chains to respond quickly and efficiently to opportunities arising from the market or customer demand.”
‘“2014 marks the 10th year of our annual Supply Chain Top 25 ranking,”‘ said Stan Aronow, research vice president at Gartner. ‘“As we reach this milestone, we have several longtime leaders with new lessons to share and a number of more recent entrants from the high-tech, consumer product and industrial sectors in the Top 25.”‘**
Gartner listed three “standout trends for supply chain leaders in 2014.”**
Understanding and supporting the fully contextual customer
A convergence of digital and physical supply chains delivering total customer solutions
Supply chain as trusted and integrated partner
According to the Gartner press release,“The 2014 recipients were selected based on several factors including an analysis of financial performance including growth and inventory velocity. Additionally, the industry’s peers vote for companies they identify as having the most robust and innovative supply chains to lead companies ahead.”**
About the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25
The Supply Chain Top 25 rankings comprise two main components: financial and opinion. Public financial data gives a view into how companies have performed in the past, while the opinion component provides an eye to potential and reflects future expected leadership, a crucial characteristic. These two components are combined into a total composite score.
Gartner analysts derive a master list of companies from the Fortune Global 500 and the Forbes Global 2000, with a revenue cutoff of $10 billion. Gartner then pares the combined list down to the manufacturing, retail and distribution sectors, thus eliminating certain industries, such as financial services and insurance.
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA Software (jda.com) is the leading provider of supply chain, manufacturing planning, retail planning, store operations and collaborative category management solutions. JDA’s innovative solutions and unmatched industry expertise help companies streamline their supply chain, optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels, and deliver increased profits. As a result, JDA’s solutions have become the industry standard for more than 4,000 of the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors.
* This number represents JDA Software’s independent analysis of The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2014 listing.
** Gartner Press Release: Gartner Announces Rankings of its 2014 Supply Chain Top 25, May 22, 2014. gartner.com/newsroom/.
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