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Scottsdale, AZ, United States, 2015/04/16 - Leading Italian supermarket chain implements JDA Advanced Warehouse Replenishment to maintain high service levels, while significantly reducing inventory investments - SimplyMarket.it / JDA.com.
JDA Software Group, Inc., today announced that Simply Italia, a leading supermarkets banner in Italy, part of Groupe Auchan, has chosen to implement JDA® Advanced Warehouse Replenishment. Simply Italia had the need to maintain its high levels of product availability, while reducing inventory costs and increasing margins.
Simply Italia operates 264 directly owned supermarkets and more than 1250 franchised stores in 18 Italian Regions, and supply chain optimization is an important part of its forward-looking strategy.
By implementing JDA Advanced Warehouse Replenishment, Simply Italia will be able to reduce stocks in its Italian warehouses without impacting quality and delivery speed. This JDA solution will enable Simply Italia to create accurate seasonal sales forecasts, then use these forecasts to define profitable stock policies that optimize ordering processes. JDA Advanced Warehouse Replenishment calculates inventory quantities based on scientific forecasts that incorporate demand, lead time, profitability and service goals.
According to Antonio De Luca, chief information and organization processes officer for Simply Italia, a key factor in choosing JDA was its deep experience in addressing similar business challenges. “We were impressed by JDA’s competency and expertise in optimizing supply chain processes, as well as the functionality and results that JDA Advanced Warehouse Replenishment can offer,” said De Luca. “We are confident that, with support from JDA Services, we will meet our implementation goals on time and on budget.”
“Already a grocery retail leader, Simply Italia is focused on optimizing its supply chain in order to increase service excellence,” said Andrew Kirkwood, regional vice president, EMEA at JDA. “We’re excited to partner with this outstanding company to reduce inventory investments and improve cash flow via more efficient and accurate replenishment process management.”
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
At JDA (jda.com), we’re fearless leaders. We’re the leading provider of end-to-end, integrated retail and supply chain planning and execution solutions for more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Our unique solutions empower our clients to achieve more by optimizing costs, increasing revenue and reducing time to value so they can always deliver on their customer promises. Using JDA, you can plan to deliver.
About Simply Italia
Simply (simplymarket.it) is the supermarkets banner of Groupe Auchan, that operates in Italy with three commercial formulas : neighborhood convenience stores with the banner PuntoSimply, proximity supermarkets with Simply banner and hypermarkets with IperSimply banner. Simply Italia has 9,000 employees and it is present in 18 regions throughout the Country with more than 1,500 stores, including 264 directly operated and managed stores, while the remaining are affiliates.
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