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Scottsdale, AZ, United States, 2015/05/15 - JDA Software Group, Inc. today announced that 21 JDA customers were recently named to the “The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2015”* - JDA.com.
The findings** rank 25 of the world’s supply chain leaders, highlighting their best practices for heads of supply chain and strategy organizations. A primary goal of the Supply Chain Top 25 research initiative is to identify the companies that best exemplify the demand-driven ideal for today's supply chain and document their best practices, which can help all companies move closer to their demand-driven goals, according to the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2015.
“JDA congratulates 21 of our customers for being named to the prestigious Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2015,” said Kevin Iaquinto, chief marketing officer, JDA Software. “These rankings truly highlight the best-in-class organizations that are taking supply chain best practices to the next level, bringing innovation to customers as they evolve their supply chains to meet consumer needs. JDA is pleased to have been key in working hand-in-hand with these organizations to remain nimble and efficient, while paving new ground in the next generation of supply chain management.”
According to the Gartner press release,“In this edition of the Supply Chain Top 25, we have several longtime leaders with new lessons to share and a number of more recent entrants from the high-tech, consumer products, retail and industrial sectors.”**
Gartner included a new supply chain ‘masters’ category for 2015 for companies that have consistently had top five composite scores for at least seven out of the last 10 years. This year’s inaugural supply chain masters demonstrating sustained leadership are Apple and P&G also a JDA customer. These two companies have made major contributions to the supply chain profession over the years.•*
Gartner lists “three standout trends for supply chain leaders in 2015”:**
• Bimodal Supply Chain Strategies:Supply Chain leaders realize they will be judged on cost containment as well as the ability to promote and support the top line.
• Increased Customer Intimacy:Customer experience is a measured priority in supply chain organizations. Leaders are focused on listening more closely to their customers and responding with innovative solutions.
• Emerging Digital Business Models:Leading companies recognize that the factory is not just inside the four walls of the company…digital synchronization of manufacturing lines with upstream suppliers and other supply chain functions is where the business value starts to multiply.**
* This number represents JDA Software’s independent analysis of The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2015 listing.
** Gartner Press Release: Gartner Announces Rankings of its 2015 Supply Chain Top 25, May 14, 2015.
*** Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2015.
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 $12 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.
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.
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