JDA Software Group, Inc. has been recognized for supply chain management excellence in consumer goods by Frost & Sullivan with its 2016 Product Leadership Award. Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies throughout a range of regional and global markets for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. This award will be announced at the 2016 North American Excellence in Best Practices Awards Gala in San Diego on March 15.
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“We are honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan for supply chain management excellence. This is a great testament to the strength of our manufacturing and distribution supply chain solution that enables our customers to compete and thrive in the digital age,” said Puneet Saxena, vice president, manufacturing solution strategy, JDA. “Facing fundamental changes such as the Internet of Things, big data, multi-channel commerce, and flexible manufacturing, our customers in consumer goods and other industry verticals are taking advantage of a supply chain solution that combines the power of planning and execution and offers improved visibility, actionable insights, and scenario-based control.”
Frost & Sullivan determined that JDA’s enhanced supply chain management capabilities and strong technical expertise has given JDA an edge over its competitors by providing profitable customer commerce, adaptable manufacturing, and intelligent fulfillment based on customer centricity, collaboration, and convergence. Additionally, Frost & Sullivan noted that JDA has secured a competitive edge in the consumer goods industry by assisting consumer goods manufacturers to compete, profit, and thrive in the new digital age. As a result of its unique supply chain planning solution that integrates planning and execution and enables the digital transformation from linear to grid-based supply chain management, JDA has been able to enhance the value proposition for its customers and set high standards in supply chain management. Furthermore, through its unique value-additions, JDA has set a benchmark in the North American supply chain domain1.
“The demand for consumer goods is highly volatile and this makes it difficult for manufacturers to understand prevailing market trends and rightly predict what needs to be manufactured. Therefore, linear-based supply chain management is no longer competitive and profitable for manufacturers of consumer goods,” said Sankara Narayanan, senior analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “JDA has equipped its customers with grid-based supply chain management to help them compete and thrive in the new digital era, forecast future trends much faster than their competitors; respond promptly to user needs by aligning their supply-chain planning methods to get maximum benefits from emerging trends. By leveraging its dexterity, passion for growth, and in-depth understanding of supply chain management, JDA’s path-breaking and innovative supply-chain planning solution has incorporated advanced functionalities such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, automated decision support, flexible manufacturing, multi-channel commerce, profitable segmentation, sustainability, and optimized global planning.”
1. Frost & Sullivan, Product Leadership Award: Supply Chain Management for the Consumer Goods Industry, North America, 2016
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
At JDA (jda.com), we’re fearless leaders. We’re the leading provider of end-to-end, integrated retail, omni-channel and supply chain planning and execution solutions for more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Our unique solutions empower our clients to reduce costs, increase profitability and improve collaboration so they can deliver on their customer promises every time. Using JDA, you can plan to deliver.
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