JDA Software Group, Inc. today announced that the France-based group of pharmacists Giphar has selected several JDA® Space Planning solutions - including JDA Space Planning Plus™, JDA Space Automation Pro™, JDA Planogram Converter™, JDA Floor Planning™ - to provide a better shopping experience for its customers, while helping its pharmacists better organize pharmacy layouts. Giphar will work with JDA alliance member Cube Solutions to implement this solution, which will be deployed in an SAP environment.
Created in 1968, Giphar (Independent Group of Independent Pharmacists) is the oldest group of pharmacists operating cooperatively in France. It has about 1700 members (1320 points of sale) across France. Giphar has a central warehouse managing logistics and replenishment, and offers marketing services, a common information system, training center, and quality certification processes, in order to best serve its members.
Since its creation, Giphar has always had a pioneering role; its organization model is unique and leverages specific retailing methods for pharmacies. Therefore, members can improve their healthcare professional role while optimizing sales performance.
“The pharmaceutical industry is dynamic and ever-changing with economic and legislative changes occurring often. This requires us to be nimble, competitively positioned, and as profitable as possible,” said Joel Le Jule, head of merchandising, Giphar. “We needed to replace legacy software that was no longer meeting our needs, and selected JDA to best optimize assortments through planograms, while allowing us to plan shelf and floor space based on each pharmacy’s unique constraints and performance.”
JDA Space Planning enables retailers to quickly and profitably construct, manage, analyze, optimize and distribute detailed in-store planograms. Giphar will leverage JDA Space Planning to efficiently optimize the position, performance and layout of product categories to precisely meet individual store and consumer-level demand while driving profitability. JDA Space Planning will also enable Giphar to create intelligent planograms in three-dimensional merchandising displays that helps match merchandise strategy with the way consumers shop by brand, type, product complement or other key attributes.
JDA Floor Planning helps retailers easily and efficiently create and maintain precise store-specific floorplans, optimizing the position, performance and layout of merchandise categories. Giphar (pharmaciengiphar.com) will leverage JDA Floor Planning to enhance floorplan productivity and accuracy, aligning store layouts intelligently according to each pharmacy’s unique needs. JDA Floor Planning seamlessly integrates with JDA Space Planning to link store floors and fixture placement with product planograms for easy-to create, customized store assortments that match consumer needs.
“Giphar‘s strategy is based on a consistent, smart approach to aligning store and floor plans to the needs of each pharmacy,” said Franck Lheureux, regional vice president, EMEA sales. “We look forward to working with Giphar on their deployment roll-out, to ensure they have the right balance of in-store item availability and accurate floorplan layouts that meet the needs of their customers, while reducing merchandise transfer costs and inventory overhead.”
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