JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, announced today that Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works, OJSC, (MMK), one of the world’s largest steel manufacturers, has selected JDA® Supply Chain Planner to improve its sales and operations planning process. The innovation delivered through this new project will help MMK improve sales and profit, and optimise product mix considering existing and perspective logistics and production opportunities. GMCS, a JDA partner in Russia, is the appointed implementation partner.
MMK used data obtained through a pilot based on JDA Supply Chain Planner to estimate the solution’s potential for its supply chain efficiency and effectiveness improvements. GMCS, following the successful presentation of pilot results in contest, was chosen by MMK for the Supply Chain Planner implementation.
The project involves a step-by-step process. Project groups for ММК and GMCS have been formed and system design work has begun. It is expected that the MMK sales and operations planning system will be brought into pilot operation in July 2011.
"Diversification of produced goods, expansion of sales and supply markets, and profit optimisation are among key strategy tasks for our enterprise development. An integrated sales and operations planning process will support those activities, ” said Andrey Eryomin, acting director for strategic development of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works Open Joint Stock Company. “The implementation of JDA Supply Chain Planner will help both to mitigate risks in connection with company’s expansion and raise the existing planning process to a new, higher level."
"JDA Supply Chain Planner has proven its performance in the metals and steel industry worldwide, as well as in the Russian market. The solution helps companies increase sales and operations planning quality and improve their supply chain visibility. Its key benefits include profit margin and product mix optimisation, and increased asset utilisation, " said Vitaly Solodovnikov, head of GMCS SCM Direction.
“We are delighted that MMK has selected JDA solutions to help improve supply chain efficiency and customer responsiveness. We look forward to supporting MMK in its ongoing mission to maintain long-term competitiveness in the global market, ” said Razat Gaurav, senior vice president, EMEA, JDA Software.
MMK is among the world's largest steel producers and is one of the leaders of Russia's steel industry. The company's operations in Russia include a large steel producing complex encompassing the entire production chain, from preparation of iron ore to downstream processing of rolled steel. MMK turns out a broad range of steel products with a predominant share of higher value added products. MMK realizes MMK-Atakas project in Turkey with annual capacity of 2.3 mln tons of flat steel. In 2009 the company produced 9.6 mln tonnes of crude steel and 8.8 mln tonnes of commercial steel products. MMK Group revenue in 2009 stood at USD 5.081 bn, EBITDA at USD 1.285 bn, profit for the period - USD 219 mln. More information at mmk.ru
GMCS is a leading consulting company in the IT sector, carrying out comprehensive projects aimed at improving business efficiency. GMCS is a partner of the leading suppliers of software products: IBM Cognos, Infor, JDA, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, SAP, BOSS HR Systems, etc. GMCS was founded in 1997, and now the company has significant experience in working with major businesses in various sectors of the economy and in different countries. Since 2005, GMCS has been a member of the Compulink group of companies. The GMCS head office is located in Moscow, and regional representative office is in St. Petersburg. More information at gmcs.ru
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. JDA (jda.com) empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA’s multiple service options, delivered via the JDA® Private Cloud, provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise. To learn more, visit the website or email info[.]jda.com.