JDA Software Announces Winners of the 2013 Real Results Awards
Nine Leading Companies to Receive Recognition for Demonstrating Innovation and
Business-Process Excellence at FOCUS 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- April 24, 2013
JDA^® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company^®, today announced
winners of the 2013 Real Results Awards. Nine companies that have achieved
industry-leading results and transformational benefits through deployment of
JDA’s innovative and proven solutions and services will be honored at FOCUS
2013, JDA’s 23^rd annual global conference in Orlando, Fla., May 5-8.
JDA Real Results Award winners were selected from among JDA’s more than 3,200
global customers and represent companies that have the best supply chain
success stories. Selected by a panel of JDA executives, the 2013 Real Results
Award winners achieved measurable return on investment, developed innovative
approaches to supply chain processes, and collaborated beyond traditional
supply chain boundaries.
“Congratulations to the 2013 Real Results Award winners,” said Hamish Brewer,
chief executive officer, JDA Software. “We continue to be impressed by the
remarkable business transformations demonstrated by our customers, and the
real results they are driving for their businesses and their customers. We
salute this year’s winners and are proud they have chosen JDA’s solutions and
services to drive greater value and efficiency within their businesses.”
The 2013 Real Results Award winners are:
Advance Auto Parts is a leading automotive aftermarket retailer, with more
than 3,800 stores. Embarking on a supply chain transformation project to
address changing customer needs, Advance partnered with JDA to improve supply
chain capacity and efficiency. By adding network capacity, along with new
processes and systems, Advance has added over 20 percent more stock-keeping
units (SKUs) to the stores serviced by the new distribution center. The
retailer has also significantly reduced its store replenishment cycle time,
resulting in greater inventory availability and increased sales.
Alsea is Latin America’s largest operator of fast food, cafeteria and casual
dining restaurants, with more than 1,400 stores in Mexico, Argentina, Chile
and Colombia. Its diversified brand portfolio includes Domino’s Pizza, Burger
King, Starbucks, P.F. Chang’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Pei Wei, The
Cheesecake Factory, Italianni’s and Chili’s. With four distribution centers,
more than 3,200 SKUs, and more than 100 transportation units, Alsea partnered
with JDA to optimize its supply chain costs and improve service to its stores.
As a result, the company has increased its warehouse utilization and labor
productivity, and minimized inventory losses by 40 percent.
Butterball is the largest U.S. producer of turkey products, distributing 1
billion pounds of turkey annually throughout the U.S. and in more than 30
countries. The company turned to JDA to transform its manually intensive
forecasting process, and improve its date-sensitive inventory management,
using JDA’s demand management and replenishment technology. Today, Butterball
proactively plans its capacity while balancing against inventory risk.
Butterball has reduced its distressed obsolescent inventory by 28 percent, and
exceeded its year-one projected savings by 75 percent.
Hibbett Sports operates more than 870 sporting goods stores in small- and
mid-sized markets, and is expanding its presence beyond its traditional
regional markets. To prove the sustainability of its expansion strategy, the
retailer turned to JDA to ensure that its products were priced appropriately
given regional differences. Hibbett Sports deployed JDA Markdown Optimization
as part of a pilot program to approximately 20 merchandise subclasses,
yielding promising results. During the pilot, in those subclasses, sales
increased by 25 percent, and inventory turns increased by 20.5 percent.
Infineon Technologies AG offers semiconductor and system solutions that
address energy efficiency, mobility and security. As a result of its
partnership with JDA, Infineon’s sales and operations planning process enables
global collaboration across regions and departments, and synchronizes demand,
supply, capacity and load planning into one plan. In addition to improving
forecast accuracy, the company reduced planning errors by 90 percent, and
decreased planning effort by more than 30 percent. Lead time for its volume
rolling forecast process was also cut by 50 percent.
Mark’s is one of Canada’s leading apparel retailers, offering high-quality
work wear, casual and business wear, and outdoor apparel for both men and
women across its 385 stores. Mark’s partnered with JDA to reengineer its
retail enterprise to be more responsive to demand. Today, the retailer uses
JDA’s forecasting, replenishment and size scaling solutions to effectively
manage its 26 million demand forecasting units. Results include three quarters
of record top-line sales, strong profit performance and an 8.3 percent
reduction in inventory units.
NFT is the leading provider of chilled logistics solutions for the United
Kingdom’s food retail and manufacturing sectors, providing primary and
secondary chilled services through its transport, warehousing and logistics
solutions. NFT delivers more than 120,000 pallets of chilled food each week.
To improve warehouse utilization and stock availability, and to reduce waste
at its Daventry site, NFT partnered with JDA to replace its traditional
pick-face approach with an automated warehousing solution. Today, thanks to
the JDA enhancement, SKU-picking capability at Daventry has increased more
than fifteenfold to an average of 1.8 million cases per week, peaking at 2
million. Furthermore, mis-rotation and multi shelf-life issues by customer
have been eliminated.
PEP is the largest single brand retailer in Southern Africa with more than
1,500 stores. To improve its planning accuracy and reduce stock-outs, the
retailer turned to JDA for a more advanced approach to forecasting and
replenishment. Today, PEP maintains high levels of on-shelf availability,
enabling it to provide excellent service to its customers. In addition to
capturing market share, PEP increased annual sales by 15 percent for the
associated product categories in fiscal 2012.
Pepsi-Cola & National Brands Ltd. is an independent retail distributor and
bottler of Pepsi-Cola and Dr Pepper Snapple Group brands, as well as many
other nationally distributed waters and teas. To address rising labor costs
and lack of inventory visibility, the company partnered with JDA to transform
its warehouse operations. Leveraging JDA’s warehouse and workforce management
solutions, Pepsi-Cola & National Brands Ltd. decreased warehouse labor costs
to 85 percent of what they were four years ago. The company also reduced its
breakage category by 15 to 20 percent.
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About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA^® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company^®, offers the broadest
portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and
all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods
from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s
deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize
inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have
become the standard for the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and
distributors. To learn more, visit jda.com or email email@example.com.
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