DT Group Selects JDA Advanced Warehouse and JDA Advanced Store Replenishment Solutions to Improve Margins and Reduce Inventory

  DT Group Selects JDA Advanced Warehouse and JDA Advanced Store Replenishment
  Solutions to Improve Margins and Reduce Inventory Levels for STARK Stores

    Leading Nordic retailer and building materials distributor expands JDA
 relationship to reduce inventory investment while keeping retail shelves and
           distribution centers stocked with the right merchandise

Business Wire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- November 6, 2013

JDA^® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company^®, today announced that
DT Group, the largest retailer and distributor of building materials in the
Nordic region, expanded its relationship with JDA by selecting JDA^® Advanced
Warehouse Replenishment, JDA^® Advanced Store Replenishment and JDA^® Network
Optimization to help increase revenue while reducing inventory levels across
its integrated supply chain, fulfilling its STARK stores. The selection was
made in the second quarter of 2013.

DT Group has a broad customer base ranging from the general public through to
professional building contractors, and offers deliveries straight to the
building site. DT Group is owned by UK based Wolseley plc - the world's number
one distributor of heating and plumbing products to the professional market,
and a leading supplier of building materials and services across Europe and
North America.

Challenged with a stagnant building materials market under low-price
pressures, fierce competition characterized by seasonally heavy promotions,
and a necessity to drive costs savings and cash flow, DT Group required
proven, industry-leading and centrally-managed retail replenishment,
forecasting and network design solutions to project sales and place automatic
orders based on store/item selling histories.

Having experienced positive results in four business units where JDA
replenishment solutions were previously implemented – Beijer and Cheapy in
Sweden, Starkki in Finland, and Silvan in Denmark – DT Group decided to take a
similar approach with its fifth business unit – STARK in Denmark. Previous
implementations of JDA solutions allowed DT Group to take advantage of
forecasting and replenishment information and work with promotional data to
meet peak demand while optimizing both inventory and service levels.

“DT Group is a market leader and we constantly work to improve the services we
provide and make a real difference to our customers – be it B2B trade
customers or DIY customers,” said Hans Henrik Junge, group vice president, IT,
IT director, DT Group. “With the JDA solutions, we are able to optimize the
product range, improve service levels, decrease inventory levels and minimize
the time spent on these work processes. This results in happy customers and
increasing sales, so it’s really a win-win situation.”

“We are very pleased to partner with DT Group to deliver automated and
centrally managed replenishment and order optimization solutions to support
their continued growth,” said Mark Morgan, regional vice president, EMEA, JDA
Software.  “The ability to integrate demand and lead-time forecasting with
order-policy and service-level analysis to provide accurate individual item
demand forecasts and recommended orders will go a long way in helping DT Group
continue its competitive market advantage.”

JDA^® Advanced Warehouse Replenishment enables companies to optimize
forecasting/replenishment performance and inventory at their distribution
centers (DCs), while balancing carrying and acquisition costs to ensure the
most profitable returns, superior DC execution and improved product
availability.

JDA^® Advanced Store Replenishment is a proven, industry-leading retail
replenishment, forecasting and inventory management solution that projects
sales and places automatic orders based on store/item selling histories.

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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 info@jda.com.

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Mette Krogh, Senior Marketing Director, EMEA
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469-357-4826
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