|By Business Wire||
|August 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT||
JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, today announced the latest release of its supply chain planning suite offering manufacturers, retailers and distributors significant advantages in their quest to gain greater control of complex supply chains to accelerate growth, reduce costs and improve service levels.
The JDA supply chain planning suite is comprised of more than 20 applications and is part of JDA eight, the recently announced JDA solution release that unifies supply chain planning, optimization and business analytics on a single platform for deployment in the cloud.
Major innovations now available in JDA’s supply chain planning suite include inline analytics, process-driven workflows, packaged event-response levers, consolidated demand signals and in-memory technologies. These capabilities empower organizations with the right information at the right time to facilitate faster decision-making and improve supply chain performance.
“The breadth and depth of JDA’s supply chain planning solutions in an integrated suite provides an unprecedented degree of speed, smart decision support and agility,” said John Kopcke, executive vice president and chief technology officer at JDA Software. “With JDA eight encompassing all critical supply chain planning functions from forecasting to replenishment to network optimization, customers will benefit from best-of-breed capabilities, lower total cost of ownership and ease of implementation not typically offered from a single vendor.”
What’s Inside: A Closer Look at the JDA Supply Chain Planning Suite
Inline analytics: The difference between information and actionable insight: JDA’s latest supply chain planning suite introduces inline analytics, the next generation of analytics that go beyond visibility to offer diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics that provide the “why,” “what if” and “what’s optimal” insights necessary to take action. With analytics embedded within the processing platform, planners can respond to changes and resolve disruptions immediately. This approach allows organizations to reduce supply chain risk and potential customer dissatisfaction, versus traditional analytics that require postmortem analysis to determine root cause.
Process-driven workflows: Remove operational silos for improved employee productivity: The latest version of JDA’s supply chain planning suite offers role- and task-based workflows, allowing planners to perform all tasks for a given business process. Process-driven workflows with a consistent user interface allow planners to fulfill their job functions seamlessly, intuitively and efficiently. By removing the operational silos typically present when crossing from one supply chain application to the next, JDA’s supply chain planning suite allows organizations to enhance employee productivity, reduce training time and improve customer service.
Packaged Resolution Levers and Playbooks: Agility with Profitability and Resilience: With this release we introduce Agile Workbench with JDA Supply Chain Planner, which offers incremental planning workflows that guide master production planners through optimal resolution actions in response to supply chain disruptions. The solution provides visibility to exception events prioritized by business impact. Built-in analytics automatically diagnose root causes and constraints and then suggest the most profitable resolution actions from a library of packaged resolution levers. Using fast, in-memory simulation capability, planners can evaluate selected levers and immediately see impact before taking final actions. These out-of-the-box guided resolution playbooks enable organizations to be agile, profitable and resilient.
Consolidated demand signals: Improve demand planning accuracy with the speed of in-memory processing: JDA Demand 360, a new module of JDA® Demand and part of the JDA supply chain planning suite, offers dynamic data aggregation and disaggregation through highly efficient in-memory processing. JDA’s supply chain planning solutions allow organizations to quickly and effectively analyze how various streams of business interplay to improve demand planning accuracy, while adhering to material and capacity constraints. Leveraging the in-memory architecture of the JDA eight platform, JDA’s supply chain planning solutions can process vast amounts of complex data quickly to ensure organizations have the flexibility and scalability to respond to current demand.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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