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JDA Announces Winners of the 2016 Real Results Awards

10 Global Companies Lauded for Demonstrating Innovation and Business-Process Excellence at FOCUS 2016

JDA FOCUS 2016, Nashville, Tenn., and Scottsdale, Ariz. May 03, 2016

JDA® Software Group, Inc., today announced the winners of the 10th annual JDA Real Results Awards. This year’s winners are being honored at FOCUS 2016, JDA’s annual global conference in Nashville, this week.                                                                                                                              

The 2016 Real Results Award winners were selected from among JDA’s more than 4,000 global customers and represent companies that have the best success stories in 10 categories: Best Results (winners by region for North America, APAC, EMEA, and Latin America), Best Collaboration, Best Cost Savings, Best Partner Project, Best Time to Value, Best Innovation and the Chairman’s award.

“Congratulations to the 2016 Real Results Award winners for the resounding financial, operational and supply chain improvements that they have achieved,” said Bal Dail, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JDA Software. “This year’s winners are indicative of the rapid transformation happening across the supply chain and the retail space. These Real Results Award winners are leveraging JDA solutions to realize greater value, improved efficiency, tighter collaboration and greater innovation.”

Selected by a panel of JDA executives, the following 2016 Real Results Award winners have achieved industry-leading results and transformational benefits through the deployment of JDA’s innovative and proven solutions and services. 

The 2016 Real Results Award winners are:

Loblaw Companies Limited – Chairman’s Award

With a network of corporate and independently-operated stores in communities across Canada, Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada’s food and pharmacy leader. Loblaw’s purpose – Live Life Well™ – supports the needs and well-being of Canadians who make one billion visits each year to the company’s stores. Loblaw has licensed more than 50 individual software modules spanning 6 major solution areas – including JDA Category Management, Intelligent Fulfillment, Intelligent Store and Retail Planning solutions – making them one of the broadest solution footprints of any JDA customer. By using JDA and engaging with JDA’s professional services teams to deliver value through the JDA-Loblaw factory cloud deployment model, Loblaw realized rapid ROI and significant positive impacts including streamlined processes and better product availability. The Chairman’s award is given at the discretion of the JDA executive committee in recognition of a company’s broad solution adoption, innovation focus and long-standing relationship with JDA.

Asian Paints – Best Results – APAC

Since its founding in 1942, Asian Paints is the third largest paint company in Asia with operations across 19 countries. For many years, Asian Paints has managed its operations across 26 paint manufacturing units through the use of JDA Supply Chain Planning. When the company needed to address the increased complexity of its supply chain, it naturally turned to JDA for help.  Asian Paints and JDA collaborated on this solution, which produced a new algorithm within JDA Supply Chain Planning, enabling the companies to merge technical capability with knowledge of supply chain dynamics.  Asian Paints, an industry benchmark of high efficiency, reduced the excess production volume using this new algorithm, resulting in reduced inventory and increased customer satisfaction.

Luxottica Group – Best Results – EMEA

With a strong global presence, Luxottica Group is a market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of fashion, luxury, sports, and performance eyewear. When the company needed to upgrade its out-of-date planning system and fully synchronize its customer plants in a global, multi-site environment, it turned to partners JDA and RoGes Infotech. As part of this upgrade, Luxottica chose JDA Manufacturing Planning to gain full visibility across the supply chain, including inventory insight and resource utilization. As a result, the company integrated customer processes with legacy systems, supported company and industry requirements through scalable customization, and reduced world-wide plan development time by one-third.

CCU – Best Results – Latin America

Through its own brand management, licensing and distribution agreements with some of the world’s most recognized brands, CCU is at the top of the beverage industry in Latin America with a presence in Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia. CCU focuses on delivering, as its tagline states, a world of flavors to consumers, in categories including beer, non-alcoholic beverages, liquors, and wine. When the company decided to standardize its operations and eliminate several manual processes, it chose JDA Warehouse Management. Through this implementation, CCU has improved inventory management, product quality, center distribution fulfillment, and operational control.  Order accuracy and quality assurance has elevated customer satisfaction while process monitoring and visibility has improved productivity and problem solving.  As a result, CCU increased labor productivity by 23%, reduced picking errors by 65% and improved services indicators by 10%.

Delphi – Best Results – North America

Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is a high-technology company that integrates safer, greener and more connected solutions for the automotive sector. Headquartered in Gillingham, U.K., Delphi operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 44 countries. When market conditions and regional demands resulted in equipment manufacturers adopting different order to delivery processes, Delphi turned to JDA for guidance. To address the challenges with made to order products, shorter lead times, reduced inventory, and complex production scenarios, Delphi implemented JDA Manufacturing Planning at nearly 20 sites globally. As a result, the company realized increased order tracking visibility, improved customer experience, and better plan compliance by limiting production to exact requirements.

DHL – Best Collaboration

With a presence in over 2,500 sites across 56 countries, DHL Supply Chain needed a standard approach to resource management globally. Using JDA Warehouse Labor Management, DHL gained in-depth, measureable insights into productivity on the shop floor. With these insights enabling better resource planning, DHL has increased productivity and improved operational visibility on the shop floor. These improvements directly support DHL’s business strategy of operational standardization without compromising on a high performance culture.  Since deploying the solution, DHL’s operations have experienced increased collaboration among teams and positive improvements in productivity levels.

Walgreens – Best Cost Savings

As one of the largest drugstore chains in the U.S., with more than 8,000 stores across the country, Walgreens purpose is to champion everyone’s right to be happy and healthy. When the company decided to upgrade its legacy planning and execution systems, it turned to JDA. As part of Walgreens supply chain transformation, it chose several JDA solutions, including JDA Dynamic Allocation, JDA Fulfillment, and JDA Transportation Management to reduce inventory investments, optimize transportation costs, and improve customer satisfaction. Consolidated ordering and fulfillment will improve inventory deployment, while better planning and optimization of transportation routes has reduced costs and increased customer satisfaction. As a result, Walgreens is on track to decrease its overall transportation spending and excess inventory.

vineyard vines – Best Partner Project - RPE

Started by Shep & Ian Murray, brothers from Connecticut, vineyard vines is a prime example of the American dream. Known for its whimsical neckties, smiling pink whale logo, and apparel perfect for living the good life, the company operates over 70 retail stores and is growing. When vineyard vines decided to implement a store-wide platform to keep pace with rapid sales growth and new store openings, it turned to its long-time and trusted partners RPE and JDA. To support the company’s long term strategy, vineyard vines implemented JDA Retail Planning to improve inventory optimization, understand omni-channel demand, and improve customer satisfaction. As a result, the company can deliver exactly what the customer wants, when they want it, and by their preferred channel, making for the ideal customer experience.

Unilever – Best Time to Value

On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. With over 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many lives in so many ways. When the company decided to modernize its warehouse management system to minimize risk and provide new capabilities, it turned to JDA Warehouse Management, JDA Warehouse Labor Management and JDA Track & Trace solutions. Unilever not only updated their warehouse operations landscape, but provided a platform to improve operations and employee productivity. The speed of implementation, which was critical to the project, would never have been possible without the full collaboration between Unilever and JDA.  As a result, Unilever significantly reduced business risk, and is now well positioned to drive future improvements.

ANN INC. – Best Innovation

At ANN INC. and its brands Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey, experience is everything.  As one of the leading specialty retailers for women, the Company strives to ensure its customers receive personalized and seamless service whether shopping in stores or online. To service the omni-channel client, ANN INC. chose JDA Workforce Management because the solution was a first of its kind unique innovation combining JDA Mobility and JDA Cloud. As a result of the partnership, ANN INC. realized increased customer satisfaction.


FOCUS 2016

JDA FOCUS 2016, JDA’s annual global user conference, brings together more than 2,000 retail and manufacturing professionals to network, share best practices and hear how industry leaders are delivering real results with the help of JDA's innovative solutions. FOCUS 2016 features more than 250 content-rich sessions including customer-led presentations, Special Interest Group meetings, product discussions and hands-on workshops. FOCUS is designed to offer attendees best-practice knowledge, one-on-one training from JDA solution experts and the opportunity to network with industry peers, supply chain experts, technology partners and more.

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