Agreement with Leading Grocery Retailer Results from JDA’s Commitment to Increase Investments in China, Delivering Best-of-Breed Solutions and Services to Emerging Businesses
BEIJING & SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) today announced that Shanxi Meetall United Supermarket Co. Ltd., a leading Chinese grocery retailer and member of the global SPAR International group, licensed multiple solutions across JDA’s best-in-class supply chain and merchandise management suites to help the company strengthen its overall operational performance and efficiency. After an extensive evaluation process, Shanxi Meetall selected JDA over international and local solution providers for its expertise, superior solutions capabilities and its commitment to both Shanxi Meetall and the wider market in China. In addition to its proven track record of delivering superior results and true business transformation, JDA provided a combination of products and expertise that could not be matched.
JDA Solutions Will Enable Advanced Business Processes
Already a highly successful business, Shanxi Meetall was looking to take its operating performance to the next level, and sought out a provider of advanced retail management systems that could help drive improvements in productivity, profitability and maximize satisfaction for Shanxi Meetall’s 60 million customers throughout China.
“At the forefront of our company's 2009 strategic objectives is an initiative called ‘Two Essential,’ which states our requirements for core competitiveness,” said Mr. Chunhong Chen, Executive Vice President, Shanxi Meetall. “The goal of this initiative is to improve the technical level of information systems and accelerate the building of information management systems across the company. This initiative will enable us to achieve our strategic goals based on the SPAR model and, in the next three to five years, achieve an RMB 20 billion sales target. The focus will be on unified operations and management, including centralized procurement, merchandising, replenishment and fulfillment, sales forecasting, category management, delivery route planning, supplier deliveries, new store openings and customer membership management. Our approach will be a modular system implementation with seamless integration across SKU planning, automatic replenishment and fulfillment, merchandise space management and performance analysis – all driven by rapid consumer responsiveness.”
Mr. Chen added, “JDA’s Enterprise Planning, Demand, Fulfillment, Merchandise Management System, Performance Analysis and Category Management solutions, paired with its leading retail best practices, will help drive Shanxi Meetall’s needs for future growth. I strongly believe that the partnership between Shanxi Meetall and JDA will help us achieve our overall objective of building a consumer-driven supply chain and merchandise management system, as well as significantly improve the performance of our suppliers, merchandisers, employees and consumers.”
“JDA has helped optimize retail businesses throughout the world with our unique combination of advanced technology and deep industry experience,” commented Hamish Brewer, Chief Executive Officer, JDA Software. “We are honored that Shanxi Meetall has placed its trust in JDA, and we intend to repay that trust by rapidly enabling global best practices through the use of our market-leading solutions. The results will speak for themselves. Shanxi Meetall’s decision to select JDA marks the beginning of a new era for retail in China, one in which JDA’s solutions will help optimize retail practices as we have done in all other leading global economies.”
This significant agreement follows hot on the heels of JDA’s recently announced strategy to dramatically expand its presence in China to meet increasing demand from local retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers for best-of-breed integrated supply chain management solutions. JDA’s commitment to the Chinese market includes plans to significantly increase the local JDA workforce and develop a network of certified partners, as well as operate a new support and services center designed to ensure continuous customer satisfaction as JDA rapidly expands its customer base in China.
For further information about JDA’s operations in China please visit http://chinese.jda.com.
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) is the world’s leading supply chain solutions provider, helping companies optimize operations and improve profitability. JDA drives business efficiency for its global customer base of more than 5,800 retailers, manufacturers, wholesaler-distributors and services industries companies through deep domain expertise and innovative solutions. JDA's combination of unmatched services, together with its integrated yet modular solutions for merchandising, supply chain planning and execution and revenue management, leverage the strong heritage and knowledge capital of market leaders including Manugistics, E3, Intactix and Arthur. When supply chain results matter, companies turn to JDA. For more information about JDA, visit www.jda.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1.800.479.7382 / +1.480.308.3000.
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