To maximize supply chain performance, companies are faced with the challenge of maintaining a profitable balance among speed, service levels, and the risk and cost of inventory deployment. JDA’s Inventory Optimization solution provides companies with end-to-end capabilities for managing inventory strategy, planning and execution, enabling them to achieve superior service levels, gain market share and reduce costs.
By leveraging multi-echelon inventory optimization, companies can improve the accuracy and performance of daily replenishment and inventory planning. JDA’s inventory management solution incorporates scenario management, enabling companies to make strategic, informed decisions that further enhance their inventory control.
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Kevin Chynoweth, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Fairchild Semiconductor, describes how JDA Solutions power an infrastructure that brings elements together for a common suite of capabilities. The recent deployment of Inventory Optimizer has resulted in considerable improvement in the quality of the inventory mix as well as dramatically improving the management of strategic inventory.
JDA Software helps the world's leading retailers and suppliers achieve tangible benefits through innovative inventory optimization. Here are some of the real results that our customers have achieved with JDA's Inventory Optimization solution*:
Transforming the supply chain into a source of competitive advantage is challenging amidst enormous demand variability, elongated lead times, ever-shorter product lifecycles and constantly shifting logistics cost scenarios. To maximize supply chain performance, companies must continually manage a profitable balance among service levels, responsiveness, risk and cost. These performance factors are driven largely by how a company manages supply, production and distribution, and where and how it deploys inventory. Inventory management, in fact, is perhaps one of the most important aspects of a successful and profitable supply chain. To create greater efficiencies, more and more companies are adopting a scientific approach to inventory optimization on an ongoing basis.
While many companies have attempted inventory optimization as standalone initiatives, the truth is that inventory is just one component of the new global supply chain. Instead of focusing on short-term results, a number of leading companies have leveraged JDA Inventory Optimization to create and leverage a long-term, sustainable competitive edge, by aligning day-to-day inventory plans with top-level goals on an ongoing basis — and turning this supply chain component into a powerful strategic advantage in a challenging economic climate. Companies can achieve higher customer service with lower resource investment now. JDA's innovative Inventory Optimization solution provides end-to-end capabilities spanning inventory strategy, tactical inventory planning and management of inventory execution. Make-to-stock or make-to-order, this solution can be deployed across industry sectors — from high-tech manufacturing, semiconductors, food and beverage, consumer durables, consumer electronics, apparel and fashion, to life sciences and aerospace and defense.
Inventory policies and processes, working together across the global supply chain, define the overall supply chain posture — and also determine how the business will respond to changes in market and supply conditions. With both products and markets growing in diversity, the simple "80/20" or ABC rules are not enough to account for the real differences among inventory types — because there is a wealth of subtle distinctions that can't be recognized by such macro numbers. Using JDA Inventory Optimization, leading companies are now slicing and dicing their product portfolios along multiple dimensions, into new micro-segments that demonstrate the value and impact of each product for the global supply chain. Based on consumption patterns, criticality, velocity and other key attributes, products are governed by a set of highly customized "designer" inventory strategies that are tailored to each micro-segment.
Replace traditional statistics, safety stock and spreadsheets with JDA Inventory Optimization to redefine your supply chain inventory performance. The solution eliminates inconsistent, ad-hoc planning and subjective problem solving previously driven by individual planners by leveraging enterprise-level monitoring and optimization, best-practice algorithms and supply chain planning integration capability.
You will increase planning productivity, significantly decreasing manual analysis while also benefiting from a low-risk implementation —whether deployed as standalone or integrated to other JDA supply chain planning and optimization solutions.
Powerful optimization algorithms determine service levels and inventory targets for each product location leveraging demand forecast data, sales history, manufacturing and distribution assets, and transportation networks to consider the total landed cost of inventory — including transportation expenses, handling charges and holding costs — which can change dramatically and swiftly in today's volatile environment. Time-phased execution accounts for demand trends and seasonality effects. Additionally, the solution also considers existing multi-echelon network complexity, lead times, costs and constraints, as well as demand and supply variability.
Integrated with Supply Chain Planning JDA's approach is also distinguished by its inclusion of a rigorous, plan-do-check-act (PDCA) process that makes the inventory optimization process incredibly agile, while also monitoring the broader supply chain consequences of any inventory decisions. Because the business environment is continuously changing, adopting the right supply chain posture cannot be a one-time event. Instead, it must be an ongoing process that reflects and responds to changes in the business environment. JDA Inventory Optimization enables best-practice, process playbooks and weekly PDCA cycles that keep the inventory strategy on track.
The solution can be leveraged as standalone, or more extensively to handle your daily supply chain planning needs with integration as part of a comprehensive supply chain solution. JDA Inventory Optimization integrates with JDA Demand, JDA Fulfillment and JDA Master Planning, combining to provide unsurpassed supply chain visibility and optimization, best practices and user-friendly analysis.
JDA takes the PDCA cycle to a new level by matching it with a learning cycle that captures lessons and incorporates this knowledge into future inventory planning efforts. JDA Inventory Optimization enables inventory managers to monitor inventory performance, triage inventory exceptions, drill into root causes of stock-outs and inventory excesses and then take corrective actions to eliminate or mitigate the root causes. Companies become true learning organizations that are equipped to make continuous, significant inventory improvements that build on one another.
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By leveraging multi-echelon inventory optimization, companies can improve the accuracy and performance of daily replenishment and inventory planning. JDA's solution incorporates scenario management, enabling companies to make strategic, informed decisions that further enhance their inventory control.
Transform your business by using JDA's proven inventory optimization software to: