JDA Software

Faced with pressure to improve their bottom line, companies have set up configurable factories that can manage a diverse array of SKUs rather than cater to a specialized production process. With JDA Production Scheduling – Discrete, companies can generate feasible and optimal manufacturing schedules that take into account complex shop floor constraints, resulting in fewer changeovers and stock-outs.

How does it solve your business challenges?

With this powerful planning and scheduling tool, you can now optimize SKU diversity, demand fluctuations, and labor capacity rationalization on the manufacturing floor. Not only does JDA Production Scheduling – Discrete help you manage unwanted setups and changeovers, but it also helps you reduce costs and optimize existing resources.

What are the benefits?

  • Improved asset utilization and throughput
  • Reductions in inventory and schedule times
  • Enhanced flexibility and agility
  • Improved customer service levels

Why JDA?

JDA Production Scheduling – Discrete optimizes multi-stage manufacturing processes, as well as creates reactive scheduling workflows for times when the shop floor needs to be re-optimized in response to resource-down or inventory-shorting events. The interactive user interface features live constraint representation, providing you with the visibility you need to ensure your factory operates at peak performance.

What Customers Are Saying

With JDA Supply, we’ve been able to achieve a reduction in our overall planning cycle time, for both the supply planning cycle time at the plant level as well as at the distribution level. We've been able to reduce our cycle time from one week to two days in both of those instances, and in some cases we’ve been able to reduce cycle time to just four to six hours. In addition, we've been able to reduce component inventory from our network significantly.

Scott Strickland
Vice President of Information Systems
Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement