Supply chain to customer-driven value chain
The classic demand chain begins with the customer and extends from the point of sale back to the retailer's distribution center, whereas the classic supply chain begins with the raw material suppliers and extends down through the distribution network. With increased competition resulting from globalization and new business models, the movement toward a holistic perspective of the entire supply and demand chain is converging into what we at JDA call the "customer-driven value chain."
JDA has solidified a unique market position, in that only JDA can offer a complete supply and demand chain industry-specialized suite with the depth and breadth of capabilities necessary for enabling the customer-driven value chain. It starts with one view of demand, which begins with insight into the customer buying behaviors that drive each plan within an enterprise and across the extended value chain, synchronizing decisions by all stakeholders from manufacturing through distribution to the retail shelf.
JDA's comprehensive software and services for supply chain management enable the customer-driven value chain by addressing mission-critical requirements across the following strategic categories:
Ensure sustainable product quality and delivery performance
Maximize inventory productivity with a real-time view of global orders
Improve sales and profitability by developing accurate forecasts and demand plans
Synchronize production schedules with material and factory constraints
Eliminate excess inventory while maintaining customer service levels
Integrate merchandise management processes for greater visibility and inventory control
Develop merchandise plans that reflect localized consumer demand
Improve supply chain performance by optimizing network configurations
Determine optimal retail price and promotion strategies
Enable price sensitive revenue management to ensure best ROI
Orchestrate optimum inventory levels across the supply chain with time-phased planning
Facilitate enterprise-wide planning and execution for more informed decision making
Link business planning and shelf execution to deliver value.
Drive profitability with demand-based category and assortment strategies
Execute corporate strategies at the store level while driving service, sales and profits
Align design and supply for increased profitability and performance
Increase profits and cash flow for midsized companies
Enable the adaptive supply chain with fast and responsive planning
Synchronize transportation and distribution across multiple modes, enterprises and borders
Strategically connect all stakeholders within the extended enterprise