JDA Software Inc., hosted its fourth edition JDA Day on 23rd May in Solaire Resorts & Casino Manila, Parañaque City recently showcasing strategies to accelerate digital supply chain transformations for customers across the Philippines.
The event titled “Digital Supply Chain Strategies: Revamp, Revitalize, and Refine Your Planning & Execution,” brought together retail, manufacturing and logistics professionals to network and share best practices.
In his brief welcome note, JDA’s Vishal Dhawan, Vice President, Sales, Growth Markets, set the context for the event on how JDA through its cognitive, connected, end-to-end supply chain platform can help Philippine businesses to drive higher profitability.
Hans Bayoborda, Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines, elaborated on the digital revolution trends as seen in both manufacturing and retail verticals.
Lee Gill, Group Vice President of Global Retail Industry Strategy, shared insights on how the advancement of disruptive technologies, generational shifts among shoppers and a wave of formidable competition along with hyper-personalisation are shifting consumers’ expectations causing a disruption in the marketplace. This transformative journey is forcing retailers to re-invent their business models at every level, requiring a new focus on strategy to engage customers and create the experiences they will expect.
Alex Yap, Senior Director of Industry Strategy for Manufacturing at JDA highlighted survey results of the recent JDA Intelligent Manufacturing 2018 study. The results showcase how manufacturers are embracing the role of retailers in their battle to beat Amazon. Through global customer case study examples he further highlighted how JDA is powering autonomous decision-making and delivering enhanced value to its customers.
JDA’s Mary Loo, Alliances Director, showcased the increasing importance and value of synergies that JDA’s integrated JDA Warehouse Management and JDA Warehouse Labor Management solutions can aid in delivering seamless and intelligent fulfillment for today’s digital transformations.
JDA’s Sanjay Prakash, Senior Solutions Advisor, illustrated through customer examples how global category managers have strategically shifted to proactive, analytics-driven insights which is helping them grow sales and margins for both suppliers and retailers.
JDA’s Harish Sattanathan, Senior Solutions Advisor, discussed the significance of keeping pace with the velocity of today’s supply chains, and how JDA Transportation Management helps companies with real-time data capture and predictive analytics for insight-driven decision-making and improved operational efficiencies.
John Boe, Senior Director of Consulting Services, Genie Technologies, discussed issues within the Philippine market where despite businesses witnessing revenue increase, many also experience margins and profits under pressure. Companies across retail, manufacturing and distribution are now looking at avenues to improve their supply chain efficiencies that will help result in inventory that is more aligned to their sales investment and effective forecasting and replenishment approaches.
“The paradigm shift in supply chain and its impact on the bottom line has pushed it to becoming a boardroom agenda in Philippine market. We see a significant increase in the interest from retailers, manufacturers and distributors here who are keen in engaging with JDA as we are the only one-stop, best-of-breed solution for all their supply chain planning and execution needs,” said Dhawan.
The main sponsors of JDA Day 2018 included gold partner Genie Technologies, Dematic and Questronix.
About Genie Technologies
Genie Technologies Inc. is the Gold Partner and 2016-2017 JDA Partner of the Year for Asia and the Pacific. Over the years, the company has established itself as the leading retail management software solution provider for retail customers in the Philippines and Indonesia. It has provided impressive end-to-end Retail and Financial solutions to a growing list of highly satisfied clientele with its proven expertise across Retail, Supply Chain and Financial verticals and categories. It ensures the provision of a comprehensive, fully integrated, industry-proven business solution to maximize its clients’ business growth, proven by the successful implementation of several projects, not just in the retail industry, but in various industries as well.
About JDA Software, Inc.
JDA Software is the leading supply chain software provider powering today’s digital transformations. We help companies optimize delivery to customers by enabling them to predict and shape demand, fulfill faster and more intelligently, and improve customer experiences and loyalty. More than 4,000 global customers use our unmatched end-to-end software and SaaS solutions to unify and shorten their supply chains, increase speed of execution, and profitably deliver to their customers. Our world-class client roster includes 76 of the top 100 retailers, 77 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 8 of the top 10 global 3PLs. Running JDA, you can plan to deliver. www.jda.com
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