Scottsdale, Ariz. – May 17, 2010 – JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, announced today that SABMiller Latin America, one of the largest brewers in the region, with a presence in eight markets and a leading position in six, has selected JDA’s Transportation and Logistics Management solutions and the Agile Business Process Platform to reduce costs, improve service levels and decrease its impact on the environment. The beverage manufacturer, known for its wide portfolio of premium international brands such as Aguila in Colombia, Cristal in Peru, Pilsener in Ecuador and Atlas in Panama, made the selection in the first quarter of 2010. As a subsidiary of the $19-billion, London-based SABMiller PLC, SABMiller Latin America operates 17 breweries and 16 bottling plants and employs a team of 16,200 people.
The JDA Transportation and Logistics Management solutions selected by SABMiller Latin America are designed to minimize manual shipping processes, determine the lowest-cost transportation network that satisfies the company’s objectives, enhance customer satisfaction and drive maximum efficiencies while delivering world-class service. Supporting closed-loop supply chain management and accelerating communication between planning and execution, the JDA Agile Business Process Platform will help the brewer to bring greater speed, agility, quality and cost efficiency to its supply chain.
“After an exhaustive, two-year process evaluating eight leading vendors in the segment, we ultimately selected JDA’s proven transportation and logistics management technology to enable optimized transportation plans and fleet utilization, as well as the technology’s ability to customize company-specific workflows and multi-tenant capabilities,” said Andrés Peñate, vice president of corporate affairs, SABMiller Latin America. “With our expanding Latin American operations and facilities in Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Ecuador, Panama and Peru, we knew that JDA’s Transportation and Logistics Management suite would support the activities necessary for us to successfully execute, manage and monitor our entire transportation lifecycle, and by doing so, future-proof our supply chain processes and investment.”
Peñate added, “Implementing JDA’s robust Transportation and Logistics Management solutions will also enhance our business processes and create sustainable value by synchronizing critical execution processes that result in optimal cost and performance.”
Greg Morrison, JDA’s group vice president of Latin America sales, commented, “In order to successfully compete in the dynamic beverage industry and deliver a strategic and sustainable investment, brewers must expand production and meet the rising demand for its brands. This requires synchronizing the global movement of goods and information. Leading beverage manufacturers and brewers like SABMiller Latin America are achieving their objectives by driving strategic fleet management and global logistics decisions faster. Leveraging JDA’s industry-leading Transportation and Logistics Management solutions will enable SABMiller Latin America to reduce freight expenses and transportation rates; enhance visibility into freight run rates, inventory and financial/efficiency key performance indicators; and improve service levels including on-time delivery. JDA looks forward to helping SABMiller drive profitability and achieve optimum supply chain execution.”
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, is a leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA’s multiple service options provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise. To learn more about JDA Software, please visit www.jda.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or follow JDASoftware on Twitter.
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