Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced that JDA Software Group Inc., a leading provider of supply chain planning and execution solutions for retailers, manufacturers, logistics providers and wholesale distributors will serve as a strategic partner and advisor for the association's Supply Chain Leaders Council, comprised of top supply chain executives from America's leading retail companies. The partnership will allow RILA and JDA to collaborate on best practices to elevate the customer experience while helping drive their digital supply chain transformations.
"Given the goals of our Supply Chain Leaders Council – to collaborate with peers and solve for the industry's most pressing supply chain challenges – partnering with JDA was a natural fit. Retailers are constantly searching for new ways to improve and optimize their supply chains, so coming together with a solution provider who specializes in exactly that is exciting," said RILA Senior Vice President of Retail Operations Lisa LaBruno. "JDA is a true leader in the solution space and we look forward to working to advance the industry's approach to supply chain planning together."
"This industry sits at a point of unprecedented disruption as the digital transformation – from big data to artificial intelligence to cognitive learning – is both an opportunity for companies to reinvent their supply chain strategies but also a challenging undertaking," said Wayne Usie, chief market development officer, JDA. "Our collaboration with RILA will provide retailers with the insight and best practices they need to take advantage of this digital disruption, and best address today's consumer expectations of immediacy."
JDA joins IBM and CN Supply Chain Solutions as a strategic partner of RILA's Supply Chain Leaders Council beginning in January 2018.
RILA is the trade association of the world's largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.
About JDA Software:
JDA Software is the leading provider of seamless supply chain planning and execution solutions for retailers, manufacturers, logistics providers and wholesale distributors. Our unmatched solution portfolio enables our clients to reduce costs, increase profitability and improve visibility so they can deliver on customer promises every time. More than 4,000 global customers run JDA, including 72 of the top 100 retailers, 71 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 13 of the top 16 3PLs. With JDA, you can plan to deliver. www.jda.com
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