JDA Software - Real Results Summer 2013 - Navigating Change
Copyright 2013 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL
Today’s savvy consumers not only expect high quality and longer
vehicle life, but they also want style, performance, comfort and value.
As consumers become less brand loyal and more
impatient, automakers and their suppliers have been forced to
redesign their supply chains, relying less on outsourced manufacturing
in favor of insourcing and consolidations.
Read: Navigating Change
Specifically, they recognize that they need an
integrated supply chain strategy that will enable
• Better sense and forecast ever-changing
global consumer demand by region, product
category and business segment
• Design manufacturing and distribution
networks that can rapidly and profitably
respond to changing consumer demand
• Synchronize global capacity across internal
production facilities, joint ventures and
• Re-energize aftermarket segments to
improve margins and customer service
Meet the Authors:
Sabri, PhD, CFPIM, LSSMBB is
a strategy consulting director
with JDA Software and serves as
a visiting professor with the
University of Texas at Dallas.
Salim Shaikh, CPIM, CSCP
is a senior solution advisor at
JDA Software and a guest
speaker at the University of
Texas at Dallas.