Introduction to JDA Flowcasting

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Breaking down the walls between manufacturers and retailers requires new levels of technology and trust. Older planning systems cannot scale to track the impact of pricing, promotions and events on an item-within-each-store level where it is most important in matching consumer demand. The JDA® Flowcasting™ solution has solved that problem with a cloud-based collaborative forecasting and planning solution that enables trading partners to work together from a single forecast and plan to improve profitability, productivity and control. Learn more at www.flowcasting.com

The JDA Flowcasting solution enables you to:

◾ Align business plans for all supply chain partners through a single model of the business and one sell-through based forecast and demand plan
◾ Better match inventory levels to demand at each supply chain node to reduce inventory levels, costs and out-of-stocks
◾ Reduce forecast error and eliminate the bullwhip effect through a single version of the truth
◾ Increase profitability, productivity and control with a precise business plan agreed to by all participants through collaboration
◾ Leverage cloud deployment for optimal agility, visibility, consistency and return on investment

JDA’s highly experienced Flowcasting team can help both sides develop trust by building collaborative business plans where both achieve real benefits and a true “win-win” partnership. The result of this collaboration is a single, accurate, item-level forecast driving a single shared plan that is executed jointly by both partners to their mutual benefit.

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Introduction to JDA Flowcasting

  1. 1. JDA Flowcasting An Introduction to:
  2. 2. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL Manufacturers and Retailers Face Incredible Pressures Source: Improving On-Shelf Availability, Symphony IRI Group, April 2012 Source: Forecast Error Benchmarking Across Various Industries – Survey Results, Demand Planning Forecasting Blog, August 2012
  3. 3. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL Independent and Misaligned Goals Retailers & Manufacturers Both Struggle to Solve Problems…Independently Disconnected Models & Systems Create Uncertainty, Accountability Issues and Unnecessary Costs Supplier-Centric Planning Retailer-Centric Planning
  4. 4. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL The Problem? The Barrier Between Retailers & Manufacturers Hindering the ability to respond to true store demand changes.
  5. 5. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL Hence, Many Are Struggling “I’m carrying too much inventory” “I’m way below my service level goals.” “In certain categories, I’m perpetually out of stock.” “How do I eliminate the ‘surprises’ in my supply chain?” “Why is my forecast so off?” “What are my trading partners doing?” “I need to improve fill rates…but at a lower cost.” Improve Profitability? Increase Productivity? Gain Control? How Do I…
  6. 6. The JDA Solution
  7. 7. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL The Solution: JDA Flowcasting Eliminating Gaps in the Information Supply Chain Breaking down barriers between the retailer and manufacturer so both sides can better manage their end-to-end supply chain and become successful -- together D The Physical Retail Supply Chain The Information Retail Supply Chain Factory MDC RDC Store JDA Services JDA Cloud Never forecast what you can calculate!
  8. 8. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL Increase Profits. Improve Productivity. Gain Control. Better Decisions. Increased Control. JDA Flowcasting Imagine the Possibilities…
  9. 9. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL JDA FlowcastingJDA Flowcasting Retailers Realizing Results Missed Delivery Commitments Poor Promotion Performance Sub-optimal Assortments Out-of-Stocks Improved OTIF Deliveries More Effective Marketing Programs Enhanced Assortments Product Availability High Productivity | Increased MarginsBad Customer Experiences | Higher Landing Costs
  10. 10. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL JDA FlowcastingJDA Flowcasting Retailers Realizing Results Missed Delivery Commitments Poor Promotion Performance Sub-optimal Assortments Out-of-Stocks Improved OTIF Deliveries More Effective Marketing Programs Enhanced Assortments Product Availability High Productivity | Increased MarginsBad Customer Experiences | Higher Landing Costs
  11. 11. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL JDA FlowcastingJDA Flowcasting Manufacturers Making Strides Large Errors in Forecasting Poor Promotion Performance Inefficient Supply Chain Out-of-Stocks Forecast Accuracy Supply Chain Optimization Improved Promotion Effectiveness Product Availability Market Share Growth | Faster Speed-to-MarketLoss of Market Share | Slow Speed-to-Market
  12. 12. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL JDA FlowcastingJDA Flowcasting Manufacturers Making Strides Large Errors in Forecasting Poor Promotion Performance Inefficient Supply Chain Out-of-Stocks Forecast Accuracy Supply Chain Optimization Improved Promotion Effectiveness Product Availability Market Share Growth | Faster Speed-to-MarketLoss of Market Share | Slow Speed-to-Market
  13. 13. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL JDA FlowcastingJDA Flowcasting Better Together Independent Business Plans Silo’d Operational Plans Reactive Supply Chain Management Poor Issue Resolution One Holistic Forecast One Joint Executable Plan Proactive, Joint Supply Chain Management Root Cause Analysis Better Decision Making | Increased ProfitabilityUninformed Decisions | Reduced Profitability
  14. 14. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL JDA FlowcastingJDA Flowcasting Better Together Independent Business Plans Silo’d Operational Plans Reactive Supply Chain Management Poor Issue Resolution One Holistic Forecast One Joint Executable Plan Proactive, Joint Supply Chain Management Root Cause Analysis Better Decision Making | Increased ProfitabilityUninformed Decisions | Reduced Profitability
  15. 15. Why JDA Our Unique Selling Proposition
  16. 16. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL Proven. Results. Fast. Unparalleled scale supports largest of operations Global network of retail & manufacturing customers Tangible results Advanced analytics linked to prescriptive, actionable solutions Patented capabilities only JDA can deliver On point with GS1 / VICS JDA industry experts that help map your Flowcasting path are lead authors of Industry Guidelines Inventor of Flowcasting JDA’s proven history of applying technology to integrate siloed business processes
  17. 17. Copyright 2014 JDA Software Group, Inc. - CONFIDENTIAL Guided by the Industry’s Most Experienced Professionals 3,200 31 20 4,600Dedicated Supply Chain Experts Companies Countries Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chains Image courtesy: alpha
  18. 18. JDA Flowcasting www.flowcasting.com Learn More:

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