JDA Software and Capgemini to Co-Present Consumer Goods Technology Webinar on Connecting at the Shelf

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Industry experts to discuss how consumer products manufacturers and retailers are collaborating to connect cross enterprise supply chains to the shelf

JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced that it will co-host a complimentary webinar with Capgemini and in conjunction with Consumer Goods Technology on Wednesday, Aug, 3 at 2 p.m. EDT entitled “Connecting at the Shelf: New Ways Consumer Products Manufacturers and Retailers Are Collaborating to Connect Their Supply Chains to the Shelf.”

The webinar will feature industry experts and shelf collaboration thought leaders Fred Baumann, vice president of industry strategies, JDA Software, and Ben Pivar, vice president and North American supply chain lead at Capgemini. Baumann and Pivar will outline the key capabilities needed to build a shelf-connected supply chain, as well as highlight real-world examples of customers who have achieved this ultimate goal. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the benefits of a shelf-connected supply chain, including:

  •     Synchronized demand and supply plans between retailers and consumer products manufacturers
  •     Accurate demand signals driven from the point of purchase
  •     Optimized local market assortments and planograms for each retail store
  •     Reduced network inventories and increased on-shelf availability
  •     Increased insights into the effectiveness of trade promotions, consumer marketing activities, seasonality, new products introductions and supply plans with near real-time analysis capabilities

“Trends in the consumer products world are emerging at an accelerated pace, driven by the new digitally connected and empowered consumer. To capitalize on rapidly changing buying behaviors, retailers and consumer products manufacturers must collaborate differently than they have in the past. They must quickly respond to consumer choices at the shelf and across all buying channels,” said Baumann. “Doing this effectively requires new processes that connect the shelf (or virtual shelf) to the entire supply chain to: develop localized assortments, shorten cycle times, set profitable flow strategies, reduce inventories, reduce costs and improve on shelf availability. This has prompted the emergence of a new trend: the shelf-connected supply chain.”

“Driven by the need to serve customers in the best way at the lowest cost, manufacturers and retailers are embracing collaborative planning at the shelf,” said Pivar. “This requires a new breed of technology that can cost-effectively scale to handle the vast amounts of data captured at the point of purchase to drive millions of decisions.”

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Registration Info: Click here to register!

Get Involved:
Join the live conversation on Twitter using the #shelfconnect hashtag or follow our webinar hosts and speakers at @JDASoftware, @CGTMagazine, @capgemini, and @BenPivar.

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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, delivered via the JDA® Private Cloud, provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise.

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This media alert contains forward-looking statements that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by words such as “can,” “will,” “ensure,” “help,” “enable” and “expect” and other words with forward-looking connotations. In this press release, such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, remarks that a shelf-connected supply chain can offer certain benefits. to companies. The occurrence of future events may involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: (a) certain strategies and solutions may not perform exactly as anticipated; (b) there may be implementation and integration problems associated with our solutions; and (c) other risks detailed from time to time in the “Risk Factors” section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information relating to the uncertainty affecting our business is contained in our filings with the SEC. As a result of these and other risks, actual results may differ materially from those predicted. JDA is not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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JDA Software Group, Inc.
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Scottsdale, Ariz. 85260


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