JDA Software, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Planalytics to Co-Present Supply Chain Council Webinar

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Industry experts to discuss the key strategies and innovative products that are enabling Scotts to achieve its vision to be a world-class supply chain with exceptional store service levels

Scottsdale, Ariz. – April 23, 2012 – JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced it will co-present a complimentary webinar entitled: “Building a Shelf Connected Supply Chain that Even the Weather Can’t Beat” with Scotts Miracle-Gro, Planalytics and in conjunction with The Supply Chain Council on Thursday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

The webinar will explore how Scotts has evolved its supply chain to be highly agile and adaptive to demand signals at the shelf. In addition, Scotts will share insights on how they utilize regional and seasonal weather patterns to better understand demand and work with their customer’s merchandising teams to sustain high customer service while consistently delivering cost savings. Scotts, JDA and Planalytics will highlight three key go-to-market strategies:

  •     Utilizing weather-driven demand and the link into demand planning
  •     Segmenting the supply chain to profitably serve your customer base
  •     Building customer collaboration programs that leverage shelf-level demand signals to drive improved distribution and manufacturing plans

The webinar will feature the following speakers:

  •     Nicole Rager, senior director, orders-to-cash and demand planning, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  •     Fred Bauman, vice president, industry strategy, JDA Software
  •     Scott Bernhardt, president, Planalytics

They will discuss how Scotts has achieved supply chain advantage in a seasonally-driven business with best-in-class integrated demand and supply management tools and weather pattern recognition capabilities from JDA Software and Planalytics.

Individuals wanting to attend this free webinar can register by clicking here

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About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. 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. To learn more, visit http://www.jda.com or e-mail info@jda.com.

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