JDA Announces Winners of the 2014 Real Results Awards

Nine leading retail, manufacturing and distribution companies from around the globe to receive recognition for demonstrating innovation and business-process excellence at JDA FOCUS 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--()--JDA® Software Group, Inc., today announced winners of their 2014 Real Results Awards. Nine companies across five countries that have achieved industry-leading results and transformational benefits through deployment of JDA’s innovative and proven solutions and services will be honored at FOCUS 2014, JDA’s 24th annual global conference April 27-30 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

JDA Real Results Awards is in its ninth year. This year’s winners were selected from among JDA’s more than 4,000 global customers and represent companies that have the best supply chain success stories. Selected by a panel of JDA executives, the 2014 Real Results Award winners achieved measurable return on investment, developed innovative approaches to supply chain processes, and collaborated beyond traditional supply chain boundaries.

“Many of these companies are saving tens of millions of dollars using our solutions,” said Hamish Brewer, chief executive officer, JDA Software. “These winners showcase business and supply chain transformation at its very best, and represent a wide array of industries where JDA is helping customers grow their profits. Our solutions and services continue to help organizations of all sizes deliver greater value and results within their businesses and we are very pleased to see some of the tremendous success these customers have enjoyed.”

The 2014 Real Results Award winners are:

Chalifour Canada

Chalifour Canada, one of the largest wholesale distributors of hardware and building materials in Canada, serves home improvement entrepreneurs in every province and territory. The company’s award-winning “Power Strategy” merchandising programs adapt to a range of store formats, providing its customers with complete turn-key retail and merchandising solutions. By partnering with JDA to transform its space planning processes, Chalifour Canada created more than 330 dynamic planograms across three departments. As a result, the company gained market share nationally and increased its in-store footprint by 120 percent, while delivering a 200 percent increase in planogram sales over the past three years.

Farmacias del Ahorro

As the number-one pharmaceutical chain in Mexico, Farmacias del Ahorro is famous for focusing on its customers’ wellbeing. The retailer partnered with JDA to transform its manual warehouse operations at a time when its operations tripled in size. The new warehouse model has resulted in more efficient service levels and a differentiated customer experience in its drugstores. The retailer has reduced its days of inventory significantly, increased its picking productivity by 500 percent and improved its fill rates. The transformation has yielded more than $100 million in savings over the past seven years and continues to deliver value to the business.

Grupo Damm

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Grupo Damm is one of the most prestigious breweries in the Spanish market. The company upgraded its JDA transportation management solutions to reduce total freight cost and improve customer service. Today, Grupo Damm plans and optimizes 1,000 partial orders, while considering resource availability, multiple sources and modes, and a complex tariff model. By simplifying its transportation management process, the company has reduced its administrative work by 84 weekly hours, and saved €1.1 million in annual freight costs. Grupo Damm also increased truck capacity utilization by 11.8 percent, reducing empty miles per truck by 5.8 percent.

Murphy USA

Murphy USA operates a chain of more than 1,200 convenience stores and gas stations. When the company was spun off from Murphy Oil Corporation in 2013, it realized that its growth strategy required the rapid deployment of best-in-class solutions to maximize profits. By using JDA’s category management solutions in the cloud, Murphy revamped its merchandise mix across all store formats, and is targeting an increase in sales. Murphy is already reaping benefits from its JDA solutions and estimates that over three years it will save $700,000 in internal system costs, in addition to saving $200,000 annually in IT and operational efficiencies.

SanDisk Corporation

SanDisk is a global leader in flash storage solutions whose solutions can be found at more than 260,000 retail stores worldwide. SanDisk partnered with JDA to increase its supply chain flexibility and responsiveness. Through a carefully planned manufacturing and inventory strategy SanDisk significantly shortened its frozen production plan and scaled its supply chain to ship nearly two million units daily. This enabled the company to improve its safety stock and on-time delivery performance by over 10 percent, and deliver on the original promise date over 95 percent of the time. These efforts have earned SanDisk multiple top supplier awards from retailers and OEM partners.

TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity designs and manufactures the electronic connectors, components and systems inside the products that are changing the world. To improve its supply chain responsiveness, the $13 billion technology leader partnered with JDA for transportation management and sales and operations planning. Today, it manages more than 80 percent of its global outbound shipments across all modes, contributing to a $9.4 million reduction in freight spend, using JDA’s transportation management solution in the cloud. It has also established a rolling 18-month forecast at the part-number level to help it maximize agility, increasing forecast accuracy by an average of 8 percent.


Based in Bogotá, Colombia, with operations in Mexico and Chile, Team is a leading producer of margarines, vegetable oils and products for the bakery, food service and institutional segment of the food industry. The innovative and environmentally responsible organization embarked on a journey with JDA to achieve process excellence and efficiency across its complex supply chain. By improving its S&OP process and network design capabilities, Team has increased its EBITDA by 67 percent and its sales volume by 33 percent. It has also decreased its forecast error rate by 23 percent, as well as reduced its stock-outs by 40 percent.

United Facilities

United Facilities offers a range of public and contract warehousing services to clients in the consumer goods and automotive sectors. It leverages JDA’s solutions for warehouse and labor management in the cloud to deliver competitive rates and inventory turns. Today, it processes thousands of complex orders per year, leveraging parallel allocation and picking to generate savings of 40 minutes per order. United Facilities has realized a 12 percent savings for its customers by transitioning to a variable rate structure, and reduced overtime costs by 21 percent as a result of improvements in labor performance.


As the nation’s largest drugstore chain, Walgreens is creating a new “Well Experience” in its stores to provide convenient products and services that help consumers get, stay and live well. To support localized offerings in its new and remodeled store formats, the retailer worked with JDA to enhance its space and floor planning processes. Using JDA’s solutions, Walgreens tripled its planogram library and increased its merchandiser bandwidth by 300 percent, without adding any resources. It also eliminated 97 percent of its planogram-to-store errors by automating its planning processes.

Meet the Winners at FOCUS 2014

FOCUS 2014 will feature more than 250 content-rich sessions including customer-led presentations, Special Interest Group meetings, product discussions and hands-on workshops. FOCUS is designed to offer attendees best-practice knowledge, one-on-one training from JDA solution experts and the opportunity to network with industry peers, supply chain experts, technology partners and more. To register today and learn more about FOCUS 2014, please visit www.jda.com/focus.

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About JDA Software Group, Inc.

JDA Software is the leading provider of supply chain, manufacturing planning, retail planning, store operations and collaborative category management solutions. JDA’s innovative solutions and unmatched industry expertise help companies streamline their supply chain, optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels, and deliver increased profits. As a result, JDA’s solutions have become the industry standard for more than 4,000 of the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors. To learn more, visit jda.com or email info@jda.com.

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Stephen Phillips, 214-294-2237
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JDA® Software Group, Inc., today announced winners of their 2014 Real Results Awards


JDA Software Group, Inc.
Stephen Phillips, 214-294-2237
Public Relations Manager