LONDON & SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JDA FocusConnect 2016--JDA Software Group, Inc. today announced it has surpassed twin milestones of over 300 patents granted and over 400 both granted and pending. These numbers represent the largest patent portfolio in the field of supply chain management technology for any company or institution. This is a testament to JDA’s long-standing and continuing innovation as modern supply chains move to digitization, real-time visibility, intelligent and autonomous decision-making, and self-learning.
“Innovation is the lifeblood of JDA, and it drives the technology we bring to market to address customers’ current and future needs,” said Kelly Thomas, chief product officer, JDA. “This milestone of more than 400 patents granted and pending not only speaks to our 30+ year heritage living and breathing supply chain technology, but to our team of experts that deeply understand the market, technology and our customers. We put a heavy emphasis on R&D at JDA, recognizing the importance innovation plays in developing the solutions customers need to thrive in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing omni-channel world.”
In 2016, JDA filed patents in areas such as scenario management, inventory and demand planning, and self-learning supply chains. One of the patents JDA filed is around the notion of the self-learning supply chain, which involves knowing when something is out of stock, what caused it, whether that be surge in demand, inventory issues such as missed shipments or deliveries, or weather or traffic conditions. Next-generation supply chains will be able to leverage self-learning to understand correlations between cause and effect, and proactively remedy potential issues before they even happen.
JDA Labs, formalized two years ago, has accelerated innovation at JDA, with a corresponding acceleration of patent filings. The JDA Labs’“‘think tank“ team of data scientists, user experience researchers and technologists have one overarching mission: look toward the future and innovate. For example, JDA Labs used the latest machine learning and visualization techniques to deliver the technology that underscores JDA Retail.me, an entirely re-imagined solution for retail planning, enabling retailers to connect product selection, ranging and buying decisions with customers through big data intelligence. The JDA Labs global research and development team is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
“Every day, my team is laser focused on delivering game-changing new products, winning patents and developing revolutionary best practices that will shape the future supply chain, while delivering incredible results for our customers,” said Suresh Acharya, head of JDA Labs, JDA. “By applying the world's leading innovation practices to shorten the lead time from idea to launch across JDA's entire portfolio, the JDA Labs team is creating new opportunities for customers to seize leadership across their end-to-end supply chains as well.”
- Hear sessions at JDA FocusConnect 2016 from the JDA Labs team: Innovation that Excites (Wednesday, November 9, 10:00 a.m.), The Self Learning Supply Chain: Leveraging Machine Learning to Drive Immediate Results! (Wednesday, November 9, 3:00 p.m.)
- Learn more about JDA Labs here.
- Meet the JDA Labs team in this video.
- Hear JDA’s head of JDA Labs talk about data science and machine learning in this JDA TV episode.
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA Software is the leading provider of seamless supply chain planning and execution solutions for retailers, manufacturers, logistics providers and wholesale distributors. Our unmatched solution portfolio enables our clients to reduce costs, increase profitability and improve visibility so they can deliver on customer promises every time. More than 4,000 global customers run JDA, including 78 of the top 100 retailers, 78 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 8 of the top 10 3PLs. With JDA, you can plan to deliver. www.jda.com
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