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M&S extends its investment in JDA Software
Nov '11
JDA Software Group Inc., The Supply Chain Company, announced that Marks & Spencer plc, the United Kingdom's leading retailer of quality clothing, food and home products, has licensed multiple solutions across JDA's best-of-breed supply chain management solutions, including JDA Allocation, JDA Demand, JDA Fulfillment, JDA Size Scaling and more, to help manage the efficient flow of non-food merchandise through national and regional distribution centers to its global store network. The transaction occurred in the third quarter of 2011.

As a global brand with more than 1,000 stores in over 40 countries, Marks & Spencer has been trusted by customers to offer high-quality products at a great value for more than 125 years. Marks & Spencer plans to use JDA solutions to help effectively manage product flow through a multi-tier international supply chain supporting a wide variety of Marks & Spencer product categories, ranging from high fashion to staple items, each of which requires differentiated strategies.

JDA Solutions to Help Improve Merchandising Processes and Operational Performance With annual revenue totaling £9.7 billion and more than 21 million customers visiting its stores each week, Marks & Spencer sought a provider of advanced retail supply chain technology to meet its corporate objectives.

“JDA Software has the proven retail solutions that will help Marks & Spencer deliver supply chain efficiencies across a broad portfolio of brands and categories,” said Andrew Skinner, merchandising director, Marks & Spencer.

“By leveraging JDA's solutions and support, Marks & Spencer expects to improve in-store availability, reduce end of-season markdowns, and increase the efficiency of our supply chain operations. JDA's technology will provide Marks & Spencer with the inventory visibility we need to make more profitable decisions, help match our strategic and tactical plans with local customer preferences and drive overall profitability.”

“JDA's comprehensive solutions and retail domain expertise are an ideal match for Marks & Spencer's long-term growth and strategic objectives. Our industry-leading solutions help leading retailers like Marks & Spencer streamline supply chain and category management processes and achieve tremendous bottom line results,” commented Razat Gaurav, senior vice president, EMEA, JDA Software.

“We look forward to helping Marks & Spencer drive consistent in-store availability and profitable replenishment to grow its core UK retail business and expand its international presence for continued success.”

JDA Software Group Inc., The Supply Chain Company, is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide.

Marks & Spencer is one of the UK's leading retailers. M&S sells high quality, great value clothing and home products as well as outstanding quality food.

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