JDA Software, The Supply Chain Company, is a leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing solutions. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies to make decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results.
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. The company chose JDA to improve its service levels, and create direct alignment from its suppliers through to its multiple distribution lanes, hubs and worldwide markets.
Supply chain professionals say that integrated planning and execution is key for market responsiveness and operational efficiency, but often think of it as integrating demand planning with supply chain execution. However, integrating transportation planning with warehouse management allows both systems to understand the constraints under which each function operates so plans are not created that cannot be executed.
Supply chain management has evolved into a science with chief supply chain officers in command of global supply chains at many corporations. Although profitability continues to be paramount, the business environment for manufacturers has become more challenging. For many manufacturing companies, achieving end-to-end supply chain excellence is a top priority.