SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--JDA Software Group, Inc. has announced the latest release of its supply chain planning suite comprised of more than 20 applications. It is part of JDA eight, the recently announced JDA solution release that unifies supply chain planning, optimization and business analytics on a single platform for deployment in the cloud, said a release.
Major innovations now available in JDA's supply chain planning suite include inline analytics, process-driven workflows, packaged event-response levers, consolidated demand signals and in-memory technologies.
JDA's latest supply chain planning suite introduces inline analytics, the next generation of analytics that go beyond visibility to offer diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics that provide the "why", "what if" and "what's optimal" insights necessary to take action. With analytics embedded within the processing platform, planners can respond to changes and resolve disruptions immediately, said the company.
The suite also offers role- and task-based workflows allowing planners to perform all tasks for a given business process. Process-driven workflows with a consistent user interface allow planners to fulfill their job functions seamlessly, intuitively and efficiently. By removing the operational silos typically present when crossing from one supply chain application to the next, JDA's supply chain planning suite allows organizations to enhance employee productivity, reduce training time and improve customer service, said the company.
With this release JDA also introduces Agile Workbench with JDA Supply Chain Planner, which offers incremental planning workflows that guide master production planners through optimal resolution actions in response to supply chain disruptions. The solution provides visibility to exception events prioritized by business impact. Built-in analytics automatically diagnose root causes and constraints and then suggest the most profitable resolution actions from a library of packaged resolution levers. Using fast, in-memory simulation capability, planners can evaluate selected levers and immediately see impact before taking final actions.
JDA Demand 360, a new module of JDA Demand and part of the JDA supply chain planning suite, offers dynamic data aggregation and disaggregation through highly efficient in-memory processing.