Watt's S.A. Selects JDA Software Solutions to Improve Supply Chain Agility, Increase Service Levels and Reduce Cost

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Leading Chilean food producing company embarks on a supply chain transformation project to deliver unmatched customer service while supporting business growth.

Scottsdale, Ariz. – August 6, 2014 – JDA Software Group, Inc.

, today announced that Watt’s S.A., a leading food and beverage manufacturer headquartered in Chile, has selected JDA Manufacturing Planning(MPL) solutions  to help integrate, centralize and optimize its forecasting, production, distribution and inventory levels. JDA’s MPL solutions were selected after an extensive competitive selection process.


Watt's S.A. is a Chilean company, well known for the quality, flavor and diversity of its products sold in both local and international markets. Watt's products are consumed mainly in the domestic markets, but also exports part of its production, including specialty wines, to more than 30 countries. Furthermore, Watt's entered into the Asian Market in 2008 with the inauguration of a commercial office in Shanghai and the export of products through local distributors in China.


The JDA Manufacturing Planning solutions will help Watt’s improve its forecast accuracy and service levels to its customers and help Watt’s planning team optimize production plans based on available raw materials, packaging, cost and other variables.


Watt’s will leverage JDA® Sales and Operation Planning to help it make timelier and intelligent decisions to efficiently balance the forecast and production, and use the JDA® Inventory Optimization solution to help determine the optimal inventory levels during the different periods of year for finished products, raw material and vendor inventory. JDA® Space Planning will enable Watt’s to streamline the execution of top-level category plans with proven planogramming capabilities to increase customer satisfaction with demand-driven planning.


“JDA’s manufacturing planning and distribution solutions, experience, vision and methodology were the reasons why we selected JDA,” said Edgard Tepper, vice president of logistics, Watt's.The JDA team understood our market and business requirements and provided a tailor-made proposal that addressed all our needs. These JDA solutions will give us the competitive advantage we need to drive improved profitability and increased customer satisfaction.


In addition, Julian Labra, CIO, Watt's commented, “We spoke to JDA customers in South America and the U.S. and were impressed by the results and positive feedback they all shared about JDA. Additionally, the fact that JDA has had an office in Santiago, Chile for many years gives us added comfort that they are committed to the country and the region.” 


“We are very pleased to work with Chile’s leading food and beverage manufacturer in very strategic categories of their business,” said Antonio Boccalandro, group vice president of Latin America, JDA Software. “Watt’s has over eighty years of production and distribution experience in Latin America. JDA’s Manufacturing Planning Solutions will provide Watt’s the platform they need to support their continued growth and goals of reducing cost while simultaneously increasing customer service levels.”

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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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