Coke bottler further improves forecast accuracy, increases customer service levels, reduces inventory and enhances planning and productivity

JDA Software Group has announced that Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, with 6,000 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenue, has upgraded its JDA Software supply chain management solutions to Version 7.4, including JDA Demand, JDA Fulfillment and JDA Transportation Planning, all powered by Manugistics.

Coca-Cola Consolidated expects to further improve forecast accuracy, customer service levels, order fill rates and on-time deliveries with the support of JDA Software.

"We decided to upgrade our current solutions to leverage the unparalleled supply chain innovation, that the JDA solutions provide to continue to deliver industry leading results," said Brett Frankenberg, director of supply chain planning, Coca-Cola Consolidated.

JDA Software's Supply Chain Optimisation and Transportation & Logistics Management solutions allow companies to respond rapidly to shifts in consumer demand, as well as manage, optimise and execute the strategic, operational and tactical business processes that transform the supply chain into a strategic differentiator.

"We hope to further improve our planning efficiency and productivity to set a stronger foundation for the continued growth and expansion of Coca-Cola Consolidated through use of this software solution," Frankenberg added.

Coca-Cola Consolidated also utilises JDA Collaborate, JDA Freight Audit & Payment and JDA Shipment Execution, all powered by Manugistics. Commenting on the comprehensiveness of the systems and how the company has benefited, Frankenberg said, "JDA's products provide clear financial and operating results while improving our capability and capacity. They have enabled us to take on the future. If you're not enabled, you start missing opportunities, which negatively affect customer service levels on one end and product obsolescence on the other. We certainly would not be as successful without JDA Software."

David Johnston, JDA Software senior vice president of manufacturing and wholesale distribution, said, "JDA's innovative supply chain solution enabled Coca-Cola Consolidated to achieve substantial inventory reductions while also delivering significant improvements in customer service levels. Additionally, sales from new product introductions improved greatly. More and more companies are focusing on achieving true supply chain optimisation excellence in a quest to deliver improved market responsiveness, better lifecycle management, optimised network-wide inventory levels, increased customer service levels, and reduced logistics costs. JDA Software has continually delivered innovation that provides manufacturers, wholesale distributors and retailers with unparalleled optimisation and visibility into the extended supply chain that enables them to delight their customers and shareholders alike."

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