JDA Software Group, Inc., today announced that CONAD Adriatico a 355-store grocery cooperative in Italy that belongs to the CONAD National Consortium will implement JDA® Advanced Warehouse Replenishment to optimize its replenishment operations. This software implementation is aimed at identifying and innovating processes to increase integration throughout the supply chain, from stores to vendors leading to a significant reduction in logistics expenses and inventory carrying costs, as well as better service to cooperative members. JDA Services will support the implementation.
By bringing together 355 independent grocers in the regions of Marche, Abruzzo, Molise, Puglia and Basilicata as well as in neighboring Albania and Kosovo CONAD Adriatico already achieves a number of purchasing and supply chain efficiencies. This cooperative is part of the larger CONAD Group, which collectively represents one of the largest grocery retailers in Italy. While this is the first JDA software implementation for CONAD Adriatico, JDA solutions are already utilized by other cooperatives within CONAD Group.
“Based on the positive feedback and business benefits achieved by our sister companies, JDA was a natural choice for CONAD Adriatico to support our strategic supply chain transformation effort,” said Mirco Papili, chief information and logistics officer for CONAD Adriatico.
In order to satisfy its customers and offer them the best service at the best price, CONAD Adriatico turned to JDA to help drive costs out of its replenishment operations. JDA Advanced Warehouse Replenishment will provide a single view of warehouse and point-of-sale replenishment needs, based on accurate SKU-level forecasts. With these forecasts as inputs, the JDA solution will define profitable inventory policies, including new delivery schemes that focus on shipping products directly from vendors to peripheral warehouses. These new initiatives will maximize the productivity of CONAD Adriatico’s internal warehouse operations, while also significantly reducing logistics and inventory expenses.
“Our goal is to achieve a supply chain transformation that strikes the right balance between stock ownership and store inventory needs,” explained Papili. “We will also minimize order fragmentation by determining the right purchasing frequency for each product, while also considering such logistics constraints as truckload capacity utilization and minimum order quantities, all while striving to deliver the highest level of service offered to our cooperative members”
“JDA has already helped other companies within CONAD Group to address their supply chain challenges and now we are delighted to partner with CONAD Adriatico on its implementation of JDA Advanced Warehouse Replenishment,” said Andrew Kirkwood, regional vice president EMEA at JDA. “Our goal is to help members of the CONAD Adriatico cooperative operate in a more profitable manner, by driving costs and inefficiencies out of their replenishment processes.”
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About Conad Adriatico
CONAD Adriatico (conad.it) is a cooperative of grocery retailers, and is a part of CONAD national consortium. A company driven by typically cooperative values, CONAD Adriatico puts the individual at the center of its own development, achieved thanks to 278 cooperative members, that are independent entrepreneurs operating in 211 municipalities of five Adriatic regions - Marche, Abruzzo, Molise, Puglia, Basilicata -, and in Albania and Kosovo, and thanks to 4,598 employees. In 2014, CONAD Adriatico turnover was of 888 million Euros, with an increase of more than 11 million over the previous year equal to a growth of +1.3 per cent. Conad Adriatico is the first cooperative of the CONAD system to have developed outside of Italy, in Albania and Kosovo, thanks to local entrepreneurs who joined the cooperative as members
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