London & Scottsdale Ariz. – March 31, 2010 – JDA Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) today announced that Bugaboo International BV has selected the Agile Business Process Platform and solutions for demand, supply planning and order fulfillment developed by i2 Technologies, Inc. to increase product flexibility and configurability, improve customer service levels and lower inventory levels. The Netherlands-based design company for iconic mobility products, with a product range of baby strollers and accessories, made the selection in the fourth quarter of 2009. JDA completed its acquisition of i2 on Jan. 28, 2010.
The demand and supply planning solutions selected by Bugaboo are designed to enable improved forecast accuracy and customer delivery performance while optimizing investments in inventory. The fulfillment solution is a high-performance, order-promising application that helps increase delivery confidence and enhance supply utilization, resulting in improved customer service levels and higher flexibility. The supply chain platform supports closed-loop supply chain management and accelerates communication between planning and execution. The Agile Business Process Platform can help bring greater speed, agility, quality and cost efficiency to any supply chain.
“We selected the solutions developed by i2 to support agility in our business and to increase our service levels to our consumers while maintaining a cost-effective business model. In addition, we expect that the flexibility gained by this platform will provide us with a competitive advantage by offering our consumers greater flexibility in ordering Bugaboo’s products. We selected the solutions based on the company’s large number of customers and proven technology,” said Henk-Jan Groeneveld, supply chain director, Bugaboo.
“In today’s dynamic retail environment, intense competition is driving retailers to increase supply chain visibility and improve customer service levels while lowering inventory,” said Brian Mort, JDA Software regional vice president, EMEA. “Anticipating and incorporating demand into retail merchandising and supply chain management processes will help retailers quickly respond to changes in consumer demand for improved service and profits.”
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) is a leading global provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA’s multiple service options provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise. To learn more, visit www.jda.com or e-mail [email protected]
About Bugaboo International BV
Bugaboo is a Dutch design company that produces iconic mobility products. Bugaboo was founded in 1999 by designer Max Barenbrug and physician Eduard Zanen. Bugaboo has headquarters in Amsterdam and a network of offices around the world. With a mission is to inspire every person on the move, Bugaboo’s passion for innovation results in products that inspire people to get out and explore the world. For more information, please visit www.bugaboo.com.