JDA Software Group has announced that Virgin Stores, a retailer of cultural products, has selected the company’s space & category management and allocation & replenishment suites to support its initiatives to drive increased sales and customer service levels, as well as enhance employee productivity with improved space management processes and a centralized replenishment system.
Virgin Stores is implementing JDA Space Planning and JDA Intactix Knowledge Base to execute category plans that optimize the position, performance and layout of product categories, as well as combine business intelligence with critical decision support to help increase profitability and customer satisfaction. Virgin Stores is simultaneously installing JDA Advanced Store Replenishment, which is expected to enable it to better manage its inventory forecasting and replenishment requirements, leading to decreased out-of-stocks, reduced inventory levels and improved labor savings.
The retailer expects to launch a pilot program using the JDA suites for its non-publishing products, such as accessories and stationery, in April 2009.
Laurent Fiscal, general manager of strategy and markets for Virgin Stores, said: JDA has a reputation for providing fast ROI, and that’s why we selected its robust, best-of-breed solutions to support our strategic business objectives.
After evaluating software offerings from other vendors, we realized that JDA’s solutions had the ability to deliver truly optimized planning, order execution and management processes, as well as tailored, localized assortments based on consumer demand, all of which will ultimately lead to increased customer satisfaction and sales.