Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Gloria Jeans opts for JDA Software to expand retail business

JDA Software Group Inc announced that Gloria Jeans Corporation, one of the largest European manufacturers and retailers of denim and family apparel, has licensed JDA Portfolio Merchandise Management and the JDA Enterprise Planning suite to enable the growth of its retail business and provide visibility into the supply chain, allowing for more strategic decision-making capabilities.

Gloria Jeans provides denim and apparel products to more than 6,600 wholesale outlets, in addition to its 70 company-owned and 220 partner-owned stores. The company conducts retail and manufacturing operations in three countries, including Russia, Ukraine and Byelorussia, and operates production facilities in Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Turkey.

Gloria Jeans selected JDA Software’s highly functional, best-of-breed solutions to support its strategic focus on transitioning from a wholesaler to a combined retailer-wholesaler model.

“We recognized that JDA is the leader in the fashion/apparel retail software industry and would be able to provide the expertise and the right solution for our strategic business objectives,” said Vladimir Melnikov, chief executive officer of CJSC, Gloria Jeans Corporation.

“In order for us to implement best fashion retail practices, specifically in the area of inventory management and planning, we required a robust system that accurately manages the flow of information throughout our enterprise, ultimately resulting in profitable growth.”

Arnaud Decarsin, JDA regional vice president, said, “Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top brands in Russia, Gloria Jeans is an undisputed market leader for denim and family apparel. JDA is very proud to be a part of Gloria Jeans’ retail expansion and we are confident that our proven solutions will enable them to achieve their business objectives now and will support their future strategic goals.”

JDA’s Portfolio Merchandise Management solution ensures timely, accurate transaction information across the enterprise as the foundation for inventory optimization.

The JDA Enterprise Planning suite is a collaborative and configurable, workflow-driven planning solution that synchronizes all planning metrics and reconciles them throughout the enterprise. The entire suite consists of JDA Enterprise Planning, JDA Assortment Planning, JDA Allocation and JDA Enterprise Knowledge Base.

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