JDA Software Announces Successful Implementation of Advanced Warehouse Replenishment at Pan-Nordic Company

VSD Logistics Drives Distribution Efficiencies for Multiple Business Channels, Trading Partners and Global Suppliers

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JDA Software Announces Successful Implementation of Advanced Warehouse Replenishment at Pan-Nordic Company
VSD Logistics Drives Distribution Efficiencies for Multiple Business Channels, Trading Partners and Global Suppliers

Scottsdale, Ariz. - April 17, 2003 - JDA® Software Group, Inc. announced the successful implementation of JDA Portfolio® at VSD Logistics Nordic, a fourth party logistics company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. VSD Logistics licensed Advanced Warehouse Replenishment by E3® in first quarter 2003 to deliver a common purchasing platform to handle the complex replenishment requirements between its global network of 800 suppliers, 30 import trading partners and four diverse business channels.

VSD Logistics distributes a wide array of global products including wines, sprits, beer, cider and soft drinks to a variety of business channels including wholesalers, off trade government-owned monopolies, retail and duty free. According to Øystein Rønningen, VSD Logistics’ managing director, JDA’s highly scaleable forecasting and replenishment solution is enabling the Company to increase efficiencies across its vast distribution network by balancing optimum inventory levels with a significant reduction in inventory investments.

“VSD Logistic’s multifaceted business model requires sophisticated logistics solutions,” commented Rønningen. “With Warehouse Replenishment at the heart of our total integrated logistics management system, we have achieved superior purchasing quality and stock control. Plus we’ve gained significant savings by reducing inventory capital spending. This has enabled us to invest in additional supply chain solutions intended to enhance our customers’ competitive advantage.”

“Warehouse Replenishment has set in motion significant top-level inventory management synergies throughout our supply chain,” added Rønningen. “Once we’ve implemented the solution across all the Nordic countries, for the first time we’ll employ a single point system that can successfully manage inventory replenishment for all business segments.”
Leveraging Expertise Across the Supply Chain
VSD Logistics is committed to providing superior logistics support using best of breed solutions such as Warehouse Replenishment so that their clients can focus on core areas of competence.
“Our clients are experts at sales and marketing and don’t want to be bothered with the logistics of supply chain management. The short time frame needed to implement Warehouse Replenishment has reconfirmed our market leading abilities to deliver the superior logistics expertise that enable our clients to continue to do what they do best,” stated Rønningen.
Commenting on the successful implementation at VSD Logistics, Peter Charness, JDA’s senior vice president, global marketing and chief product officer, stated, “Logistics leadership is critical for companies seeking to establish competitive advantage through supply chain management. We are pleased that in VSD Logistic’s quest to be the logistics leader across the Nordic region, Warehouse Replenishment is delivering sophisticated, high quality forecasting and replenishment to drive profitable distribution across VSD Logistic’s supply chains.”
VSD Logistic’s Warehouse Replenishment implementation project began formally in January 2003 and after comprehensive buyer training, the solution initially was rolled out to Norway and Sweden in March 2003. VSD Logistics expects the secondary roll out of Warehouse Replenishment to extend to additional Nordic countries.

ABOUT VSD Logistics Nordic
VSD Logistics is a leading Nordic organization offering some of the most competitive and flexible logistics services in terms of time, costs and quality in diverse business channels. The company’s potential is not rooted in any certain type of products, but in logistics solutions which include capabilities to handle most products, today sourced on Fast Moving Consumer Goods within the beverage industry. VSD Logistics Nordic handles all logistics activities; stock management & purchase, sales and purchase forecasting, inbound transport administration, storing, pick and pack, order receiving and customer service, outbound distribution and invoicing, for the importer clients. Founded in Norway in 1996, with offices in the other Nordic countries. For more details, visit , call +46 8 522 804 00 / +47 23 24 97 00, or email info@vsdlogistics.com .

ABOUT JDA SOFTWARE
With more than 4,800 retail, manufacturing and wholesale clients in 60 countries, JDA Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS) is a global leader in delivering integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain. By capitalizing on its market position and financial strength, JDA commits significant resources to advancing JDA Portfolio, its suite of merchandising, POS, analytic and collaborative solutions that improve revenues, efficiency and customer focus. Founded in 1985, JDA is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and employs more than 1,200 associates operating from 32 offices in major cities throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more details, visit www.jda.com , call 1-800-479-RETAIL (7382) or email info@jda.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include any implication that our solutions will increase efficiencies or reduce inventories in the manner experienced by VSD Logistics, or that VSD will in fact expand its use of the JDA solutions. Future events may involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, uncertainties that arise from the introduction of new versions and new functionality, the uncertainties inherent in the retail and wholesale industries, and other risks detailed from time to time in the “Risk Factors” section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these and other risks, actual results may differ materially from those predicted. We undertake no obligation to update information in this release.
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