JDA Software Supports $7.7 Billion Rexel S.A.’s Global Distribution and Logistics Strategy

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JDA Software Supports $7.7 Billion Rexel S.A.’s Global Distribution and Logistics Strategy

Global Electrical Parts Supplier Leverages JDA Portfolio® As Part of a Global Optimization Strategy, Reaches Record Fulfillment Levels and Guarantees Product Delivery Within 24 Hours

Scottsdale, Ariz. - August 1, 2002 - JDA® Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: JDAS) announced that Rexel S. A., the world leader in the distribution of electrical parts and supplies with $7.7 billion (€8 billion) in worldwide sales, is able to guarantee product delivery within 24 hours, while improving product availability with record service levels of 95 percent using the support of JDA Portfolio® Advanced Replenishment Solutions by E3®. Rexel rolled out Advanced Warehouse Replenishment by E3® across Europe and part of the US in conjunction with the adoption of a new generation of 12 distribution centers across France, UK, Portugal and Germany. This implementation is a direct result of an extensive global optimization strategy that includes advanced logistics and replenishment initiatives.
JDA Provides Key to Rexel’s Inventory Replenishment Optimization
Rexel initially licensed Warehouse Replenishment™ in 1995. According to Pierre Montaulieu, Rexel Group vice president of logistics, JDA’s replenishment solution supports the company’s efforts to centralize inventory replenishment at its state-of-the-art distribution centers.
“JDA’s advanced warehouse replenishment solution plays an integral role in facilitating Rexel’s timely inventory replenishment. The solution takes into account our desire to integrate the logistics process, optimize order management while taking into account buying conditions and forecasting. With the support of JDA, we have increased our service level to 95 percent,” stated Montaulieu.
“We congratulate Rexel for their global optimization strategy efforts,” commented Andrew Blatherwick, managing director Europe, Middle East and Africa operations. “It is satisfying to know that Rexel attributes a portion of its impressive ROI at its distribution centers to our Warehouse Replenishment solution. With over 550 retail, distribution, wholesale and manufacturing clients throughout the world relying on Portfolio solutions for results similar to these reported by Rexel, JDA maintains its leadership role in enabling our clients to fulfill customer needs profitably on reduced inventory levels and improved in-stock rates.”
Rexel S.A., a $7.7 billion subsidiary of French retailing giant Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, is the world leader in the distribution of electrical parts and supplies addressing the needs of electricians, craftsmen, contractors, industrial and commercial firms, specialized mass retailers and local municipalities. Rexel boasts more than 1,900 branches in 33 countries and 25,000 employees worldwide.
With more than 4,600 retail, wholesale and manufacturing 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 1,400 associates operating from 36 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.
We do not believe this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Nevertheless, if remarks in this press release are considered to be “forward-looking” or to have forward-looking implications (including Mr. Blatherwick’s statement concerning JDA Portfolio’s ability to enable clients to fulfill customer needs profitably on reduced inventory levels and improved in stock rates) we would remind our investors and prospective investors that future events may involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the risk that the software may not produce the desired results. Other risks and uncertainties that may affect our business are detailed from time to time in the “Risks 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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