JDA Software Group Inc.
JDA Software Group Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., joined forces with Supplemental Software Solutions, Greensboro, N.C., to release the Supplemental Business Intelligence Kits (BI Kits). The new solution can be used with JDA’s Advanced Store Replenishment (ASR) by E3 and with Advanced Warehouse Replenishment (AWR) by E3 supply chain solutions. Retailers and wholesale distributors using the ASR or AWR applications can easily install the new BI Kits to gain advanced analysis and reporting capabilities. By continually tracking and analyzing key business-performance data, the BI Kits enable users to run on-demand reports to identify and resolve performance issues as they occur. As a result, companies can use these reports to reduce out-of-stocks, improve forecast accuracy and optimize inventory levels.
ADT, Boca Raton, Fla., is pioneering a source-tagging system based on the Visual Source (VS) Tag concept. By combining the benefits of hard tags for textiles with in-factory fitting, the system ensures that items are protected by the SuperTag VS hard tag from the point of production through the point of sale. The hard, visible tags are small and lightweight, and are made with acousto-magnetic detection technology that offer the highest levels of detection on the market. They also provide dual protection for the retailer. First, they deter potential shoplifters since they are visible to the public. Second, merchandise now arrives at the retailer’s distribution center correctly tagged. Thus, there is no need for in-store tagging which can lead to damaged merchandise and less time to devote to store-level operations.