Scottsdale, Ariz. JDA Software Group announced that Chico’s FAS is live with JDA Allocation and JDA Workforce Management across its three retail banners: Chico’s, White House|Black Market and Soma Intimates.
The $1.7 billion retailer, which operates more than 1,080 stores throughout the United States and direct-to-consumer channels, leveraged JDA Strategic Services to install JDA Allocation at all three brands in less than six months. The first major Chico’s FAS brand went live with the industry-leading Allocation solution within four months. JDA Workforce Management was rolled out to all Chico’s FAS stores in an unprecedented seven months.
“Speed to value was critical to our decision to undergo a rapid deployment of the JDA solutions,” said Jeff Jones, COO, Chico’s. “JDA Allocation has helped us quickly and effectively optimize store-specific allocations across our entire retail enterprise. Already, we’ve realized an improvement in inventory turns and reduced stock-outs. With JDA Workforce Management, our stores went from a manual scheduling process to one that’s now automated, enabling us to improve scheduling and service for our customers.”
According to Jones, the company relied heavily on the expertise and best-practice processes that the JDA Strategic Services team brought to the project.
“As a result, we completed our aggressive implementation on time and on budget, as well as enhanced our overall business processes while managing to maintain the individuality of the three brands,” he said.