JDA Software Group has helped Office Depot France improve its supply chain efficiency and become a more profitable business, winning JDA a place on Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s list of the 100 Great Supply Chain Projects for 2015.
Office Depot France sells more than 9,000 products and operates 56 stores across France. The retailer implemented a suite of JDA Category Management products, including JDA Space Planning, JDA Floor Planning and JDA Space Automation. With numerous stores and a large product range, Office Depot France needed to quickly make changes across each store’s planograms in the most efficient manner, optimizing its investments in stock while also tailoring product ranges to meet local consumer preferences.
Since implementing JDA’s Category Management solutions, Office Depot France says it has realized significant productivity and efficiency gains. The company has reduced the time required to compare individual store planograms from two hours to one minute. For new product ranges, Office Depot France has saved two weeks a year in planogram generation time.
The JDA implementation has also improved forecasting and analysis capabilities, as the retailer can now easily see how well store layouts are performing across different departments, enabling quick planogram changes when required.
The Internet of Things will provide an $8 billion boost to supply chain elements over the next decade, according to an April trend report by DHL and Cisco.