May 17, 2020

JDA and KPMG team up to accelerate digital supply chain transformations

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Supply Chain Technology
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James Henderson
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KPMG and JDA have aligned to accelerate supply chains
KPMG and JDA Software Group have formed strategic alliance to “empower manufacturers and wholesale distributors” to help accelerate their supply cha...

KPMG and JDA Software Group have formed strategic alliance to “empower manufacturers and wholesale distributors” to help accelerate their supply chain strategies and harness digital transformation initiatives.

The two organisations have recently collaborated on a number of successful joint customer deployments, including Mattel and newly signed customer, Adient.

“This announcement signifies our formal alliance with KPMG to deliver a more responsive and dynamic supply chain to our customers. Together, we provide improved visibility and shared insights into supply and demand information, while improving profits,” said Cary VandenAvond, regional vice president, manufacturing, distribution and 3PL, JDA.

“With KPMG, we are delivering transformative supply chain management projects that take advantage of the latest in digitalisation technologies, including big data, predictive analytics, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT).”

In a release, JDA said customers expect transparency, low costs and high levels of service, all while realising new levels of efficiency across their supply chain.

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To help address these issues, the alliance combines KPMG’s leading design, change management and testing capabilities with JDA’s advanced demand-driven, integrated manufacturing supply chain technology.

The companies say that the transformational improvements and real-time information help manufacturers reduce costs, increase asset productivity, and improve cross-functional planning and execution across their agile supply chains.

“The challenge for today’s enterprise is deciding which transformative path to take and where to start, while considering the entire value chain as part of an assessment and change initiative,” said Brian Higgins, US supply chain practice leader, KPMG.

“Our alliance with JDA is a powerful combination to help our clients formulate a strategy, define requirements and execute a cohesive plan to meet this challenge.”

The KPMG and JDA alliance provides customers with the following potential benefits:

  • Sustained competitive advantage by providing customers with better value, and enhancing their purchase and delivery experience
  • Improved visibility and insight into supply and demand so customers can best manage planning and fulfillment
  • Better financial results—including profits—through streamlined supply chain management
  • Rapid ROI with cost savings up to 10% during the first year, and reductions in planning cycle time by up to 50%, while efficiently fulfilling demand
  • Improvements on the perfect order rate by up to 15%, with associated reductions in rework

 

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Jul 23, 2021

The Ultimate Procurement & Supply Chain Event

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ProcurementSupplyChainLive
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New sponsor and speakers announced for Procurement & Supply Chain Live, where innovation meets implementation, coming to you live from London

Global eProcurement leader JAGGAER has been announced as the latest sponsor for Procurement & Supply Chain Live. 

Recognised as a Leader by Gartner in both Strategic Sourcing and Procure-To-Pay, JAGGAER’s direct and indirect eProcurement solutions help over 1850 customers, connecting to a network of 4 million+ suppliers in 70 countries.

From September 28th-30th, Procurement & Supply Chain Live gives you the opportunity to network with C-level executives, gain insight from industry pioneers and walk away with actionable insights that accelerate your career. By the end of the week, we promise you’ll have the skills to solve the world’s most pressing supply chain and procurement challenges. 

Whether you attend virtually or in-person, you’ll strategise how to cope with global disruption, learn from industry pioneers - including newly announced speakers Chris Shanahan, VP Global Procurement/CPO at Thermo Fisher Scientific; Jim Townsend, Chief Procurement Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance; and David Cho, CPO at University of Massachusetts - and walk away with tips, tactics, and tangible connections. 

How to Attend

 

In a COVID-disrupted era, we know that the majority of people would rather avoid travelling for events─why take the risk, right? In response to the continued disruption, BizClik Media Group has decided that Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE will offer the best of both worlds through hybrid accessibility. 

That means you and your peers can attend the event in person or virtually ─ with no disadvantages for people who choose not to make the trip to the Tobacco Dock venue. 

 

In-Person

Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE will be held at the Tobacco Dock in London, an industry-leading venue that is renowned for delivering world-class events. For attendees’ peace of mind, the venue is working to the government-endorsed AEV All Secure Framework, alongside mia’s AIM Secure and ‘Good to Go’ accreditation, they will ensure that we achieve a COVID-secure environment to facilitate all of your networking needs. 

Virtually

Our physical venue is both historic and stunning, but it has no bearing on the information that you and your peers can gain from the event. You can still absorb it all, interact with other attendees, and enjoy the conference experience on your alternative, virtual platform. 

The platform will feature live feeds from all of the stages, as well as virtual networking areas. So, if you want to avoid travel, it’s not a problem! You can still get involved and enjoy the entire experience from the comfort of your own home. 

New Speakers for Procurement & Supply Chain Live


Chris Shanahan
VP Global Procurement/CPO at Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

Shanahan is Vice President, Global Procurement/CPO for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Waltham, MA. He joined the company to lead efforts in leveraging scale in the marketplace, develop capability and processes across the company, while transforming the supply base. He co-authored the Procurement Leaders Handbook, and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Open University in the United Kingdom.


Jim Townsend
Chief Procurement Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance

 

Townsend leads Walgreens procurement (Goods and Services Not For Resale). Prior to joining Walgreens Boots Alliance, he worked for Anglo American and General Electric also within commercial procurement. He has worked overseas extensively, in both manufacturing and retail environments. He holds an MBA in Strategic Procurement from the University of Birmingham, UK and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

 

David Cho
CPO at University of Massachusetts

Cho is Chief Procurement Officer for the University of Massachusetts, Unified Procurement Services Team (UPST), comprising strategic sourcing, contracts, supplier management, procurement operations, accounts payable, travel services, and customer service that provide quality service to the UMass system. Cho has 25-plus years of strategy and operations management consulting and industry experience. He was formerly Global Head of Sourcing and Vendor Management at BlackRock.

 

CLICK HERE to order now and make the most of our early-bird offer. Ticket prices increase over 50% soon!

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