|[March 07, 2017]
Mattel Selects JDA to Power Digital Transformation Across Its Supply Chain
Well-known as a global manufacturer of play, learning and development
toys worldwide, Mattel inspires the wonder of childhood. In a
fast-moving, highly competitive consumer brand space, it is imperative
for the global toy maker to meet demand efficiently, responsively and
profitably. To accomplish this, it has selected JDA
Software Group, Inc. to power its supply chain.
Mattel selected JDA®
Manufacturing Planning and JDA®
Flowcasting™ solutions to drive improvements across its end-to-end
supply chain processes, including sales and operations planning, demand
planning, master planning, factory planning and customer collaboration.
JDA will be working with KPMG to lead the solution design and deployment
beginning early 2017, along with JDA Cloud Services to manage the IT
environment and upgrade process.
Mattel is a creations company whose mission is to be the recognized
leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel's portfolio
of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®,
Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Thomas & Friends®, among
many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in
collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With
a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40
countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations.
Since 1945, Mattel's incredible success has meant being responsive to
ever-changing market conditions. Growing Mattel's business requires
product and channel innovation with new routes-to-market (such as
digital e-commerce), penetration of new customer segments and growth in
emerging international markets. Mattel is also focused on improving
overall profitability by optimizing their global supply chain. Mattel
determined that it was critical to deploy a global supply chain planning
solution to maintain high levels of fulfillment and agility while
optimizing margins. By building an integrated supply chain solution,
Mattel will be well-positioned to fulfill customer demand effectively
while reducing inventory and operating costs.
"We chose JDA as our strategic supply chain partner because of the depth
of their experience in consumer products and manufacturing, along with
their superior capabilities in managing complex global, end-to-end
supply chain processes," said Peter Gibbons, executive vice president
and chief supply chain officer, Mattel.
Being responsive to key market trends is essential in this fast-moving
consumer brand space. Within Mattel's Toy Box (News - Alert) business unit, one of the
requirements is to launch toys into the market to coincide with key
movie releases, which requires an added layer of responsiveness. Gibbons
continues, "Leveraging JDA, we'll be able to capitalize on changing
market dynamics, and push products out more quickly and
"We have been very fortunate to have worked with Mattel over the last
two years on the design of the supply chain control tower and phase one
of the new demand driven planning and replenishment processes. The JDA
project in 2016 resulted in significant improvements in on time delivery
and fill rates while reducing inventory and overall cycle time. We are
excited to build upon last year's success and begin the global
deployment of the supply chain control tower," said Rob Barrett, KPMG
principal and lead advisory partner for Mattel.
"As consumer expectations and the retail environment evolve, Mattelwill
need to continually increase its responsiveness, particularly because
the company manufactures and sells into some of the largest and
innovative retailers that are known for their rapid customer
fulfillment," said Razat Gaurav, executive vice president and general
manager, chief revenue officer, JDA. "As Mattel continues to innovate
and launch new toys into the market, it needs a highly integrated,
always-on supply chain that helps them meet demand, while boosting
profitability. We are thrilled to partner with Mattel on their strategic
supply chain rollout in 2017. JDA's industry-leading Manufacturing
Planning solution will offer Mattel a seamless experience on a single
platform, spanning diverse supply chain processes such as sales and
operations planning, demand, inventory and supply planning, factory
planning and cross-enterprise collaboration."
Mattel's Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer Peter
Gibbons will speak
at JDA FOCUS 2017, JDA's annual user conference, occurring April
25-28, 2017, in Las Vegas.
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About JDA Software Group (News - Alert), Inc.
JDA Software is the leading provider of seamless supply chain planning
and execution solutions for retailers, manufacturers, logistics
providers and wholesale distributors. Our unmatched solution portfolio
enables our clients to reduce costs, increase profitability and improve
visibility so they can deliver on customer promises every time. More
than 4,000 global customers run JDA, including 73 of the top 100
retailers, 71 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 13 of the top
16 3PLs. With JDA, you can plan to deliver. www.jda.com
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us),
is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative
("KPMG International"). KPMG International's independent member firms
have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 152
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