Luminate is a cloud-based supply chain management solution for large and enterprise companies. It serves clients across a variety of supply chain industries including automotive, aerospace, retail, TPL, food and beverage and consumer goods.
With Luminate's order management feature, manufacturers can collaborate with retailers and create assortments and planograms. The solution offers real-time market indicators around shopper behaviors, helping marketers build actionable assortment plans for procuring supplies.
Luminate's fulfillment feature maps the supply and demand curves, allowing manufacturers to place fresh orders when a stock reaches its optimum limit. It also includes built-in tools for inventory planning, replenishment and order fulfillment and Qstock monitoring.
Luminate offers many applications on a standalone basis, including procurement and sourcing, VMI, TMS, inventory management, order fulfillment, supply chain management, demand planning, workforce management and supplier management.
Support is offered via phone and email.
Fernando G. Specializzazione: Prodotti alimentari e bevande Numero di dipendenti: 10.001+ dipendenti
Business standard - Used by most retailers, so talking the same language is easy
Easy to set up and assemble libraries to start working
Easy to use even when other file formats (Nielsen Spaceman, etc) are being used by customers
Training is expensive, there is not much on the part of a manual or user documentation.
Canadian Tire Retail is a $7B mass retailer with 490 stores across Canada. What makes us unique compared to other mass retailers is that we operate under a franchise model, so all of the inventory is owned and pulled by our franchise stores. A significant part of our consumer sales and store shipments are driven by the weekly circular, which is generated 52 weeks a year. Additionally, we source over 40% of our goods from Asia which provides cost advantages, but presents more logistical challenges due to the elongated timelines and distance from our DCs and stores.
Before the JDA solutions for Demand and Fulfillment, our replenishment analysts used simple reorder logic that was reactive and based on inventory levels dropping below a reorder point for a product. This generated thousands of weekly requisitions that had to be reviewed one by one by the analysts who then had to generate a manual purchase order. There were no forecasts used by the business at the time.
We are currently using v7.7 of JDA Demand, Fulfillment, Demand Classification, Order Optimization, Inventory Optimization and V7.6 of JDA Transport. We purchased Demand, Fulfillment and Transport in 1995 and the other modules mentioned in 2010.
We have gone through two significant upgrades since the original implementation. As our upgrades are infrequent, they were more like re-implementations as the functionality and technology changes and improvements were significant. The JDA Professional Services teams were top notch and knew the products well. We largely used our own staff for the project, and complemented this with the JDA team for their expertise with new functionality and some of the technology architecture.
The software isn't difficult to use, and the team was able to get up and running within a few weeks following training.
The software is very stable so we have relatively few support calls each year. When we do have to make a call we can get our issues resolved quickly.
There are two main benefits streams from using this software. First would be related to inventory turns. The business has grown significantly since the acquisition of the software, but the inventory hasn't grown as quickly. This has resulted in carrying cost savings and also has allowed us to defer the expansion of our distribution capacity for a number of years deferring millions of dollars in capital expenditures over the past decade.
Secondly, the forward looking visibility of utilizing 26 weeks of forecasts combined with the associated replenishment stream has allowed us to obtain better service levels and shorter lead times from not only our merchandise suppliers, but also our supply chain service providers who also view our forecasts so they can plan their operations well in advance when it is easier and less costly to make changes.
Connor I. Specializzazione: Prodotti alimentari e bevande Numero di dipendenti: 10.001+ dipendenti
I like the functionality of JDA’s product, and the fact that it’s mobile-friendly. Our associates are able to view their timecsrds and request time off from the mobile app.
Only con is the interface, and I’m nit-picking with this. The UI is very basic/simple, which isn’t always a bad thing, but doesn’t catch the eye in terms of aesthetics.
Utente Verificato Specializzazione: Dispositivi medici Numero di dipendenti: 201-500 dipendenti
I think is a good tool and if you have a great trainning you can enjoy the experience better.
This software is a great tool! makes your planning experience better than you think, in my opinion if you have a good trainning you can enjoy the all experience.
In some cases the tool is a little bit complicated to use and if you want to see something especific you have to create an UDT that works like a query.
Utente Verificato Specializzazione: Istituzioni religiose Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
Jda helps with forecasting over 6 quarters in the future, which is a big part of demand planning and management.
Jda is essential to forecasting and integrates easily with our company's internal data analysis software and vice versa.
The only downfall is that the processing speed is too slow; it takes too long to load when there are a lot of data cells.