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Bearing Man Group Readies for Growth with JDA Cloud for Demand, Fulfillment and Warehouse Management Solutions


African engineering component distributor looks to increase demand pattern insights to maintain service levels and drive supplier relationships

JDA Software Group, Inc., today announced that Bearing Man Group (BMG), a leading engineering solutions provider in Africa, has selected JDA Cloud for the JDA® Demand, JDA® Fulfillmentand JDA® Warehouse Managementsolutions from the JDA Distribution Centric Supply Chainsuite to gain better visibility and insight into regional demand for improved stock holding management.

BMG is the largest specialist distributor of engineering components in Africa, including bearings, seals, power transmission components, drives, belting, fasteners, filtration and hydraulics. BMG operates a network of more than 100 outlets in Southern Africa and is strategically positioned to service all sectors of industry including agriculture, mining, petrochemical, sugar, paper and general engineering, as well as the automotive and domestic sectors.

Challenged with a rapidly expanding product range, a low predictable demand and volatile supplier lead times, BMG needed solutions that were quick to deploy and capable of helping it better manage inventory: from inventory planning to constrained inventory deployment to ensure balanced availability across all supply points. Focused on offering clients exceptionally high service levels, BMG needed a way to provide suppliers with better insights into regional demand and fulfillment to ensure they have the right parts available when clients experience unplanned shut downs or plant breakages. This proactive product flow planning is tightly integrated to core warehouse execution capability to enable the supply chain agility necessary in such high variabilitycontext.

»We selected JDA so that we could maintain our exceptional service levels and ensure our stock holding is in line with our client’s expectations,« said Abe Bekker, chief operations officer – supply chain, Bearing Man Group. »JDA demonstrated a clear understanding of our business and the challenges we face. JDA offers the best end-to-end suite of solutions for all our planning and execution requirements.«

»As the largest distributor of engineering components in Africa, we understand it is vital for BMG to have advanced inventory forecasting and replenishment processes in place to support their expanding product and market expansion«, said Mark Morgan, regional vice president, EMEA, JDA Software. »BMG’s decision to deploy JDA Cloud should result in the speedy deployment they need to quickly meet their business challenges and do so profitably with no service-level interruptions.«

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