By Muneerah Bee
Indonesian snack F&B manufacturer GarudaFood recently continued to partner with Supply chain software provider JDA Software to create an agile and responsive supply chain.
Combining its current JDA Demand and JDA Fulfillment with JDA Enterprise Supply Planning will give GarudaFood the ability to dynamically optimise its inventory plans in real-time and re-plan around supply chain disruptions as conditions change, according to the company. Kualitas Tekhnologi Asia will provide local implementation support for this deployment.
Founded in 1990, GarudaFood expanded its operations outside Indonesia in 2010. Today, its products are also exported to more than 20 countries around the world.
Recognising the importance of its supply chain to their business and growth strategy, GarudaFood worked with consulting firm Deloitte to conduct a study of their existing system and recommended improvements, ahead of their plans to go public. After the analysis was complete, GarudaFood selected JDA because it had the requisite F&B industry expertise combined with the “most powerful”, end-to-end digital supply chain planning solution. Teaming with JDA will reportedly give GarudaFood a stronger integrated production planning system and bring their previously manual processes to the digital age.
“We are poised to grow our business substantially and in order to fuel that growth and maintain profitability, it is imperative that we deploy a world-class supply planning solution. JDA will help us execute operationally while driving higher levels of customer satisfaction,” said Fransiskus Johny, managing director of Indonesia Operations, GarudaFood. “We chose JDA not only because of its solutions and industry expertise, but because we knew we’d cut down our time-to-value with deploying this project faster. This project will unite critical inventory and demand information for a 360-degree view into supply plans, an important piece we were missing previously.”
GarudaFood has been using JDA Demand and JDA Fulfillment for seven years and needed a more holistic view into production plans than its previously manual processes. With unconstrained plans, they faced a mismatch in production and replenishment plans leading to out-of-stock situations and excess inventory.
JDA Enterprise Supply Planning will help GarudaFood build one globally synchronised plan that senses and responds profitably and quickly to supply and demand volatility, as well as improve service levels and delivered costs along with asset utilisation, the company claimed.
“GarudaFood has gone from a local supply chain to a global supply chain, with its expansion outside of Indonesia and with that expansion, needed a global supply chain planning solution to provide the level of sophistication and planning velocity required,” said Amit Bagga, president, APAC, JDA. “We are pleased to support GarudaFood in its JDA expansion, enabling them to have a highly responsive and agile supply chain capable of sensing to demand signals and disruptions, and ultimately delivering a superior customer experience.”