Readerlink Distribution Services Embarks on Powerful SaaS Supply Chain Transformation with JDA

Largest book distributor in the U.S. expands JDA footprint with broad
solutions portfolio to unite planning and execution across 70,000
storefronts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In its quest to fuel book category growth within its retail customers
amid a competitive and crowded market, Readerlink
Distribution Services
, LLC, the largest book distributor in the
U.S., has turned to JDA
Software, Inc.
for a powerful, SaaS-based end-to-end supply
chain footprint. Readerlink has had a very successful JDA® Category
Management deployment across retailer storefronts and will complement
that with a broad set of JDA planning and execution solutions to
transform their supply chain.

Illinois-based Readerlink is the largest full-service distributor of
hardcover, trade and paperback books to non-trade channel booksellers in
North America, including the biggest names in retail across multiple
retail channels. Servicing storefronts throughout the United States,
Readerlink distributes approximately one out of every three consumer
trade books sold in the country.

With a focus on sales volume growth, supply chain efficiency, and
operational improvements, combined with maintaining one of the
industry’s largest data repositories, Readerlink requires
state-of-the-art technologies in order to continue to make informed
decisions on behalf of its supply chain partners. They will be replacing
their current applications supporting their demand planning, promotions
and warehouse operations with a broad range of JDA solutions including JDA
Demand
, JDA
Fulfillment
, JDA
Warehouse Management
, JDA
Warehouse Labor Management
and JDA
Transportation Management
.

“JDA has been a tremendous partner to us in revitalizing our category
management processes and with such proven results, it was a natural
extension to commit again to JDA with a broad supply chain
transformation,” said Randy San Miguel, CIO at Readerlink. “We realize
the inherent value in integrating and uniting these critical business
processes that will significantly increase customer satisfaction with
right-sized cost-to-serve, and look forward to achieving our ambitious
goal to transform the future of distribution with JDA.”

Readerlink will be deploying JDA in a SaaS-based environment, linking
planning and execution processes together with its existing category
management deployment which consists of JDA
Space Planning
to manage floorplans, store data, product attributes
and performance information. Readerlink anticipates it will
significantly reduce costs associated with returns management, inventory
and labor as well as reduce current infrastructure and IT costs as it
replaces multiple homegrown solutions with JDA.

“Readerlink has a vast network of distributors and retailers that it
works with, and it is critical that it unite its supply chain processes
from the front-end storefront to the warehouse to create not only the
most impactful customer experience, but a robust back-end supporting
backbone that drives profitability and reduces costs for all trading
partners,” said Cary VandenAvond, president, North American
Manufacturing, Distribution and 3PL, JDA. “Extending its partnership
with JDA will give Readerlink the critical end-to-end supply chain
visibility and portfolio it needs to achieve this and we look forward to
supporting their transformation.”

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About Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC

Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC is the largest full-service book
distributor to non-trade booksellers in North America, selling
approximately one out of every three trade books, and is a recognized
leader in distribution logistics, value-added category management
services, field services and business analytics. Readerlink’s solutions
include full-service print book distribution, online print book
distribution, and print on demand. Readerlink is located in Oak Brook,
IL. For more information, go to www.Readerlink.com.

About JDA Software, Inc.

JDA Software is the proven leader in artificial intelligence and machine
learning (AI/ML)-driven supply chain and retail solutions for 4,000 of
the world’s leading retail, manufacturing and logistics companies. JDA
enables an Autonomous Supply ChainTM by connecting its
cognitive SaaS solutions from end-to-end – across planning, execution
and delivery – with a broad partner ecosystem, empowering customers to
better predict and shape demand, transform their product delivery and
deliver outstanding customer experiences. JDA’s world-class client
brands include 75 of the top 100 retailers, 77 of the top 100 consumer
goods companies, and 8 of the top 10 global 3PLs. Running JDA, you
can plan to deliver
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