INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brightpoint, Inc. ("BrightPoint") (Nasdaq:CELL), a global leader in providing device lifecycle services to the wireless and high-tech industries, today announced that it has implemented advanced planning solutions from JDA Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS), including JDA Demand and JDA Fulfillment.
JDA solutions enable BrightPoint to use data and market intelligence in ways that provide the most advanced and accurate planning services for customers. This is a first within the device lifecycle management industry and offers BrightPoint customers highly advanced ways to improve forecast accuracy and reduce inventory excess, driving cost out of the supply chain.
To best enable and sustain these new supply chain capabilities, BrightPoint is leveraging JDA's Cloud Perform service for its application management and infrastructure expertise. In addition to helping lower and control capital expenditures, JDA's Cloud Perform service enables BrightPoint to mitigate risk and preserve software value over the life of the solution.
"We are delighted that BrightPoint has deployed JDA's best-in-class solutions to deliver unparalleled supply chain process to their customers to enhance their agility in the global marketplace," said David Johnston, senior vice president, manufacturing and wholesale distribution, JDA Software.
"BrightPoint's advanced planning services powered by JDA will provide a new level of planning and forecasting capabilities for our customers," stated J. Mark Howell, BrightPoint's President Americas. "Customers will be able to leverage consumer demand signals to make more informed decisions, ensuring better execution and more profitable performance. We are pleased to once again provide innovative solutions that drive the device lifecycle management industry forward."
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About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA's robust services offering, including complete solution lifecycle management via JDA Cloud Services, provides customers with leading-edge industry practices and supply chain expertise, lower total cost of ownership, long-term business value, and 24/7 functional and technical support. To learn more, visit jda.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Brightpoint, Inc.
Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) is a global leader in providing device lifecycle services to the wireless and high-tech industries. In 2011, BrightPoint handled more than 112 million wireless devices globally. BrightPoint's 5 key service areas – Plan, Market, Customize, Move, Recover, offer over 110 innovative services, such as distribution channel management, procurement, inventory management, reverse logistics and repair services, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, product customization, eBusiness solutions, and other outsourced services that integrate seamlessly with its customers' IT systems and operations. BrightPoint's effective and efficient platform allows its customers to benefit from rapidly deployed, flexible and cost effective solutions. BrightPoint has more than 4,000 employees, as well as a significant number of temporary staff, and a global footprint covering more than 35 countries, including 13 Latin American countries through its investment in Intcomex, Inc. In 2011, BrightPoint generated revenue of $5.2 billion, from customers in over 75 countries. BrightPoint provides distribution and customized services through over 100,000 points-of-sale and to over 25,000 B2B customers worldwide. Additional information about BrightPoint can be found on its website at www.BrightPoint.com, or by calling its toll-free Information and Investor Relations line at 877-IIR-CELL (877-447-2355).
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