The supply chain has never been more of a strategic asset and competitive advantage for companies as they reinvent their strategies to be more customer-centric and digitalized. Recognizing this, Polaris, one of the world’s largest powersports companies, has embarked on a multi-phase supply chain transformation initiative and has selected JDA Software Group, Inc. as its supply chain backbone.
As part of enabling Polaris’ strategic Retail Flow Management (RFM) vision, Polaris has selected JDA for a multi-phase approach beginning with an enterprise sales, inventory, and operations planning (SIOP) model as the foundation from which Polaris can continue to leverage its supply chain as a strategic asset.
“An end-to-end digitalized supply chain is crucial to satisfy customer demand and drive increased engagement,” said Kirk Kroft, vice president, information services, global operations & supply chain, Polaris. “JDA’s breadth, depth and commitment to Polaris’s success will help us improve efficiency and better leverage the best team in powersports.”
Polaris – already a JDA customer using JDA® Warehouse Management and JDA® Warehouse Labor Management deployed – has selected a broad range of JDA Manufacturing Planning solutions. These include JDA® Sales & Operations Planning, JDA® Enterprise Supply Planning, JDA® Demand, and JDA Inventory Optimization. Polaris will also leverage end-to-end JDA Services, including JDA Cloud, JDA Consulting, JDA Education and JDA Implementation Services to ensure a seamless deployment.
Polaris selected JDA because of its strong reputation in the industry, commitment to a strategic relationship and ability to enable Polaris to shorten its supply chain and increase speed to market, and help create a superb customer experience.
Polaris will use JDA to enable a holistic, integrated set of demand, supply and inventory processes that support bottom-up sales and operations planning processes. This evolution results in better decision-making and balances Polaris’ needs across business support and profit centers.
“Becoming more customer-centric is a common theme for our customers as they embark on their digital supply chain transformations. Digitalization goes hand-in-hand with customer-centricity as a catalyst to not only drive company growth, but to deliver superior customer experiences and sharpen competitive advantage,” said Puneet Saxena, group vice president, supply chain planning, JDA. “We look forward to embarking on this supply chain transformation with Polaris over the next several years as this multi-phased strategic deployment gets underway.”
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts by delivering innovative, high-quality vehicles, products, services and experiences that enrich their lives for more than 60 years. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.