JDA Software and Panasonic have partnered to develop digital solutions within the manufacturing, logistics, and retail industries.
The firms say they will be working together to incorporate SaaS, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), real-time sensing technologies and advanced analytics.
The joint solutions will focus on optimising production plans, supply and demand prediction, lead times and store inventory management.
New solutions include:
- JDA Luminate integration with Panasonic Visual Sort Assist: This solution improves efficiency in package sorting for warehouses, leveraging scanning technology and image projection to accelerate the parcel sortation process on a conveyor belt, while linking with the main system to provide real-time data and insights.
- JDA Luminate Store Optimizer integration with Panasonic out-of-stock detection: Out-of-stock information is sent in real-time from the retail store to factories, warehouses and store personnel, allowing for more timely shelf replenishment, improvements in production and shipping plans.
- JDA Luminate Control Tower integration with Panasonic flowline analytics: Includes detection and analysis of the behaviour of humans and machines enabling improvements in the allocation of workers, forklifts and other equipment at production sites and warehouses.
- JDA Luminate Control Tower integration with Panasonic facial recognition: Enhances security and enables real-time optimisation of workers by staff ID/location, as well as shopper behavior and demographic analytics for merchandising and marketing.
Girish Rishi, CEO at JDA, said: “The autonomous supply chain transformation is just beginning and it will be built on correlating edge technologies with enterprise supply chain software. The JDA partnership with Panasonic to co-innovate and deliver solutions to our customers is a major step in that direction. Not only will this strengthen JDA’s presence and footprint in Japan, it will also put these new technologies in the forefront of customers’ minds in JDA’s Customer Experience Centers in Scottsdale and London as well as Panasonic’s Connected Solutions Company headquarters in Tokyo, giving customers a tangible look at the autonomy they can drive in their future factories, warehouses, and stores.”
Yasu Higuchi, CEO of Panasonic’s B2B business, Connected Solutions Company, said: “As part of our solutions business strategy, Panasonic is using the know-how we have cultivated in the manufacturing industry and our own core technologies to become a total solutions integrator for customers in the logistics and retail fields. However, knowledge and hardware alone cannot completely solve all our customers’ needs. Through this collaboration with supply chain industry leader JDA, I am confident that we will create synergies with JDA’s AI/ML-based Luminate software solutions to comprehensively solve the problems facing our customers.”