March 14, 2018

Monsanto Harnesses Digital Logistics Transformation with JDA

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the digital transformation continues across the supply chain,
sustainable agriculture company Monsanto
identified a need to standardize end-to-end transportation processes
globally to drive future customer interactions and improve customer
experiences, while meeting their ever-changing needs and expectations.
Monsanto selected JDA
Software, Inc.
as its partner to help realize its multiyear
vision for its logistics organization.

As a result, Monsanto has completed an impressive three-year journey to
deploy the full scope of JDA
Transportation Management
solutions across transportation
procurement, planning and execution, advanced analytics, and mobility.
JDA Transportation Management standardizes end-to-end transportation
processes across all the company’s regions, leading to data driven
decision-making while improving the visibility in logistics operations.
Due to its impressive deployment success, Frost
& Sullivan has awarded Monsanto
with a 2018 Manufacturing
Leadership award which recognizes an elite group of leaders who are
shaping the future of global manufacturing.

Driving Supply Chain Excellence

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, Monsanto is a
global modern agricultural company and operates in multiple facilities
in more than 70 countries worldwide where physical movement of goods
takes place. Its sustainable agriculture products include seeds, plant
biotechnology traits and crop protection chemicals. The company has over
30 brands aimed at helping farmers produce the food, feed, fiber, and
fuel they need while using natural resources more efficiently.

As Monsanto serves the agricultural market, seasonality plays a crucial
factor in supply chain and logistics operations. Logistics processes
require responsiveness to meet time-sensitive customer demands while
this pressure is exacerbated by Monsanto’s continuing volume growth in
its global markets. Road transportation is a significant contributor to
operational complexity considering the company’s current go-to-market
strategy of producing and suppling products locally within row crops,
their largest business segment.

Monsanto has built a reputation based on delivering high-quality
sustainable agriculture products, as well as outstanding customer
service. “Delivery experience is a key influencer to the overall
customer service rating. As the transportation and logistics industry
continues to transform, in tandem with sales volume growth in certain
regions, we need to make sure we are supporting that growth with
improved responsiveness, while remaining efficient,” said Prasad
Juvekar, global logistics lead at Monsanto. “By integrating JDA
Transportation Management with track and trace platforms, Monsanto’s
ability to serve our customers improved through the increased visibility
into our transportation decisions. Overall, our supply chain strategy
empowers our employees to act with speed and agility in making logistics
and transportation decisions — while also guaranteeing that everyone is
acting in the best financial interests of our company, based on a shared
set of values and priorities.”

The JDA Transportation Management platform has helped Monsanto optimize
costs via route consolidation, load optimization, and industry-leading
practices in supplier bidding and carrier contract management. Advanced
technologies allow Monsanto planners to leverage new capabilities in
mobility, data tracking and geo mapping — increasing their ability to
make real-time decisions that maximize responsiveness across 353
facilities in 69 countries. Monsanto has also improved asset utilization
by seven percent by maximizing truck capacity — eliminating 1.4 million
miles traveled by vehicles in Brazil alone, and reducing the company’s
carbon footprint around the globe.

The JDA platform also provides a common architecture for all Monsanto’s
global shipments. Looking forward, Monsanto has begun to enable
real-time visibility of customer shipments into their Customer Service
platforms. JDA also provides a foundation to execute a long-term vision
of providing differentiated services across a variety of customer

“Implementing six JDA solutions across Monsanto’s global operations has
required close collaboration between Monsanto and JDA, and we’re
thrilled to see their results honored by Frost & Sullivan as a
manufacturing best practice example,” said Cary VandenAvond, president,
North American manufacturing, logistics and 3PL, at JDA. “We’re proud of
the results that have been achieved by bringing JDA’s experts in
technology, education, cloud and other areas together with Monsanto’s
world-class logistics and transportation team. This is an implementation
that will deliver positive results in both customer service and
financial returns for years to come. We’re grateful for the opportunity
to be part of this initiative, which will set the stage for Monsanto’s
continued global leadership in sustainable agriculture.”

Monsanto honored by Frost & Sullivan for manufacturing success

Monsanto is a 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Award winner, and will be
honored on June 13, 2018, at the Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing
Leadership Awards Gala. Now in its thirteenth year, these awards honor
companies and individual leaders that are shaping the future of global
manufacturing. In addition, the awards honor technology providers that
have assisted ML Awards winners in achieving transformational
breakthroughs. JDA is a ML Awards Partner Winner, recognized for
Monsanto’s deployment success.

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JDA Software is the leading supply chain software provider powering
today’s digital transformations. We help companies optimize delivery to
customers by enabling them to predict and shape demand, fulfill faster
and more intelligently, and improve customer experiences and loyalty.
More than 4,000 global customers use our unmatched end-to-end software
and SaaS solutions to unify and shorten their supply chains, increase
speed of execution, and profitably deliver to their customers. Our
world-class client roster includes 76 of the top 100 retailers, 77 of
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