Over the past decade, companies have reported up to 65% inventory reduction and savings of over $2 million by adopting SCP 4.0 by Jada Management Systems. This vendor management inventory and demand planning system is ideal for businesses looking to lower inventory holding costs and increase service levels. SCP is offered as a bolt-on best of breed application that is ideal for both medium-sized and large companies.
SCP is a manage-by-exception system, and includes material requirements planning (MRP) and a long list of helpful reporting tools. This best of breed software can integrate with other supply chain or ERP software suites to complement pre-existing systems.
We like that Jada Management Systems understands what users want - a simple, intuitive user interface that increases user acceptance, and an implementation process that only takes a couple of weeks. Jada Management Systems reports its clients typically see a return on investment in only 6-12 months, making it a great choice for those that want to see results immediately.
One aspect of Jada Management Systems that is especially unique is its "Proof of Concept" implementation. Essentially, buyers can reduce their risk by opting to have Jada's team visit their location, implement SCP to a "reasonable working level," and let buyers try the system for a few weeks without fully buying it. Buyers pay only for travel costs through the program, and buy only when they know the system works well for them. This program is very unique and rarely seen in the supply chain management software market.
Ellen from Carson Dellosa
I like the ability to view details by week or month, the ability to export the information to reports and the ability to have manage certain data in multiple databases.
There's not much I do not like about it. I guess the one thing I would change would be the ability to type directly over the item number just in use, so that you don't have to use the mouse to highlight it and then change it or use the drop down box to go to the next item.
Take the information you have and give it to the makers of SCP. Have them dump it in the system so it can show you what it can do and all of the information you can retrieve from it.
Richard from Carson Dellosa Publishing
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At first it was the affordability factor but upon inspection, this product is just as good as any high-end supply chain planning system in the market. The best part is the support provided by SCP. Our installation was complete and running in under 2 weeks.
I have been a user for almost 10 years and have no complaints.
Take the time to review and understand what SCP has to offer. It is very dynamic and flexible. Combined with the support provided, you have a great chance of improving your process almost overnight.
Michael from West Pak Avocado
The tool meets our planning needs, and the support is exemplary. This is a great tool for the cost, and the integration and training processes were very easy and smooth. I would recommend SCP.
Gene from Fortessa Tableware Solutions
SCP has provided business intelligence previously unavailable in our organization. As we have shared the tool with our vendors, they have appreciated the value it provides and some of them have investigated implementing it themselves.
Ai Nhi from AINHI
I like this software because it is useful.
Myriam from Avery Dennison
SCP has helped us increase our turns and reduce our safety stock. It has also helped us gain new customers and better support existing customers by using Vendor Managed Inventory.
Forecasting used to be done by the Sales Force, estimating "by feeling" of demand, no formal software or method was applied for the forecasting of products. As our division grew, we needed a better method. We've been using SCP 4.0 for 5 years now. We forecast both finished goods and raw materials and take advantage of their VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) capabilities. The beauty of SCP is you can see everything on one screen so it is very easy to detect an error of demand. The system is very user friendly and it integrates very well with our product management software in order to obtain numeric information on real demand directly from everyday use.
I have specific reports emailed to me through the system daily to keep control of our inventory and review forecast vs. history. I also review the manufacturing and purchasing reports weekly to monitor cash flow.
Sometimes SCP does go down. Unfortunately, we usually discover the problem originated from our servers and not the software. When this happens, tech support from JMS usually helps us determine the problem.
Rich from Carson-Dellosa Publishing
When Jada representatives told us they could implement their system in two weeks, we were skeptical. When they told us we would spend around $50,000 but save more than $1 million in a few months, we were really skeptical. When they follow through with both of their promises, we were impressed. We think SCP is a great product. It addresses all of our pain points surrounding supply chain planning projects, while end users and managers find it easy to use.
My first impression and what held my attention was the ability to see all my planning requirements on the main screen. I am able to get an accurate picture of our activity with one glance and I can review the exception reports to see which items need to be addressed. This enables me to focus on the areas that need it, without wasting time reviewing processes that are working well. I am also impressed with the high level of automation. The automatic status email I get every day gives me invaluable information. SCP is very easy to use, screens and reports are color-coded for easy reference and drill-down capabilities give detailed visibility over all item data. We save over $2 Million dollars our first year with SCP; another $1.8M the 2nd year; and this past year are down 40% from last year and our cash flow has improved dramatically.
I would like to see an executive summary or dashboard to immediately see our current situation and some detail. Right now, the reports handle this information, but I still have to run them or have them emailed to me.