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JDA Executives Recognized ‘Pros to Know’ for 2014

JDA® Software Group, Inc., today announced that three JDA executives were recognized as Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2014 “Pros to Know.” In its 14th year, the “Pros to Know” award recognizes supply chain leaders who have made a significant impact on the industry and helped prepare businesses for the supply chain opportunities and challenges ahead.

The publication recognized JDA executives Vali Fayen, vice president, product management; Thomas Kozenski, vice president, industry strategy; and Paula Natoli, vice president, product management.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage.

Recipients for Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s “Pros to Know” include professionals proactively working to improve business functions in a number of categories—including manufacturing and production output; procurement; logistics; risk mitigation strategies; sourcing; financial operations; packaging and distribution; transportation; and much more.

“JDA is proud to have three of our executives receive the prestigious ‘Pros to Know’ recognition and are grateful for the emphasis Supply & Demand Chain Executive places on the contributions of supply chain professionals,” said Kevin Iaquinto, chief marketing officer, JDA Software. “Vali, Thomas and Paula continue to establish themselves as leading industry experts and are indicative of the depth and breadth of our team’s collective supply chain expertise. Supply chain leaders form the backbone of the world’s leading organizations, and it is vital that we continue to work together to find opportunity amid supply chain’s toughest challenges.”

“Supply Chain is increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator for leading small, medium and large enterprises, and Supply Chain leaders have become crucial to the success of the enterprise in meeting the challenges of what truthfully has been called a turbulent economy,” said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Our ‘Pros to Know’ listing highlights many of these outstanding executives and their accomplishments, and it offers a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage Supply Chain for competitive advantage.”

“This honor highlights the many thought leaders who are helping to shape the Supply Chain industry and advance Supply Chain as a respected discipline in the enterprise,” Hochfelder added. “Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and knowledge base necessary for Supply Chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, have earned them a place on this year’s Pros listing.”