Foschini Limited, a South African investment holding company with a core focus on retail and financial services, is leveraging JDA Software solutions to increase profits with reduced markdowns, improved data accuracy and more efficient, accurate distribution of products in the right mix of sizes to the right stores.

Foschini consists of 1,300 stores in 13 trading divisions that focus on lifestyle products ranging from fashion, jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, sporting and outdoor apparel to housewares. After expanding into Botswana, Swaziland and Namibia, the company realized it needed sophisticated technology to enable targeted ranges and size scaling for all of its trading groups. In addition to JDA Size Scaling, Foschini has implemented JDA Allocation, Arthur Knowledge Base and Portfolio Merchandise Management (PMM), which was selected following a thorough evaluation of software vendors including SAP and Oracle.

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