press release

Spinnaker Presents Awards at JDA FOCUS 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Annual Award VIP Reception Offers Opportunity to Connect with Supply Chain Leaders

Houston, TX. May 18, 2017 – Spinnaker, the international provider of supply chain consulting, announced the award winners for the annual VIP reception at the JDA FOCUS 2017 conference in Vegas.


On April 27th, George Fowler, Spinnaker’s Vice President of JDA Services, presented five clients with awards to highlight the significant results they achieved in partnership with Spinnaker over the past year. The annual VIP event took place in the 3000-square feet Skyloft suite at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino. Participants at the annual awards reception leveraged the opportunity to share supply chain innovations and thought leadership amongst their peers.


The 2017 winners included a diverse industry mix of companies that have leveraged JDA software and Spinnaker consulting services to maximize their JDA investment dollars. Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits won the “Organizational Transformation” award for its upgrade and overhaul of the entire supply chain planning infrastructure including change management resulting in significant inventory reductions and savings. The “Rapid Results” award that highlights projects that made a significant impact in a short amount of time was awarded to Constellation Brands for their implementations of 21 critical custom enhancements in four months. The “Solution Innovation” award went to Reynolds for aligning the business and processes to a single planning approach after a successful merger of three organizations. To highlight a company that truly redefines supply chain innovation, Spinnaker presented GAF with the “Raising the Bar” award. Finally, the coveted “Hall of Fame” award went to Dick’s Sporting Goods for their dedication to solution evolution leveraging Spinnaker Services and JDA Solutions.


George Fowler, Spinnaker’s Vice President, commented, “Every year this reception grows in size and we couldn’t be happier with the turnout in 2017. We are pleased to present our clients with awards that showcase their hard work and dedication as well as improving their overall JDA supply chain processes with the help of Spinnaker as their partner. These companies continuously look for new ways to drive business benefit into their organizations and we are pleased to be a part of our clients’ success story to achieve their strategic goals. We can’t wait to celebrate again next year in Orlando!”


In 2016, Spinnaker’s JDA practice recorded another record year of significant growth and revenue generation. Spinnaker is a leading, full-service JDA solutions provider, specializing in integrating Supply Chain Business Optimization with JDA technology. Spinnaker’s staff of JDA professionals has the know-how to help you leverage your JDA investment to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, maintain business continuity, and maximize the return on your JDA investment dollars. Our consultants work with leading companies in the Chemical & Energy, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Products & Food / Beverage, High-Tech & Telecommunications Equipment, Industrial Manufacturing & Distribution, Medical & Pharmaceutical, and Retail & Apparel. In tune with your unique business needs, Spinnaker has provided Strategic Planning, Solution Optimization, Application Implementation, and Managed Services Support services for companies ranging from mainframe to the web; client server to the cloud.