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OfficeMax Receives 2011 JDA Real Results Award for Best in Demand Management

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

OfficeMax Receives 2011 JDA Real Results Award for Best in Demand Management14:00 EDT Tuesday, May 03, 2011NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies and services, has been recognized as a JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) 2011 Real Results Winner for Best in Demand Management. Now in its sixth year, the Real Results Awards recognize companies that have demonstrated business-process excellence and achieved quantifiable benefits through the adoption of industry best practices and use of JDA's industry-leading solutions and services. OfficeMax was honored at FOCUS 2011, JDA's annual user conference in Orlando, Florida, May 1 ? 4, 2011.OfficeMax focuses its supply chain on understanding ? and managing ? consumer demand. Leveraging both JDA solutions and services, OfficeMax has used greater forecast accuracy to reduce inventory while improving customer service levels. "It is both thrilling and a tremendous honor to be recognized by JDA," said Dov Shenkman, SVP of Replenishment and Inventory Management for OfficeMax. "As an early adopter of JDA Software, we were one of the first retailers to launch a large scale implementation to create a world class demand management and replenishment system down to the retail store level, giving us greater forecast accuracy and improved customer service levels. The technology has served as a catalyst to organization and process changes that continue to pay dividends as we experience increased efficiencies in both Demand and Replenishment."   "We are delighted to award OfficeMax the Real Results Award for Best in Demand Management," said Hamish Brewer, president and CEO, JDA Software. "OfficeMax has succeeded in rapidly responding to market changes and proactively meeting fluctuation within the demand and supply chain. We are impressed by their ability to successfully optimize and tightly integrate their core business processes in all of their divisions, enabling them to collaborate internally to meet the needs of their customers."The Real Results Awards, established in 2006, honor companies that have achieved industry-leading results and transformational benefits through deployment of JDA's advanced and proven solutions and services. JDA recognizes companies in 12 award categories. As the winner for Best in Demand Management, OfficeMax is being recognized for demonstrating the best use of JDA solutions and services to address business challenges related to inventory requirements, customer service, forecast accuracy, demand planning, performance management, demand shaping and/or price and promotions management activities.Selected by a panel of JDA executives, the Real Results winners demonstrated exceptional increases in sales and profits, business-process improvements and reductions in inventory and overall costs. Representatives from OfficeMax will present the Company's success story during FOCUS 2011, providing attendees with insights into their supply chain accomplishments in their award category.About OfficeMaxOfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in both business-to-business office products solutions and retail office products.  The OfficeMax mission is simple.  We help our customers do their best work.  The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and individual consumers.  OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 30,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and approximately 1,000 stores.  To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit www.officemax.com.All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated.  Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owner(s).About JDA Software Group, Inc.JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA's multiple service options, delivered via the JDA® Private Cloud, provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise. To learn more, visit www.jda.com or e-mail info@jda.com.OfficeMax Media Contacts     JDA ContactBill BonnerJennifer Rook    Beth Elkin630 864 6066630 864 6057  469.357.4225SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated