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JDA’s Arif Mohammed and Jorge Sanchez Named to the 2018 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain

Mexico City and Scottsdale, Ariz. March 15, 2018

JDA Software, Inc., today announced that Food Logistics has named JDA’s Arif Mohammed, vice president Professional Services Latin America, and Jorge Sanchez, vice president, sales, Latin America to its 2018 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award.

In his nearly 20 years with JDA, Arif Mohammed has held several roles across product management, consulting, solutions strategy and presales. Over his career, he has worked with several food & beverage (F&B) Fortune 500 companies, advising senior executives on topics such as network rationalization, supply chain profitability, inbound and outbound transportation planning, warehousing, logistics procurement, and last mile routing, and has helped companies save multi-millions in supply chain and logistics costs.

“Arif’s domain expertise, contributions to innovation and advancement of logistics in the F&B industry combined with his field experience as a trusted advisor to his customers around the globe are key to his inclusion on this prestigious listing,” said Antonio Boccalandro, president, Latin America, JDA.”

Jorge Sánchez is responsible for go-to-market creation and execution for JDA’s Latin America region and to develop strategic supply chain innovation and transformational initiatives in customers and prospects for consumer products, retail and 3PL industries. During his 17-year career, Jorge has expertise in supply chain planning and execution solutions for retailers, manufacturers, logistics providers and wholesale distributors, and is recognized for driving strategic innovation in 30+ supply chain’s companies in their digital transformational journey. He has built and managed teams globally to define and drive business value transformations through leadership and innovative thought for transnational companies.

“Before joining JDA, Jorge worked as a buyer of perishables at a leading global retailer, and then, as a consultant at JDA, he was involved in diverse projects in Mexico and Latin America. Now, he continues to redefine supply chain best practices that positively impact both long and short-term investment strategies of leading companies and is seen as a trusted advisor to his customers. We congratulate both Jorge and Arif for their achievements and being recognized by Food Logistics for leadership in the F&B industry.”

The Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain recognizes influential individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation through the global food supply chain. From early pioneers and entrepreneurs to non-conformist thinkers and executive standouts, this award aims to honor these leaders and their contributions to the industry.

“This year’s recipients of the Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award reflect the changing demographics, talent and expertise in our industry,” said Lara L. Sowinski, Food Logistics. “At this same time, these changes usher in new perspectives and energy to an industry that is equally diverse and dynamic.”

Recipients of this year’s 2018 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award will be profiled in the March 2018 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at

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About JDA Software, Inc.

JDA Software is the leading supply chain software provider powering today’s digital transformations. We help companies optimize delivery to customers by enabling them to predict and shape demand, fulfill faster and more intelligently, and improve customer experiences and loyalty.  More than 4,000 global customers use our unmatched end-to-end software and SaaS solutions to unify and shorten their supply chains, increase speed of execution, and profitably deliver to their customers.  Our world-class client roster includes 76 of the top 100 retailers, 77 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 8 of the top 10 global 3PLs. Running JDA, you can plan to deliver.


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