The Teacher Keeps Learning

Dianne Bender has built a rewarding career through lifelong learning. She not only manages the Product Documentation team in JDA’s Waukesha, Wisconsin office, but she also just marked 25 years as a professor at her alma mater, the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Along the way there were many lessons that came from diversity in employers,…

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Where Is Your Company on the S&OP Maturity Curve?

Ask several companies about the focus of their sales and operations planning (S&OP) meetings, and you’ll likely receive very different responses, depending on a company’s S&OP maturity level. Some view it as a purely demand planning, sales planning or a consensus planning process, whereas others view it as a process of matching demand and supply.…

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Building a Career Through Teamwork

Ask Dorien Weijts, vice president of IT Applications at JDA, about the biggest risk she’s ever taken and she’ll tell you it was leaving a job in the UK in 1999 to follow her then-boyfriend to the U.S. He had a job, she decided to study for her Master’s degree, and with a proposal of…

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