Western Digital’s Lights-Out Approach to the Digital Supply Chain

JDA recently hosted its annual High-Tech Thought Leadership event at our customer Maxim Integrated’s world headquarters campus. The event had a great turnout in the heart of the global high-tech and electronics/semiconductor industry, and attendees heard fantastic customer presentations from Maxim, as well as our customer Western Digital. Several organizations including Cypress Semiconductor, Intel Corporation/Altera,…

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The Power of Mistakes

As part of JDA’s support of AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education), I attended the recent AWESOME Symposium and was privileged to hear amazing stories of women’s careers. What impressed me about the stories was the honesty – their willingness to talk about the problems they had, the mistakes they…

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An AWESOME Conversation

JDA was the proud host partner of the AWESOME Symposium, May 9-12 in Orlando. As part of the opening session, we shared a recorded conversation between Nancy Nix, Executive Director Emeritus of AWESOME and JDA CEO Girish Rishi, whose schedule prevented him from being there in person. During their conversation they discussed the importance of…

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New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Last week JDA hosted more than 2,000 customers and partners at FOCUS in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, 90 executives from the manufacturing, retail and logistics industries attended the Executive Exchange, sponsored by KPMG LLP (KPMG). The Executive Exchange offered an exclusive networking opportunity in a trusted, non-competitive environment and featured many customer speakers including Polaris,…

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Discover the New Playbook for Evolving Retailers

It’s far too easy to get so caught up in headlines about the so-called “retail apocalypse” that we forget to see the successes in retail today. From new cutting-edge technologies that reduce fulfillment times and maximize revenue, to new ways of leveraging data that can personalize and promote like never before, these are exciting times…

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Why Solid Project Governance – or Lack of It – Spells Success or Failure in Supply Chain

Picture this real-world scenario:  A major battery manufacturer finds itself running two years behind on a project with a partner firm. At many companies, this long of a delay could have jeopardized the outcome. But there is a strong project steering committee in place – with good communication via cross-functional discussions between the manufacturer and the…

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Lifelong Learning Through Books

Graduation season is upon us and hundreds of graduates will be leaving high school and college to start a new journey – most either furthering their education or starting their career. We know it can be tough to find the right gift for a new graduate, but since continuous learning is a component of JDA’s…

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