The Truth About Tears

The person who taught me that it might be OK to cry at work was a co-worker I will call Peg.  I admired Peg tremendously.  She was always calm in chaos and seemed unflappable, no matter what happened.  Peg was the type of person who, when I complimented an outfit, laughed and said, “Thanks, this…

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What’s Trending at NRF 2018: Personalization, Digital Transformation and Increased Agility

NRF 2018 is revealing trends and insights that will shape retailers’ business decisions, and customer experiences, throughout the year ahead. Here are some of the topics being discussed among JDA customers, partners and analysts at this year’s conference. The Challenge of Digital Transformation Retailers are still working to define what digital transformation will mean for…

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The Battle for Air Cargo Space

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: how expectations for rapid delivery are driving competition in the air cargo space; the growing driver shortage in the trucking industry; how in-store mobility could help boost retail sales;…

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Taking the Leap

Dawn Heep may have grown up on a small farm in rural Michigan, but she’s a city girl at heart. She loves the vibrancy of an urban setting and being right in the middle of things. After living in Los Angeles and Seattle, she recently moved to Munich to take a role as CFO of…

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Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Workforce productivity can’t just be an operational issue any longer. This has been put on the backburner for too long. New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). This 3-part blog…

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A New Year’s Resolution: A Career Focus

Welcome to 2018! As we all pull ourselves out of our food, festivities, and family comas from the holidays, it is time to look to the new year with awe and opportunity.  While the typical new year’s resolution includes getting healthier, losing weight, etc., I wonder how many make a resolution focused on their professional…

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