What Happens When You Say Yes

I am happiest when I am helping people. In my career, that has translated to saying yes pretty much every time I was presented an opportunity or someone asked me for help. Sometimes I did it without knowing exactly what I’d signed up for. Often my “yes” resulted in me working longer days or traveling…

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Recognition for an AWESOME Leader

This week, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) presented Dr. Nancy Nix with its Distinguished Service Award. If you work in supply chain, Nancy is someone worth knowing. She is the Executive Director of AWESOME, which stands for Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain, Operations Management and Education, an organization focused on advancing…

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Career Success? She Asked for It!

Akhila Dhamotharan is a confident, self-directed, life-long learner who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it. It’s how she’s built a fulfilling 13+ year career in JDA’s Center of Excellence in Bangalore.  As a Solution Director in JDA’s consulting services business, she leads a team of 120 associates in the company’s…

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Work Hard and Listen

When Danielle Manning, Senior Practice Director for JDA Consulting Services, sets her sights on achieving something, you can count on it happening.  The combination of a Pennsylvania-bred work ethic and mastery of the art of listening – to customers and colleagues – has propelled her to success. In today’s blog, she shares what she has…

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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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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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When Opportunity Knocks, Say YES!

On Wednesdays, Supply Chain Nation will shine a light on the role of women in the world of technology and supply chain. We will feature interviews with successful women at JDA, talk to some amazing women who also happen to be our customers, share perspectives from JDA associates and more! This week we feature a…

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Building an Interesting Workforce

Talking about workforce diversity – or a lack of it – can be tricky stuff. It makes some people squirm. Others feel like they need to “take a side” or mask how they really feel for fear of offending someone.  I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, and have decided that maybe it’s the…

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