Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Attribute-Based Forecasting – Part 5

Today, across almost every category, products have more features and attributes than those available just a few years ago. For instance, a simple kitchen cleaner is not so simple anymore; there are countless combinations to choose from when you consider the brand, fragrance types, price bands and packaging sizes. The electronics industry has similar challenges…

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Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Forecasting Returns – Part 4

Have you ever ordered something online and then decided to return it? You’re not alone. While returns for in-store purchases average in the single digits, returns from e-commerce sales average 30%, with even higher rates in certain categories. This creates an interesting problem for both retailers and manufacturers that sell online: in addition to predicting…

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Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Learning from Structured & Unstructured Data – Part 2

Have you ever reviewed online customer ratings or feedback prior to buying a product? If you’re like most consumers, this type of research has now become a standard part of your purchasing process, especially if you’re considering a big-ticket item. For example, a couple planning a vacation can readily view customer ratings on different hotels…

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Powering the Digital Supply Chain: Machine Learning Enables Intelligent Segmentation – Part 1

Digital technology is revolutionizing supply chain management, driving significant innovation. Machine learning is a concept that has been around for decades, but lately has taken on new meaning as the industry has seen massive advancements in computing power and memory. This blog series will examine how machine learning is being applied to solve some of…

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JDA’s Project with SanDisk®, a Western Digital Brand, Recognized for Its Impressive Supply Chain Transformation

Supply & Demand Chain Executive recently announced its annual list of the best 100 supply chain transformations and projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across a wide range of supply chain functions. We were pleased to see JDA — once again! — land a spot on the Supply & Demand…

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