Proven Paths to Creating New Value Quickly

Transforming an area of your business can yield great returns for your company, but it can also be complex, time-consuming, and costly. These are usually known risks that we accept in order to achieve the end results, which include improved business performance, greater productivity, or competitive differentiation. Trying to achieve the ultimate end state of…

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Why Now is the Right Time for Cloud: Part III

When many people think of the cloud, they think of fast, low-cost deployments of relatively simple applications, not complex, game-changing systems like supply chain management. Supply Chain Nation asked Serge Massicotte, JDA’s chief technology officer, for his thoughts on this matter. In parts I and II of this blog series, Massicotte shared his thoughts on…

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Why Now is the Right Time for Cloud: Part II

When many people think of the cloud, they think of fast, low-cost deployments of relatively simple applications, not complex, game-changing systems like supply chain management. Supply Chain Nation asked Serge Massicotte, JDA’s chief technology officer, for his thoughts on this matter. In our first post on this topic, Massicotte discussed the many benefits of cloud…

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Power to the People: 5 Trends Impacting Workforce Management in Retail

The retail landscape has changed significantly over the last decade. In particular, the growth of omni-channel retail and globalization has meant that retailers have needed to adopt newer supply chain processes and innovate both online and in-store to meet consumer demand. These changes are also having a knock-on effect on retailers’ workforces, which has meant that newer requirements are being asked of them; if retailers are to survive in this new world it…

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What the Age of the Consumer Means to Industrial Manufacturing: A Conversation with IDC’s Simon Ellis

There is no question that consumer demand is now driving the consumer goods and retail industries. But how does it impact industrial manufacturing? To get some Expert Insight on this topic, Supply Chain Nation spoke with Simon Ellis, practice director, supply chain strategies, for IDC Manufacturing Insights. Here is a summary of his comments. SCN:…

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