How Cloud Investments are Fueling Manufacturers’ Digital Supply Chain Transformations

Digital innovation across every node of the supply chain is occurring – and fast. Smart factories, smart warehouses and smart transportation are becoming a reality as manufacturers invest in technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and more. Within manufacturing, we’re seeing machines, systems and devices become more…

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The Role of Cloud in Digital Transformations

It’s an exciting time to be a supply chain professional, as new technology advancements such as machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are fueling rapid supply chain innovation. Cutting-edge solutions are being built on cognitive, connected and open platforms, making it possible for companies to turn vast volumes of real-time…

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Our Slingshot to the Moon

Earlier this year JDA CEO Girish Rishi shared JDA’s innovation moonshot: the Autonomous Supply Chain™, JDA’s vision for the supply chain of the future. This vision takes advantage of JDA’s supply chain expertise plus disruptive technologies – such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) – and leverages…

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New RSR Report Highlights IT Investment Challenges Retailers Are Facing

Many retailers have underspent on technology in recent years. Weighed down by legacy software and siloed business processes, a lot of retailers have been guilty of making technology investment decisions reactively rather than proactively, even as their customers have embraced internet-connected mobile devices that have fundamentally changed retail. In a new benchmark report sponsored by…

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The “New” Safe Approach to Mission Criticality: Cloud for Warehousing, Distribution and Logistics

Spend five minutes perusing blogs like this, or traipsing about the corporate headquarters of nearly any company (in nearly any industry, country, or department), and you’ll hear repeated mention of terms such as “Cloud,” “SaaS (software as a service),” “PaaS (platform as a service),” and “IaaS (infrastructure as a service).” Spend five minutes more, and…

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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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