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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Q&A with Kevin Iaquinto: JDA Software’s New Chief Marketing Officer

Kevin Iaquinto is a very busy marketing executive these days. Recently appointed executive vice president and chief marketing officer for JDA Software on February 1, Iaquinto is responsible for leading and developing the company’s brand awareness and identity, lead generation programs, product/solutions marketing, marketing communications, public and analyst relations, partner marketing, business development, sales enablement,…

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3 Key Complexities You Must Address in Your Supply Chain in 2014 – Part I

As part of our Expert Insight series, Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Gordon Wade, chief executive officer and director of best practices for the Category Management Association. In Part I of our conversation with Gordon, he discuss the key markets shifts that are increasing complexity in the supply chain – and that retailers…

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