Inside the Voice of the Category Manager Survey Results: Solving the Compliance Conundrum

Today’s modern shopper has sky-high expectations when it comes to customer service and product availability, leaving retailers and manufacturers with little room for error. Getting merchandise assortments right the first time is crucial to ensuring shopper satisfaction, as well as profitability. Yet nearly 70 percent of the Voice of the Category Manager survey respondents feel…

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JDA TV – IBP, S&OP and S&OE – What’s the Difference?

In this JDA TV video, Salim Shaikh, Senior Solutions Strategy Director at JDA, discusses the definitions of integrated business planning (IBP), sales and operations planning (S&OP) and sales and operations execution (S&OE), and how the definitions often differ depending on a company’s level of maturity.   For more interesting, educational, and insightful videos, browse through…

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Building A Demand Planning Group: Roles and Skillsets to Consider – Part 3 of 4

Welcome back to Part 3 in this series. Once you’ve decided your company will create a demand planning group and have determined what processes your organization will support, you can decide how to structure and staff it. As discussed in Part 2, there may be other functions combined with demand planning in your group.  The…

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