UK Grocery Industry, Retail and Replenisment

The Case of the Missing Aubergine

Earlier this summer, an aubergine shortage at a supermarket in Cheltenham, UK, captured the imagination of the Twittersphere after a ‘devastated’ local resident expressed his dismay at being greeted with an empty bay when he went to find the vegetable. A flurry of memes and tweets mourning the loss of Cheltenham’s aubergines ensued, calling for…

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SaaS and Retail Innovation: A Software Development Perspective on Managing Change

It’s a fact that many retailers have struggled to embrace innovations in technology, especially the move to cloud-based or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for day-to-day operations. Even so, retailers know that moving to the cloud gives them greater agility and faster speed to market. According to a new survey from JDA and KPMG, over the past five years…

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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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Brains Meet Brawn in Retail & Supply Chain

The changing supply chain landscape The emergence of AI and Machine Learning in the supply chain is changing the way managers approach managing inventory, production, distribution and selling to optimize the customer experience.  Data from customer promotions, weather, local events and holidays also present a plethora of variables to account for in estimating demand across…

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