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Inside the Voice of the Store Manager Survey Results: Successful Retailers Find Ways to Fulfill Customer Expectations

It’s no secret that today’s consumer is in the driver’s seat and has high expectations from retailers. The second annual JDA Voice of the Store Manager Survey revealed that instead of shutting doors, successful retailers are evolving the store into a place to solve customer problems, relying on the speed and convenience of in-store fulfillment…

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The Big Miss: The Critical Success Element Most Retailers and Industry Analysts Are Overlooking When Talking about Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Retail Disruption

The term Retail Apocalypse has become so popular that it now has its own Wikipedia page. News websites such as The Atlantic, Retail Dive and Business Insider are sharing statistics and analysis around the demise of brick-and-mortar retail, along with analysis of what the future might hold. Conversely, Lori Mitchell-Keller from SAP and Greg Zakowicz…

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Enterprise-Level Workforce Scheduling and Labor Management Optimization in the Customer-Connected Era

Today’s staff scheduling and dynamic multi-function planning, coupled with task productivity, are important in today’s retail store and within the warehouse environment. Task dispatch, priority, and integration within the day and across the week are crucial to matching customer needs and demands in addition to customer traffic patterns across retail/warehouse.  Integrated Labor Management and Workforce…

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Omni-Channel Commerce – Event-Driven Labor and Workforce Management

Today’s supply chain is more event and customer driven than ever before.  New pressures have resulted in more real-time, event driven processes and omni-channel fulfillment within the warehouse, the store, and the extended supply chain. This blog will define the latest trends and advancements in event-driven real-time labor management to compare and discuss engineered standards…

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The Inventory Balancing Act: What’s Tipping the Scales?

Inventory optimization has always focused on two intersecting balancing acts—balancing supply and demand, and balancing inventory costs with customer service levels. But today there are two key disruptors upsetting this delicate balance—omni-channel fulfillment and volatility. These issues stand out in the recently released JDA Vision 2015 Supply Chain Market Study. The study is based on…

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