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Gazing into the Crystal Ball

JDA’s Crystal Ball event began last year across our two India-based Centers of Excellence to tackle the constant shift in technology head-on through our best asset – our people!  We are in our second year of the Crystal Ball events that have become a funnel for ideas that will fuel our product transformation and customer…

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Winning with Hyper-localization: How to Overcome the Challenge of Meeting Local Market Needs

Today’s blog comes from me alongside guest contributor Andy Grady-Smith, global capability director for category optimisation, dunnhumby. dunnhumby is a JDA partner working to provide companies with prescriptive, consumer-based insights to improve their merchandising strategies and decisions. Increasingly retailers are looking at ways to deliver hyper-localization of assortment for their customers. We teamed up to…

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Is it time to integrate your supply chain design with execution?

It wasn’t that long ago that integrating all the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of your end-to-end supply chain was considered a pipe dream. Times sure have changed! Customer expectations for product availability and seemingly endless purchasing channels are driving many companies to move product faster and smarter than ever before. Today, a company’s success…

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Tariffs Impacting the Supply Chain

Tariffs and 5 Areas Retailers Need to Focus on Now

For decades, from hardware to electronics, textiles, food, household goods, and general merchandise; retailers have been offering lower prices on goods sourced overseas.  Though there has been some change in recent years, most imported goods to the United States originate in China.  China’s cost base, infrastructure and manufacturing expertise provides a wealth of opportunities to…

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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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Shoppers Have Answers to Retailers’ Problems: Findings from the 2018 Global Consumer Survey

We know that retailers worldwide are struggling to meet shoppers’ demands for both personalization and convenience, even as customers in some markets are becoming skeptical about sharing data in the wake of privacy concerns. This year, the annual JDA Consumer Survey went global. Produced in partnership with Centiro, and conducted by strategic insight agency Opinium,…

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