InstructAR: Using Augmented Reality (AR) in the Warehouse to Improve Efficiency

While JDA’s Transportation Management Solutions have world-class algorithms that optimize trailer loads, execution of those plans during the physical loading process is often quite challenging. The ability to visualize, and possibly alter, the plan prior to the actual loading greatly increases the ability to execute the plan. In the video below, the JDA Labs team…

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JDA Labs Discusses 7 Design Principles for Building SaaS Applications

On Tuesday, September 12, JDA Labs Montreal held their third meetup on “Design Principles as Building Blocks for SaaS.” The audience was introduced to the 7 design principles that are driving the next generation of SaaS applications at JDA. Design principles are crucial when developing SaaS applications, as the experience is designed for a service,…

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Supply Chain Planning Basics: Planning to Execute

In our third blog we considered scheduling in the context of a manufacturing planning process; now, let’s explore how both planning and scheduling enable the execution of a plan, noting their respective roles and analyzing their interdependencies. We plan/schedule to help us execute: to do the right things at the right times in the right ways to efficiently achieve an objective. But in…

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Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Attribute-Based Forecasting – Part 5

Today, across almost every category, products have more features and attributes than those available just a few years ago. For instance, a simple kitchen cleaner is not so simple anymore; there are countless combinations to choose from when you consider the brand, fragrance types, price bands and packaging sizes. The electronics industry has similar challenges…

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Supply Chain Planning Basics: Planning to Schedule

In our second blog we considered planning theory as a unique problem solving domain within contexts like supply chain planning, so now let’s compare and contrast planning and scheduling, to better understand how they work together. In most every plan, like a manufacturing plan, we’re following a series of steps, tasks following one after another, where the sequence is driven…

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