Combating the Digital Supply Chain Talent Gap

For the past eight years, I have been delivering lectures on supply chain management at the University of Texas at Dallas. This has given me a unique opportunity to interact with students pursuing their master’s and doctorate degrees in Industrial Engineering, Computer Science and Business Administration. Lately, I have noticed a step function change in…

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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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Shaping the Future of the Supply Chain

Recently Glenn A. Steinberg, Principal and Global Supply Chain Leader, Advisory, EY and Matthew Butler, Industry Strategies Director, JDA Software sat down with Manufacturing Business Technology to discuss challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers and their supply chains. Following is an excerpt of their conversation: When we consider the biggest challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers and their supply…

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The Smart Logistics Network of the Future: Blockchain in the Supply Chain

The numbers speak volumes! There is clearly tremendous interest among supply chain practitioners to learn, understand and share thoughts on Blockchain. In one of the best attended break-out sessions of FOCUS 2018, we joined forces with executives from leading companies to exchange thoughts on the impact and value Blockchain may hold for supply chain, as…

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Western Digital’s Lights-Out Approach to the Digital Supply Chain

JDA recently hosted its annual High-Tech Thought Leadership event at our customer Maxim Integrated’s world headquarters campus. The event had a great turnout in the heart of the global high-tech and electronics/semiconductor industry, and attendees heard fantastic customer presentations from Maxim, as well as our customer Western Digital. Several organizations including Cypress Semiconductor, Intel Corporation/Altera,…

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New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Last week JDA hosted more than 2,000 customers and partners at FOCUS in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, 90 executives from the manufacturing, retail and logistics industries attended the Executive Exchange, sponsored by KPMG LLP (KPMG). The Executive Exchange offered an exclusive networking opportunity in a trusted, non-competitive environment and featured many customer speakers including Polaris,…

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