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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Warehouse of the Future: Adopting Automation within Your Supply Chain – Part 1 of 2

There’s currently a digital supply chain transformation that’s happening faster than the physical supply chain can react, requiring hybrid solutions in semi-automated environments where humans and robots work in tandem. New incentives to modernize operational capabilities should be added that capture efficiencies not previously achieved, while laying the foundation of a digitalized supply chain, continuously…

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Nine West Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Nine West files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a career trucker helps to steer the path for self-driving trucks, manufacturers are expressing trepidation that a burgeoning rebound in blue-collar…

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Supply Chain Digitalization Is Top of Mind for Many Manufacturers – Are You One of Them?

The world is changing constantly and quickly. Digital technologies and their related information flows continue to disrupt industries – creating new opportunities for customer service, revenue streams, efficiencies, and competitive advantage. Those that once viewed Amazon’s wild success as primarily a retail concern have now reconsidered, and if they want to be successful, re-positioned. Amazon…

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The Importance of Organizing Warehouse Work and the Requirement to Utilize Real-Time Data to Optimize Warehouse Efficiency – Part 2 of 3

In part 1 of the blog series, “Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer,” we focused on organizational steps to be taken to improve workforce optimization. In addition to organizational steps, the way work is organized is also what drives efficiency and increases workers…

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Waveless Picking: Is Your Supply Chain Able to Compete with Amazon?

Think back five years ago when you shopped online. Back then, when you placed an order online and the estimated delivery date was 10 days later, that was acceptable. Now think about your online shopping and shipping expectations today – a 10-day delivery estimate is unacceptable to most, if not all, consumers. This is mostly…

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The Diversity & Inclusion Awakening at dunnhumby

Editor’s note: On occasion, Wednesdays for Women will share perspectives and best practices from customers, partners and other thought leaders with a goal of promoting greater awareness and information sharing to continue advancing women in technology and supply chain careers. Today’s perspective comes from Vicky Whitney, senior communications executive at JDA partner dunnhumby. Joining dunnhumby…

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