Prêt-à-Porter Takes a Back Seat to ‘Made to Order’

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: Amazon receives patent to produce clothing on-demand; the retail sector continues to shed jobs; and ‘Made in America’ faces a difficult hurdle. On-demand apparel brings new meaning to “fast…

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JDA Welcomes Future Supply Chain Leaders to FOCUS 2017

As supply chain professionals, we know that our field is growing like never before. Current estimates have 200,000 new jobs being created this year alone. With that said, we are faced with a growing talent gap; a lack of supply chain professionals versed in the dynamics of the digital supply chain and the complexity created…

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The Pros and Cons of Reshoring

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This quick roundup of industry news includes a look at manufacturing in the U.S., Walmart’s latest play in the battle for online shoppers, the environmental consequences of fast fashion, and more.…

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The ‘New’ Safe Approach to Warehouse Management System (WMS) Deployments

In recent years, application management outsourcing services including Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and cloud based managed services have seen tremendous progress re-shaping the landscape of many IT departments. Shifting responsibilities for maintaining applications to organizations for which these are core competencies has seen great success and rewards, even for mission…

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Tapping into Big Data to Enable Actionable Supply Chain Visibility and Predictive Analytics

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable. Unpredictable consumer behavior, traffic patterns, port behavior, severe weather, natural disasters and labor unrest are all examples of external events that can cause supply chain disruptions that lead to increased costs and customer service challenges. Traditional supply chain visibility solutions, reliant on latent EDI-based status updates, alert users to disruptions…

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JDA Partner Program – Providing the Tools for Success!

Partner programs are not a new concept. Most of the large technology companies rely on a structured partner ecosystem to help expand revenue and market share in the designated industries they serve. Launching a new and improved partner program can be a daunting task and can often upset the apple cart. The question ultimately becomes…

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Put a Stop to Your Warehouse Scheduling Nightmares at ProMat

A typical warehouse can have anywhere between 10 to 40 different roles to manage their entire operations. The complexity of the operation grows exponentially when you have different material handling equipment, product categories and fulfilment channels. Scheduling labor for these different roles is a planning nightmare that many warehouse supervisors face on a regular basis.…

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