Designing Customer and Career Success

Chrystel Black is the User Experience (UX) Director at JDA Labs in Montreal, where she leads a team of 15 professionals, spread out over three countries: India, Canada and the U.S. Between balancing her job at JDA Labs and organizing her son’s boy choir school’s next tour to Europe, she still finds time to put…

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What Happens When You Say Yes

I am happiest when I am helping people. In my career, that has translated to saying yes pretty much every time I was presented an opportunity or someone asked me for help. Sometimes I did it without knowing exactly what I’d signed up for. Often my “yes” resulted in me working longer days or traveling…

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Recognition for an AWESOME Leader

This week, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) presented Dr. Nancy Nix with its Distinguished Service Award. If you work in supply chain, Nancy is someone worth knowing. She is the Executive Director of AWESOME, which stands for Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain, Operations Management and Education, an organization focused on advancing…

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Driving Kenco’s Innovation Initiative

Kristi Montgomery has built an impressive career in supply chain technology over the past 27 years at Kenco Logistics, the largest woman-owned third party logistics company in the United States. Kristi has built her career from the ground up during her time at Kenco, and currently leads the company’s innovation initiative as VP of Innovation…

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Career Success? She Asked for It!

Akhila Dhamotharan is a confident, self-directed, life-long learner who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it. It’s how she’s built a fulfilling 13+ year career in JDA’s Center of Excellence in Bangalore.  As a Solution Director in JDA’s consulting services business, she leads a team of 120 associates in the company’s…

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Work Hard and Listen

When Danielle Manning, Senior Practice Director for JDA Consulting Services, sets her sights on achieving something, you can count on it happening.  The combination of a Pennsylvania-bred work ethic and mastery of the art of listening – to customers and colleagues – has propelled her to success. In today’s blog, she shares what she has…

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Diversity at Work

We all see the world based on our past experiences, current roles and environments. That may lead us to make assumptions or go about our work in ways that unintentionally hinders progress. JDA CIO Bill Owen shares how becoming aware of differences in how we communicate and engage has helped him to become more effective…

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The Teacher Keeps Learning

Dianne Bender has built a rewarding career through lifelong learning. She not only manages the Product Documentation team in JDA’s Waukesha, Wisconsin office, but she also just marked 25 years as a professor at her alma mater, the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Along the way there were many lessons that came from diversity in employers,…

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