An Unexpected Path

JoAnn Martin was a JDA customer for 17 years before she joined the company as vice president of Industry Strategy for Retail. Her experiences at L Brands, DSW and Luxottica, leading planning, allocation and analytical teams – and implementing a broad set of JDA solutions – has given her a unique approach to her job…

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The Key to Successfully Syncing Retail Price Planning and Execution

We know that keeping up with customer needs and delivering on shoppers’ expectations are among the biggest concerns retailers have today. And as companies come under pressure not only from changing shopper demographics and the impacts of technology, the holy grail for retailers today is using technology to better understand customers and give them shoppers…

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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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The Power of Mistakes

As part of JDA’s support of AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education), I attended the recent AWESOME Symposium and was privileged to hear amazing stories of women’s careers. What impressed me about the stories was the honesty – their willingness to talk about the problems they had, the mistakes they…

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An AWESOME Conversation

JDA was the proud host partner of the AWESOME Symposium, May 9-12 in Orlando. As part of the opening session, we shared a recorded conversation between Nancy Nix, Executive Director Emeritus of AWESOME and JDA CEO Girish Rishi, whose schedule prevented him from being there in person. During their conversation they discussed the importance of…

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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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