Discover the New Playbook for Evolving Retailers

It’s far too easy to get so caught up in headlines about the so-called “retail apocalypse” that we forget to see the successes in retail today. From new cutting-edge technologies that reduce fulfillment times and maximize revenue, to new ways of leveraging data that can personalize and promote like never before, these are exciting times…

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Why Solid Project Governance – or Lack of It – Spells Success or Failure in Supply Chain

Picture this real-world scenario:  A major battery manufacturer finds itself running two years behind on a project with a partner firm. At many companies, this long of a delay could have jeopardized the outcome. But there is a strong project steering committee in place – with good communication via cross-functional discussions between the manufacturer and the…

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Lifelong Learning Through Books

Graduation season is upon us and hundreds of graduates will be leaving high school and college to start a new journey – most either furthering their education or starting their career. We know it can be tough to find the right gift for a new graduate, but since continuous learning is a component of JDA’s…

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Ability to Adapt

Sharon McGowan has an amazing ability to adapt to any situation. That skill, along with her perseverance and work ethic, have helped her navigate through the ups and downs of her career and personal life. Throughout her journey she’s applied the lessons learned to improve her skills and approach, advancing into the role of EMEA…

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Warehouse of the Future: Digitalization and New Technologies Driving Next Generation Warehouse Automation – Part 2 of 2

In part 1 of this 2-part blog series, “Warehouse of the Future: Adopting Automation within the Supply Chain,” we took a deeper dive into today’s automation systems landscape and retrofitting today’s supply chain with automation. Part-2 of the series will go into more detail around the technologies driving next generation warehouse automation and digitalization and…

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Growing Women in Supply Chain Leadership

This week, Wednesdays for Women features a Q&A with Heather Sheehan, Executive Director of AWESOME (which stands for achieving women’s excellence in supply chain operations, management and education). Heather’s career spans more than 30 years in the manufacturing and transportation industries, with leadership positions in procurement, logistics and marketing at Danaher, Honeywell, Union Pacific Corporation…

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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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