SaaS and Retail Innovation: A Software Development Perspective on Managing Change

It’s a fact that many retailers have struggled to embrace innovations in technology, especially the move to cloud-based or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for day-to-day operations. Even so, retailers know that moving to the cloud gives them greater agility and faster speed to market. According to a new survey from JDA and KPMG, over the past five years…

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Shoppers Have Answers to Retailers’ Problems: Findings from the 2018 Global Consumer Survey

We know that retailers worldwide are struggling to meet shoppers’ demands for both personalization and convenience, even as customers in some markets are becoming skeptical about sharing data in the wake of privacy concerns. This year, the annual JDA Consumer Survey went global. Produced in partnership with Centiro, and conducted by strategic insight agency Opinium,…

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Reimagining the Digital Control Tower:  Modern, Resilient, Intuitive 

It has been two decades since the logistics industry created the control tower, addressing the challenge of accounting for inventory in motion / at rest and providing greater visibility for 3PLs, distributors, retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers. Today, digital control towers (DCTs) have benefitted from two decades of supply chain innovation. However, when it comes to…

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Friday in 5: Target Announces One-Day Sale to Challenge Amazon Prime Day

Welcome to Friday in 5 – news from around the world of supply chain, served up in one place to keep you up-to-date. This week: Target goes head-to-head with Amazon Prime Day; warehouse availability is at its tightest in two decades; IBM creates a new challenge for artificial intelligence; U.S. producer prices rose in June;…

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