Why Now is the Right Time for Cloud: Part III

When many people think of the cloud, they think of fast, low-cost deployments of relatively simple applications, not complex, game-changing systems like supply chain management. Supply Chain Nation asked Serge Massicotte, JDA’s chief technology officer, for his thoughts on this matter. In parts I and II of this blog series, Massicotte shared his thoughts on…

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What the Age of the Consumer Means to Industrial Manufacturing: A Conversation with IDC’s Simon Ellis

There is no question that consumer demand is now driving the consumer goods and retail industries. But how does it impact industrial manufacturing? To get some Expert Insight on this topic, Supply Chain Nation spoke with Simon Ellis, practice director, supply chain strategies, for IDC Manufacturing Insights. Here is a summary of his comments. SCN:…

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3 Key Complexities You Must Address in Your Supply Chain in 2014 – Part I

As part of our Expert Insight series, Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Gordon Wade, chief executive officer and director of best practices for the Category Management Association. In Part I of our conversation with Gordon, he discuss the key markets shifts that are increasing complexity in the supply chain – and that retailers…

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Go Ahead, Make My Day…. Really, please! The New Generation of Supply Chain Software Users

While many blogs, articles and websites talk frequently about the changing, evolving and ever-connected consumer, little focus seems to be paid to the practitioners (or end users) of the supply & demand chain software that drive the satisfaction of those end consumers. As the end consumer is evolving, being more connected, “always-on”, social and succinct,…

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