Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Omni-Channel World (Part 4): Leveraging the Technological Advantage of Cloud Self-Service

In previous blog posts (Parts 2 and 3), we explained how new fulfillment models are needed to survive in today’s omni-channel world. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at why cloud technology is the best option to grow your omni-channel supply chain capabilities. As companies have moved toward supporting an omni-channel…

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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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Why Now is the Right Time for Cloud: Part II

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 our first post on this topic, Massicotte discussed the many benefits of cloud…

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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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Q&A with Kevin Iaquinto: JDA Software’s New Chief Marketing Officer

Kevin Iaquinto is a very busy marketing executive these days. Recently appointed executive vice president and chief marketing officer for JDA Software on February 1, Iaquinto is responsible for leading and developing the company’s brand awareness and identity, lead generation programs, product/solutions marketing, marketing communications, public and analyst relations, partner marketing, business development, sales enablement,…

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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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