Bridging the Retailer-Manufacturer Divide: A Conversation with Flowcasting Founder André Martin

Retailers and manufacturers have long faced a disconnected supply chain, operating with different data sets, mismatched expectations and fundamental business differences. The result? Frustration, mistrust and a breakdown in the information supply chain. In this blog series, Supply Chain Nation sat down with a number of industry experts to discuss the retailer-manufacturer divide. First up…

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JDA’s Center of Excellence – Growing to Support our Global Business

Since opening in 2004, JDA’s Center of Excellence has come a long way in affirming the company’s vision to form an integrated, customer-focused, associate-centric, global supply chain center of excellence that delivers unparalleled value to customers through continuous innovation and best-in-class quality. This week, our move into a new 300,000-square foot facility in Bangalore, is…

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JDA Software to Present at the 2012 CSCMP Annual Global Conference

In today’s ultra-competitive markets, it is increasingly important for manufacturers and retailers to work collaboratively in supply chain management for collective efficiencies, improved profitability and optimization. Earlier this year, Supply Chain Digest and JDA surveyed a population of manufacturers and retailers to better understand the state of the industry and get an insider’s view on the importance of collaborative relationships and connecting their supply chains to the store shelf.

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Rethinking Category Management from Strategy to Execution

In a world before social media, mobile apps and smart phones, retailers and manufacturers had very little visibility into shopper insights without investing in focus groups and surveys and manually gathering data. Decisions were based on intuition and whatever data they could uncover. Shift to today – manufacturers are faced with an opposite problem, where a mountain of data and consumer information is widely available from a number of sources.

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