Shaping Retail’s Future: Learning and Insights from NRF 2018

Some of the best moments from this year’s NRF Expo highlighted the opportunities retailers have to grow and reinvent the industry in 2018. At Retail’s Big Show, attendees learned from engaging speakers, experienced new innovations in retailing and left with insights that’ll help their brands refocus on customer needs, building experiences that will build business…

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The Growing Digital Connection Between Businesses and Consumers

I recently attended the CEWIT2017 Conference at the Center for Wireless and Information Technology’s facility at beautiful Stony Brook University in New York. This is one of the premier conferences in the development and application of emerging technologies, and it does an excellent job of bringing together academic research and industrial innovation in one forum.…

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JDA and IVADO Partnership Officially Launches at Montreal Office

JDA Labs launched the official kick-off of Apogee, the data science research initiative in the areas of the logistics, supply chain and retail industries. The program, which is a joint initiative between JDA Labs and IVADO, will enable collaborative research between JDA Labs scientists and their academic counter-parts, and will involve six professors and ten…

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Innovating Through Mistakes

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is the advice we often get at life’s difficult moments. The other bit of mildly needling advice is that “it’s not what happens, it’s how you deal with it that counts.” It turns out that science underpins these truisms, and moreover, there are important lessons for economies, corporations…

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JDA Labs Holds Meetup on Data Science and Technologies for Innovative Decision Making

JDA Labs recently held a meetup on Optimization Algorithms and Graph Databases: Tools for Better Decision Making. It was an evening based around data science and technologies for innovative decision making. A Mathematical Approach to Optimal Inventory Decisions The first topic presented a mathematical approach to make optimal inventory decisions: Inventory management, a new look…

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The Evolution of the Warehouse: How Innovation is Changing the Supply Chain – Part 1 of 3

Evolving customer behavior is causing many changes in the supply chain industry, and the pace of change is happening so fast that it’s dislocating many established companies and portions of the economy. These changes are impacting workplaces around the world, and distribution centers (DCs) aren’t exempt. Supply chain managers are under pressure to focus on…

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