The Innovative Solution Strategy to a True Real-Time, Predictive Digital Supply Chain

In parts 1 and 2 of this blog series, you learned about the role collaborative partnerships play in supply chain planning and execution with real-time visibility and predictive analytics and the benefits of the JDA and TransVoyant partnership. The last part of this blog series will discuss how JDA is delivering an innovative solution strategy…

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Mastering Store Logistics

Retail stores are feeling the pain of an evolving marketplace, where consumers have multiple paths to purchase and stores have become fulfillment nodes in the retail supply chain.  One of the many challenges this presents is a dramatic shift from linear inventory flows to more complex multi-point flows between DCs, stores and customers.  The effects…

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Mobile: It’s Time to Celebrate and Seize the Opportunities

By Chris Love, Chief Business Development Officer, REPL Group, longstanding JDA Alliance Partner Just about everyone recognizes that mobility matters like never before. No longer can it be seen as a nice-to-have feature for supply chain and operational applications – it’s become essential. For enterprise technology systems, a well-made mobile solution assures accessibility, familiarity and widespread…

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More than Half of Retailers are not Prepared to Meet Today’s Omni-Channel Labor Challenges. Are You?

In-store fulfillment of ecommerce orders; a more knowledgeable and demanding consumer; new labor legislation; rising minimum wages; emergence of the millennial workforce; there are so many recent developments impacting retail store labor. It’s no surprise that over half of retailers feel they are not prepared to meet the labor challenges in today’s omni-channel marketplace. That…

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JDA/SCM World Research Shows Integrated Business Planning Stimulates the Right and Left Brains of the C-Suite

CEOs and their executive suites are continually focused on two critical areas of the business—growth and risk. Growth and profitability are functions of the right side of the brain which deals with creativity and innovation. Risk avoidance is a function of the left side of the brain which deals with organization and control. The latest…

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Big Highlights from the NRF BIG Show

I’ve been coming to NRF for the past 15 years; most of that time as a retailer and consultant; this year was my first with JDA.  For me and 35,000 of my retail colleagues, it’s always been the biggest and best of the retail shows and the yearly kick off to our evaluation of new…

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The Assortment Paradigm Shift

In an ever-changing retail landscape, the idea of building a perfectly aligned, customer-centric assortment is every merchant’s dream. The question, however, is whether this is really possible, or just a mirage on the merchandising horizon? After decades of retail industry process and tool development, the approach taken towards creating an assortment hasn’t really changed, at…

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