Trains, Planes and Two Essential Elements of a Strategic Supply Chain Management Program

Over the past 20 years, supply chain management has become a mission-critical component of a company’s success. Strategic supply chain management has the capability to significantly reduce a company’s costs, minimize risk, boost customer service, increase efficiency and improve the bottom line. However, if a company wants to succeed in today’s business environment, it must…

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Walmart Leads the Retail Market to Improve the Quality of Fresh Produce

Kudos to Walmart for showing industry leadership by embracing and enforcing the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI). They have recently notified their fresh produce suppliers that effective November 1st of this year, all items delivered to their distribution centers must include standardized case labels. [Wal-Mart sets PTI label deadline for suppliers] Mislabeled items could be rejected…

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Business Agility Demands In-Line Analytics

For businesses large and small, the rate of change in markets and global supply chains is constantly increasing. The traditional “plan-execute-analyze-respond” cycle is getting so compressed it requires these steps to be virtually simultaneous. In addition, disruptions are hitting supply chain operations on a seemingly daily basis, requiring immediate attention to minimize impact. As a…

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JDA’s Commitment to the Cloud Offers Customers Improved Flexibility

At JDA’s user conference last year CEO Hamish Brewer outlined a long-term transformational strategy that included an increasing number of JDA solutions moving to the cloud. While JDA will still offer on-premise solutions, everything we do as a company—how we develop, market, sell, deploy and support our products—will be focused on a cloud-based model. JDA’s…

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