Have you ever thought it would be exciting to test drive a Ferrari or some other exotic car? The thrill of experiencing something totally different and exhilarating is hard to pass up even if you’re not a car nut. At NRF Retail’s BIG Show in New York City on January 17-19, 2016, JDA will be offering test drives of another totally different and exciting technology designed to please retail’s new boss—the consumer.
Do you remember a number of years ago when California was known as the home of the “Me” generation? Well, now the whole country, and most of the rest of the world, is home to a “Me” generation that includes all of us technology-enabled, hyper-connected consumers. Today’s new boss—consumers like you and me—want what we want, where and when we want it.
This consumer demand for “Me” retail is transforming everything from the role of the store to supply chain operations to how retailers plan and assort to match volatile shopper demand. Long-cherished product-centric merchandising processes are being rapidly replaced with new customer-centric sense and respond methods for localized assortments and personalized offers. This requires a new generation of retail planning software that combines the art of merchandising with the science of big data analytics. JDA is offering test drives of this exciting new software called Retail.me in our booth (#2817) at NRF Retail’s BIG Show.
Retail.me enables you to see your business the way that your customers do through intuitive, visual planning views that look similar to online shopping. These views are based on actionable big data intelligence. Fueled by JDA Labs and Google Cloud data science innovation, Retail.me provides a simple to use, visual planning and assortment tool that enables you to understand actual buying preferences by customer segment, to forecast and score assortment performance, and to recommend actions to drive optimal pre-trade and in-trade decisions.
Intrigued? Confused? Skeptical? Seeing is believing. Take an easy, self-service test drive of Retail.me in our booth at the BIG Show to experience the power and artistry it places in the hands of merchandise planners. Want to take a test drive but can’t make it to the BIG Show? Contact info@JDA.com to request a personal test drive.
Back to the Future
Remember a few years ago when you implemented your warehouse management system (WMS) and thought it would serve you well into the future? Then omni-channel happened, dramatically changing your distribution operations. Suddenly, that WMS that was optimal for store replenishment was creaking under the weight of hundreds or thousands of ecommerce orders per day. Processes and capabilities designed to handle pallet and case shipments to stores could not adequately adapt to efficiently process the mountains of “each” picks, packaging and parcel manifesting for online order fulfillment. Now you must go back to the drawing boards to implement a WMS capable of handling the complex demands of the future omni-channel commerce.
JDA has over three decades of experience helping retailers optimize their warehousing and distribution operations so it is no surprise that JDA Warehouse Management 9.1 has everything retailers need to optimally address all of the challenges of omni-channel fulfillment. JDA will be featuring the WMS 9.1 system in our booth at NRF and there will be retail and supply chain experts there to answer all of your questions.
There’s much more…
Besides test driving exotic software and learning about omni-channel ready distribution, there is much more happening in JDA’s booth at NRF 2016. As explained in our previous blog post on NRF, we will be distributing our new book on Profitable Omni-Channel for Dummies, providing health & wellness fitness tests, as well as allowing visitors to our booth to take an omni-channel fitness assessment where you can see where you are on the omni-channel maturity curve. And you can schedule a private one-to-one meeting with our retail and supply chain experts.
JDA will also be hosting a fun and interesting dinner event at New York’s exciting LAVO Italian restaurant and nightclub. Come and enjoy some great food and beverages, and network with a few hundred of your peers. Register today!
If you would like more information on any of JDA’s activities and events at NRF Retail’s BIG Show, or to register for a one-to-one meeting, contact us now!