JDA Software - The Supply Chain Company
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Aug 27, 2014JDA announces executive promotions
Razat Gaurav has been named executive vice president and general manager, Global Industries and Solutions, and Enrique (Quique) Rodriguez has been appointed executive vice president and chief sales officer.
Aug 26, 2014Supply chain technology: the key to online order fulfilment
JDA Software retail strategy expert Lee Gill examines the challenges posed by the rise of online shopping and the convergence of the digital and physical supply chains.
Aug 26, 2014The Disruption of Store Operations: How Retailers Can Keep Pace
Scott Welty, vice president of industry strategy for JDA Software, discusses the unique partnership of planning and store execution, identifies key trends in retail operations, and notes what stores must do to provide personalized customer experience.
Aug 19, 2014Open Sky Group chosen as US reseller of JDA warehouse management software
Open Sky Group, an independent consulting company specializing in warehouse management system (WMS) implementations, has announced that it has been chosen by JDA Software as a U.S. reseller for the JDA WMS and other add-on applications.
Aug 18, 2014TMS or 3PL?
Many third-party logistics companies (3PLs) tout their ability to manage transportation costs for their shipper customers. But what most logistics managers may not fully appreciate is the extent to which 3PLs rely on software—specifically, transportation management systems (TMS)—to achieve freight savings on their clients' behalf.
Aug 13, 2014Most retail supply chains are not ready for omnichannel commerce
Less than one-fourth of retail CEOs participating in a global study sponsored by JDA Software believe the rise of omnichannel shopping will affect their organizations.
Aug 12, 2014Retail 2020: The 7 Trends Impacting Brick & Mortar Retailers
The retail industry is in the midst of a massive transformation driven by consumers’ rapid adoption of new digital technologies. By the year 2020, the retail landscape will have fundamentally changed how every retailer will go to market. No segment of retail will be more impacted than the brick-and-mortar store. Here are seven trends brick-and-mortar retailers should consider, and what they can do to make their stores retail winners.
Aug 11, 2014Supply Chain Graphic of the Week: Closing the Gap from Plan to Performance
Supply Chain Digest's supply chain graphic of the week highlights flowcasting and features a graphic from JDA Software's Andre Martin’s videocast on Supply Chain Television.
Aug 11, 2014Watt’s gets a handle on efficiency with JDA software
Watt's SA (a Chile-based processor of meats, pasta, juices, and other food and beverage products for international customers) has Manufacturing Planning software from JDA Software Group to bring together and streamline forecasting, production, distribution and inventory.
Aug 11, 2014Omnichannel: Retail Supply Chains’ Big Challenge
Retailers’ supply chains generally are not optimized to support the new omnichannel environment, particularly with regard to the changing supply needs created by the expansion in mobile and online shopping, according to a recent report in which Pricewaterhousecoopers surveyed 400 retail CEOs.
Aug 4, 2014Most retail supply chains are not ready for omnichannel commerce
A new study suggests that many global retailers aren't prepared for the challenges of the omnichannel world. Eighty-three percent of retail chief executive officers (CEOs) participating in a survey commissioned by JDA Software said their supply chains currently are "not optimal" for meeting omnichannel's demands.
Jul 28, 2014The value of end-to-end intercontinental transportation planning
Fab Brasca, vice-president of global logistics at JDA Software, discusses how companies can get value from utilizing end-to-end logistics planning.
Jul 28, 2014The Internet Retailing Procurement Guide 2014
Lee Gill, vice president retail strategy, JDA Software, discusses multichannel integration and the increased pace of change occurring with retailers IT systems in the "Matching the Pace of Change" and 'Time to Up the Ante" features of this Internet Retailing Supplement on procurement.
Jul 25, 2014JDA Concentrates Focus on Global 3PL Market
Peter van Merode, vice president of industry strategy at JDA Software discusses the strategy behind JDA's recently formed Global 3PL Business Unit focused on sales and product development for this market.
Jul 25, 2014JDA targets 3PL market
The supply chain software company JDA has become such a fixture in the world of major retailers and manufacturers that it’s easy to forget the company also has a major presence in the third-party logistics provider market. But there’s room for growth, the company said, evidenced by its decision earlier this year to create a dedicated 3PL business unit aimed at expanding its revenue from the sector.
Jul 24, 2014Low carbon supply chains for a sustainable future
Razat Gaurav, international senior vice president at JDA Software, shares how the topic of carbon emissions among JDA customers is becoming a strategic issue and more institutionalized, with many linking emissions to remuneration.
Jul 23, 2014Visibility Lends Authority to Supply Chain Plans
In this Material Handling & Logistics byline, Fab Brasca, vice president of strategy at JDA Software, discusses how implementing closed-loop visibility—planning—execution process can create supply chains that are more cost effective, provide better customer service, and are more profitable.
Jul 17, 2014Logistics News: Somewhat Quietly, Labor Management Systems for Distribution Continue to Drive Big Operational Improvements
Nafe Hagen, an LMS expert at JDA Software, explains how most prospective customers are looking past the basics of labor, capabilities which are just assumed must be there, and are primarily interested in how to be better at the overall labor picture versus just using the labor reporting. This includes the planning of labor requirements, scheduling of tasks and hours, the ability to perform trend analysis and most importantly to look for where additional gains can be achieved beyond those that come from basic labor reporting.
Jul 16, 201434 JDA Customers Recognized In Apparel Magazine Top 50 Retailer List
American Eagle Outfitters, Chico’s FAS, Inc. and Stage Stores are among the 34 JDA Software customers recognized by Apparel Magazine in the Top 50 for 2014 list.
Jul 11, 2014Are CEOs Missing the Boat on Omnichannel?
The technology-driven shift to omnichannel shopping is the most transformative change to hit retail in decades. Yet in a global survey of CEOs conducted by PwC, only 22 percent felt this monumental shift would impact their organizations. Are these retail CEOs missing the boat?
Jul 11, 2014Multi-modal voice replaces paper after WMS upgrade
In an effort to help reduce costs, improve processes and enhance its relationship with union employees, Pepsi-Cola & National Brands Ltd. deployed WMS, (JDA, jda.com) and workforce management (WFM) technology informed by the new operator scanning and voice system (Vocollect, vocollect.com).
Jul 10, 2014Bed Bath and Beyond investing in IT
Bed Bath and Beyond is building out its omnichannel capabilities with capital expenditures focused heavily on IT.
Jul 9, 20142014 Top 20 Global Supply Chain Management Software Suppliers
The market for supply chain management software (SCM), maintenance and services posted another year of solid growth, generating $8.944 billion in 2013, including applications for procurement software.
Jul 8, 2014Best-of-Breed Supply Chain Solutions
JDA Software, Scottsdale, Ariz., launched Distribution-Centric Supply Chain Suite (DCS Suite), an integrated set of cloud-based supply chain planning and execution solutions that solve inventory planning, replenishment and order fulfillment challenges, says Thomas Kozenski, global vice president, industry strategy.
Jul 8, 2014Top 20 supply chain management software suppliers, 2014
The market for supply chain management (SCM) software, maintenance and services posted another year of solid growth, generating $8.944 billion in 2013, including applications for procurement software. That represented a nearly 7.4% increase over 2012 revenues, according to Chad Eschinger, vice president of supply chain with research firm Gartner (gartner.com).
Jul 1, 2014New report reveals challenges facing retailers in serving online customers
According to the latest findings from JDA's Customer Pulse Report 2014, this idea of an omni-channel operation is very much a work in progress: 57% of consumers reveal that they feel there is a lack of integration between retailers' in-store and online channels.
Jul 1, 2014An Omni-Channel Supply-Chain Gap?
Consumers who are using mobile devices, PCs, smartcards and other methods to shop are putting growing pressure on retail supply chains worldwide. So much so that 83% of global retail CEOs believe that their supply chains are "not optimal" for today's retail environment.
Jul 1, 2014DSW Uses Size Optimization To Help Merchandise New Store Mixture
Linda Canada, SVP of Planning and Allocation for shoe retailer and JDA customer DSW, discusses the importance of assortment precision and how DSW is leveraging JDA Assortment Planning to help these efforts.
Jun 30, 2014JDA Software still working on identity in private world
JDA is transforming from a company that sells product solutions into one that sells products and services, including moving more into online solutions.
Jun 27, 2014What Defines a Leading Supply Chain?
What defines a leading supply chain? Puneet Saxena, vice president of manufacturing solutions strategy with JDA Software, lays out the five core tenets of a high performance supply chain.
Jun 26, 2014CEOs mull supply chain transformation
The majority of CEOs worldwide believe that their retail supply chains are currently "not optimal" for today's changing retail environment. That is one of the biggest takeaways from a global retail CEO survey of over 400 retail industry CEOs conducted by PwC for JDA Software titled ‘CEO Viewpoint: The Strategic Role of Supply Chain in an All-Channel World'.
Jun 26, 2014Study: ‘Staggering’ 83% of CEOs believe supply chains are not up to omni-channel challenges
In a global survey of more than 400 retail CEOs, only 34% of the respondents considered the rise of omni-channel shopping as an external threat, while only 22% said it would impact their organization.
Jun 26, 2014Real-time supply-chain visibility can lift manufacturing performance
Using near-real-time information and visibility at all levels of a supply chain will enable retailers and manufacturers to improve the performance and cost effectiveness of their supply chains while mitigating risks to security of supply, says industrial and retail software group JDA International and Strategic Initiatives senior VP Razat Gaurav.
Jun 26, 2014Retail supply chains not ready for omnichannel
While omnichannel retail is the biggest growth area for retailers, the majority of retail CEOs are focused on traditional growth areas.
Jun 26, 2014Visibility Drives Iterative Planning and Execution
Improving supply chain operations must start with supply chain visibility. Without visibility into what is happening in the supply chain, planning will be based on old norms, rather than current realities. As a result, managers must react manually to changes and disruptions that come their way. And manual adjustments are usually not optimal.
Jun 25, 2014Study: 83% of Retail Execs Say Supply Chain Not Optimized
A new study from PwC, commissioned by JDA Software, found that while 83% of retail executives surveyed reported that their supply chains were not optimized to support the new omnichannel world, only one-third considered the omnichannel dynamic to be an external threat.
Jun 25, 2014This Week in Logistics News (June 7 – 13)
JDA Software released its Customer Pulse report out of the UK. The report discusses home delivery results and “click and collect,” which is a prevalent omni-channel commerce flow in the UK. In fact, the report states that 48 percent of respondents stated that they used such services in the last 12 months. Click Here to request a copy of the report.
Jun 25, 2014Survey: CEOs maintain traditional supply chain focus
Although 50% of CEOs say that their supply chain can be a strategic differentiator in the new omni-channel customer paradigm, 83% of worldwide CEOs believe that their retail supply chains are currently “not optimal” for today’s changing retail environment.
Jun 25, 2014Supply Chain News: Interim JDA CEO Bal Dail on Where the Company is Headed in 2014 and Beyond (Part 2)
SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore had the chance recently to do a phone interview with interim JDA Software CEO Bal Dail, who replaced long-time CEO Hamish Brewer in May over concerns that company wasn't moving fast enough relative to a new strategic plan.
Jun 25, 2014Study: ‘Staggering’ 83% of CEOs believe supply chains are not up to omni-channel challenges
In a global survey of more than 400 retail CEOs, only 34% of the respondents considered the rise of omni-channel shopping as an external threat, while only 22% said it would impact their organization.
Jun 25, 2014Retail CEOs underestimate omni-channel supply chain challenges
In a global survey of over 400 retail industry CEOs, conducted by PwC for JDA Software, 83 percent said they believe their retail supply chains are currently "not optimal" for today's changing retail environment.
Jun 25, 2014Monte Zweben's Splice Machine Introduces New Hadoop RDBMS
In this article on Splice Machine, which positions itself as the provider of the only Hadoop RDBMS, Splice Machine CEO Monte Zweben mentions his first marketing and eCommerce software company called Blue Martini Software, and how it is now a part of JDA Software.
Jun 25, 2014One in five online shoppers experiencing problems with home delivery, new research finds
Consumers are increasingly turning towards click and collect services with nearly half (48 per cent) using it in the last year, research of over 3,000 UK consumers from JDA software finds. Convenience (53 per cent) and cost (53 per cent) were the biggest reasons for doing so.
Jun 25, 20141 in 5 UK consumers experience problems with home delivery
Nearly one in five (19 percent) UK consumers have reported problems with home delivery services over the last 12 months, according to new research from JDA’s Customer Pulse Report.
Jun 25, 2014UK: 1 in 5 consumers have witnessed delivery issues - report
Almost 1 in 5 (19 percent) UK consumers have experienced problems with home deliveries over the last 12 months, according to research revealed by US software and consultancy company JDA Software’s latest Customer Pulse Report.
Jun 24, 2014Report: The Future of Retail
The retail industry has witnessed huge transformation, with technology changing consumer shopping habits in a way that is unrecognizable from a decade ago. Rise of the ethical consumer has seen the emergence of a more customer-centric approach and focus on sustainable spending. Alongside these topics, this reports looks at how mobile technology, supply chain management and consumer spending data have revolutionized the modern retail experience.
Jun 24, 2014Redesign To Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader
JDA is mentioned in this Eye for Transport article focused on supply chain planning and how businesses need to redesign their supply chains in order to improve the value of it.
Jun 24, 2014SanDisk's Commitment to Supply Chain Excellence Recognized With Multiple Distinctions
The Gartner Supply Chainnovators Program and JDA Software Real Results Award Recognized SanDisk for Driving Better Supply Chain Performance and Elevating the Role of Supply Chain
Jun 23, 2014Retailers believe supply chains not optimal: Survey
A majority of global retailers believe that their retail supply chains are currently ‘not optimal’ in the current retail environment, said a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for JDA Software.
Jun 20, 2014Scottsdale's JDA Software seeks new CEO, moving products to the cloud
The company is searching for a CEO after long-term employee Hamish Brewer stepped down in May after serving in the executive role since 2003. In addition, JDA is transforming from a company that sells product solutions into a company that sells both products and services, including moving more into cloud solutions.