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Five Things Every Retail CEO Needs to Know
Retailers that reorient their strategies around the customer will enhance their ability to engage, anticipate and execute in today's environment. This will require key changes in some of the most fundamental aspects of the retail business model, impacting demand signals and merchandising to store operations and product delivery. Those changes are exemplified in what we call the five key tenets required for retailers to deliver synchronous shopping anytime, anywhere.
The Future of Supply Chain Leadership Lies in Tightly Merging and Optimizing the Warehouse and Transportation Functions
As a result of the economic downturn, we've seen impressive improvements in supply chain capabilities across the board, but particularly in warehouse management and transportation management - two functions that have historically been viewed as time- and cost-intensive. It's easy to be nimble if you're willing to expedite shipments or work overtime in the warehouse, but those activities are expensive. The real challenge is how to be agile, while keeping costs low.
Implementing a Segmented Supply Chain Strategy for Profitable Growth and Competitive Advantage
Manufacturing and distribution companies must cater to a wide range of customer needs as they serve increasingly diverse markets across dynamic global economies. Understanding these needs and crafting attractive value propositions to serve them accordingly is becoming increasingly critical for profitable growth and business retention. Clearly, a one-size-fits-all supply chain strategy cannot adequately or profitably achieve this goal. Instead, companies must segment supply chain operations to balance the cost to serve with the value to the business for each segment.
How Retailers Are Adapting the Store to Thrive in Today's Retail Environment
Fast-evolving digital technologies, including mobile devices, social networks, apps and other forms of e-commerce, have forever changed how consumers shop. It is not uncommon today to find a consumer in a store examining a product while using a smartphone or tablet to scan barcodes to compare prices, check product reviews online, or get advice from their social networks. Much of this new in-store digital activity has been driven by millennials, the generation known for its tech-savvy and inherently social behavior.
A Snapshot of Some of the Most Pressing Supply Chain Challenges Facing Mexican Companies
With so many challenges and opportunities facing supply chain practitioners in Mexico, JDA Software commissioned a survey of more than 200 Mexican supply chain professionals to gain insight into their chief concerns as they look toward the future.
Five Keys to Leading Change Within Your Organization
Every supply chain improvement effort is unique because every company has its own culture, organizational structure and performance challenges. However, the following five guidelines will help any company integrate its people, processes and technology enterprise-wide.
Topco Achieves Rapid Improvements in Inventory Performance by Leveraging JDA Services
In the area of inventory management, new statistical safety stock rules are helping Topco to balance inventory more strategically — reducing both safety stock investments and lost sales due to stock-outs.
Swire Beverages Unlocks the Full Potential of Its Coca-Cola Supply Chain Network in China
The phenomenal growth of the Coca-Cola Company brand in China placed pressure on Swire's network of bottling production facilities, which were utilizing a manual system that was rapidly reaching a breaking point. In order to handle the accelerated growth of the beverage market in China, Swire needed a solution to manage the forecasted growth of its 10 bottling plants in central, eastern and southern China, as well as the increasing complexity of its products and supply chain.
移动设备、社交网络、应用程序以及电子商务等数字技术的快速发展，已经彻底改变了消费者的购物方式。常常看到，消费者在零售门店浏览商品的同时，还使用智能手机或平板电脑扫描商品条码或记录货号，然后在电商平台比较商品价格，查看网上对该商品的评价，或者在社交平台争取好友的相关建议等。在实体店内进行此类线上操作的消费者多是80/90后的新一代消费者，也被称为“千禧世代”消费者。他们熟谙当今热门的移动应用，并热衷于网上社交互动。据估计，中国约有4亿千禧世代消费者，到 2030 年他们的年消费额将达百万亿元。这些惊人的数字足以促使众多零售商纷纷调整经营模式，提升门店环境，以满足新兴的数字时代消费者的需求。
Big W Optimizes the Allocation of Its Seasonal Merchandise
Big W sought a solution that would enable its planning assistants to allocate multiple product lines at once, while ensuring that it was delivering an ideal product mix to its stores as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to improve stock availability, reduce markdowns and increase sales.
Southern African Retailer PEP Relies on JDA to Keep Internal Costs Low, Creating Benefits for Shoppers
Because of PEP's focus on low prices, the company strives for maximum efficiency and cost control across its supply chain. As a long-time customer of JDA Software, PEP selected JDA Demand and JDA Fulfillment to optimize its stock levels and minimize excess inventory investments.
Super Retail Group Speeds Supply Chain Optimization With JDA Cloud Services
Super Retail Group's key strategic initiative of consolidating demand forecasting and replenishment across its diverse brands — which were operating at different levels of planning maturity — is the primary reason it partnered with JDA Software. The company elected to launch JDA Demand and JDA Fulfillment in a cloud environment not only to speed the implementation, but also to minimize the company's risk exposure and financial investments.
Hibbett Sports Adds JDA Markdown Optimization to Its Roster, Continuing a Long Track Record of Successful Implementations
With an average store size of approximately 5,000 square feet, it is critical for the retailer to target its merchandise very carefully to ensure that consumers in every market will find exactly what they're looking for.
Beaver Street Fisheries Dramatically Improves Warehouse Efficiency and Accuracy
Beaver Street Fisheries sought supply chain management solutions with state-of-the-art technologies and processes that would enable it to manage its operations on a scale that was previously not possible.
Foodmaker Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Turns to JDA to Ensure Responsiveness
In order to increase its responsiveness to demand changes, supply interruptions and other unforeseen events that might affect its production facilities across Australia and New Zealand, Sanitarium made the strategic decision to improve its supply chain flexibility.