Retail

The Evolving Role of the Store

How Retailers Are Adapting the Store to Thrive in Today's Retail Environment

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How Retailers Are Adapting the Store to Thrive in Today's Retail Environment
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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.

Leading Organizational Change

Five Keys to Leading Change Within Your Organization

Every supply chain improvement effort is unique because every company has its own culture, organizat...

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Five Keys to Leading Change Within Your Organization
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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.

A Positive Outlook

A Preview of the 2013 State of the Retail Supply Chain Report

The JDA-sponsored annual study, conducted by Auburn University and the Retail Industry Leaders Assoc...

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A Preview of the 2013 State of the Retail Supply Chain Report
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The JDA-sponsored annual study, conducted by Auburn University and the Retail Industry Leaders Association, brings together insights from the industry's leading retailers from North America to examine supply chain trends, best practices and major issues.

A Look Into the Future

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 ...

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A Snapshot of Some of the Most Pressing Supply Chain Challenges Facing Mexican Companies
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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.

Stocking Up

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...

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Big W Optimizes the Allocation of Its Seasonal Merchandise
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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.

Optimization Squared

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 capabilitie...

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The Future of Supply Chain Leadership Lies in Tightly Merging and Optimizing the Warehouse and Transportation Functions
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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.

A Focus on Cost Control

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 ac...

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Southern African Retailer PEP Relies on JDA to Keep Internal Costs Low, Creating Benefits for Shoppers
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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.

Expert Insights

A Panel Discussion on Constraint-Based Transportation Planning and Warehouse Management

To learn more about the specific benefits of constraint-based transportation planning and warehouse ...

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A Panel Discussion on Constraint-Based Transportation Planning and Warehouse Management
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To learn more about the specific benefits of constraint-based transportation planning and warehouse management, Real Results contributor Jim LeTart turned to a panel of industry experts for their insights.

On a Winning Streak

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 ta...

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Hibbett Sports Adds JDA Markdown Optimization to Its Roster, Continuing a Long Track Record of Successful Implementations
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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.

Catching Success via the Cloud

Super Retail Group Speeds Supply Chain Optimization With JDA Cloud Services

Super Retail Group's key strategic initiative of consolidating demand forecasting and replenishment ...

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Super Retail Group Speeds Supply Chain Optimization With JDA Cloud Services
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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.

Building the Next-Generation Retail Operating Model

Five Things Every Retail CEO Needs to Know

Retailers that reorient their strategies around the customer will enhance their ability to engage, a...

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Five Things Every Retail CEO Needs to Know
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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.

Breaking the Wedge

How Consumer Insights Are Driving Intelligent Retail

The value of the assortment wedge — the shape of assortment plans when traditional methodologi...

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The value of the assortment wedge — the shape of assortment plans when traditional methodologies are used to create assortments based on size and volume — is breaking apart.

Workforce in Motion

Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging a Millennial Workforce in Retail

From mobility to schedule optimization, modern workforce management technologies help retailers adap...

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Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging a Millennial Workforce in Retail
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From mobility to schedule optimization, modern workforce management technologies help retailers adapt to the desires and expectations of the emerging millennial generation.

Mastering All-Channel Execution

How Retailers Can Drive the Most Value From Their Transportation Networks

As the marketplace becomes more competitive, the need for retailers to support multiple fulfillment ...

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How Retailers Can Drive the Most Value From Their Transportation Networks
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As the marketplace becomes more competitive, the need for retailers to support multiple fulfillment options and different speed-to-consumer options is adding a new layer of complexity to the traditional logistics infrastructure.

Journey to the Cloud

A Candid Conversation About the Value of Deploying Technology in the Cloud

This article is based on experts from NII Holdings, Total S.A. and True Religion Brand Jeans gathere...

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A Candid Conversation About the Value of Deploying Technology in the Cloud
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This article is based on experts from NII Holdings, Total S.A. and True Religion Brand Jeans gathered on the General Session stage at FOCUS 2013 and highlights a variety of perspectives, concerns and opportunities for deploying supply chain solutions in the cloud, giving you a rare glimpse into the personal stories, and value drivers, of cloud.

Mass Appeal

With Support From JDA, Massdiscounters Sets Its Sights on Growth and Expansion

Massdiscounters wanted to support more accurate demand forecasting and more efficient fulfillment ac...

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With Support From JDA, Massdiscounters Sets Its Sights on Growth and Expansion
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Massdiscounters wanted to support more accurate demand forecasting and more efficient fulfillment across an expanded, multi-tier supply chain.

Funding Growth

How Reducing Global Inventory Could Free Up Capital to Benefit Countries, Companies and People

This article provides an approximate calculation for global inventory levels along with recommendati...

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How Reducing Global Inventory Could Free Up Capital to Benefit Countries, Companies and People
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This article provides an approximate calculation for global inventory levels along with recommendations for what companies can do to reduce inventory, thereby freeing up capital to fund growth.

Driven to Serve

Advance Auto Parts Turns to JDA to Increase Product Availability, Leading to Both Revenue and Service Gains

Advance Auto Parts expands its JDA solutions suite to support a new daily replenishment strategy, cr...

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Advance Auto Parts Turns to JDA to Increase Product Availability, Leading to Both Revenue and Service Gains
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Advance Auto Parts expands its JDA solutions suite to support a new daily replenishment strategy, creating additional SKU breadth and increased revenues at the store level.

On the Clock

The Possibilities of Workforce Mobility

Mobile technologies — ranging from smartphones, tablets and apps to QR codes, near-field commu...

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The Possibilities of Workforce Mobility
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Mobile technologies — ranging from smartphones, tablets and apps to QR codes, near-field communication and Wi-Fi — offer retailers convenient and efficient opportunities to optimize their workforce management processes.

Delivering Excellence

Federated Co-operatives Limited Relies on JDA Solutions to Serve 235 Members Across Western Canada

To manage its supply chain complexity and ensure high service levels, FCL relies on a robust suite o...

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Federated Co-operatives Limited Relies on JDA Solutions to Serve 235 Members Across Western Canada
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To manage its supply chain complexity and ensure high service levels, FCL relies on a robust suite of solutions from JDA Software.

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