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.
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.
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 Association, brings together insights from the industry's leading retailers from North America to examine supply chain trends, best practices and major issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 management, Real Results contributor Jim LeTart turned to a panel of industry experts for their insights.
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.
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.
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.
How Consumer Insights Are Driving Intelligent Retail
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.
Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging a Millennial Workforce in Retail
From mobility to schedule optimization, modern workforce management technologies help retailers adapt to the desires and expectations of the emerging millennial generation.
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 options and different speed-to-consumer options is adding a new layer of complexity to the traditional logistics infrastructure.
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 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.
With Support From JDA, Massdiscounters Sets Its Sights on Growth and Expansion
Massdiscounters wanted to support more accurate demand forecasting and more efficient fulfillment across an expanded, multi-tier supply chain.
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 recommendations for what companies can do to reduce inventory, thereby freeing up capital to fund growth.
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, creating additional SKU breadth and increased revenues at the store level.
The Possibilities of Workforce Mobility
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 of solutions from JDA Software.