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.
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.
Bel Group Supports the Around-the-Clock Nature of Its Global Operations With JDA Cloud Services
The €2.6 billion company relies on the strength of its forecasting and replenishment solutions, which include JDA Demand, JDA Fulfillment and JDA Collaborate, to deliver its innovative cheeses to nearly 400 million consumers annually in 120 countries. Real Results editor Laura Sanders spoke with Yves Gauguier, Bel Group's chief information officer, about the company's decision to deploy JDA's forecasting and replenishment solutions in the cloud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Catching Success via the Cloud
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.
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.