Archive for Guest Commentary – JDA Software

Why Omni-Channel Fulfillment is a Workforce Double-Whammy

Retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are investing heavily in omni-channel in 2016. A just released study of CEO intentions by PwC on behalf of JDA Software found that CEOs plan to spend 26 percent of their capital investments this year on omni-channel capabilities. The most cited area of investment was for extending the range of […]

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2016: The Year of Connectivity

New technology has made today’s world a much more connected place. From the Internet to smartphones to social media to Skype to CNN, we can be constantly connected to what is happening in the world, in our business life and in our personal life. So why are our supply chains so disconnected? Externally, few companies […]

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Can Omni-Channel Help Consumer Goods Companies Fight Private Label?

Despite several positive trends toward better collaboration between retailers and their suppliers, there will always be a certain degree of competition for who gets the greater share of the consumer’s wallet. Each company strives to get the best margins possible while keeping prices competitive. One tactic major retailers have used to help increase their margins […]

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Transportation, Planning, and Omni-Channel Fulfillment

When it comes to the challenges of providing omni-channel fulfillment, your first thought might be “click-and-collect” or item picking in the distribution center (DC). But when PwC asked CEOs in a recent survey (Global Retail and Consumer Goods CEO Survey: The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Imperative) what areas most needed their additional attention to achieve omni-channel fulfillment, […]

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