Archive for Past Episode – JDA Software

Defining Success for 3PLs in a Changing Supply Chain World

Andrew Kirkwood, SVP of Sales for 3PLs at JDA Software, discusses the challenges and opportunities third-party logistics providers (3PLs) face today and the role IT is playing in helping them meet their strategic objectives and customer needs. Andrew addresses the following questions and more: What new challenges and opportunities are logistics service providers facing? How […]

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Three Disruptors of Retail Workforce Management: Omni-Channel, Labor Laws, and Millennials

In this episode, Tyler Owen, Senior Director Solution Strategy at JDA Software, discusses the disruptive impact omni-channel, millennials, and labor laws are having on retail workforce management. He addresses the following questions and more: How is omni-channel impacting workforce management, both at distribution centers and at stores? Is omni-channel changing the way retailers hire and train associates? […]

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The Omni-channel Effect on Manufacturers: Strategies for Success

Much has been said about how omni-channel is transforming the retail industry, but what impact is it having on manufacturers? How is it affecting their supply chain and logistics processes? What impact is it having on their talent and technology requirements? How are leading manufacturers overcoming these challenges? Is omni-channel serving as a catalyst for […]

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The Impact of Omni-Channel on Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming supply chain and logistics processes for retailers and manufacturers. Simply put, traditional distribution networks and processes that were built around yesterday’s consumer — who shopped almost exclusively at stores and malls, and who didn’t mind waiting 3-5 days for delivery — are now giving way to new distribution networks and processes designed […]

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Talent and Leadership Development: Competitive Differentiators for 3PLs

Earlier this year at the JDA FOCUS 2015 conference, I led a panel discussion on the third-party logistics (3PL) industry that featured Rick Jordon, SVP Regional Head of Logistics – Americas at Panalpina, and other 3PL executives. I caught up with Rick again on a recent episode of Talking Logistics, where we discussed a variety of topics related […]

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Are Your Labor Management Capabilities Aligned With Your Omni-Channel Strategy?

As many retailers, manufacturers, third-party logistics providers (3PLs),  and others are discovering, pursuing an omni-channel strategy impacts all supply chain and logistics processes, and that is certainly the case with warehouse labor management. How is e-commerce and omni-channel impacting warehouse operations and labor requirements? What actions are leading companies taking to improve warehouse efficiency and lower […]

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