71% Of CEOs Say Omnichannel Fulfillment Is A Top Priority

DN PwC-JDA 041615An increasing number of retailers are offering faster and more efficient delivery options, making consumers come to expect buy online, pickup in-store and same-day delivery, among other services. As a result, 71% of retail and consumer goods CEOs say omnichannel fulfillment is a top or high priority, according to research from PwC.

For the second year, PwC analyzed inventory management challenges, goals and investments among retail and consumer goods CEOs. The survey, titled: The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Imperative, was sponsored by JDA Software.


JDA Enhances Warehouse Management Solution

JDA Software GroupDuring NRF, JDA Software Group announced enhancements to the JDA Warehouse Management solution as part of the company’s Intelligent Fulfillment strategy.

Intelligent Fulfillment was established to better enable customers to meet the demands of the retail industry’s omnichannel environment, decrease time-to-value and expedite the returns management process that can drain retailer profits. 


JDA Unveils New Brand Identity

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JDA Software, a provider of retail and supply chain planning and execution solutions, has unveiled a new brand identity that includes a revamped logo, tagline and enhanced messaging. 

Touting the tagline “plan to deliver,” JDA is striving to reinforce its position as an end-to-end solution provider, something the company achieved after a string of acquisitions. As the retail and manufacturing industries continue to evolve, JDA is trying to bring its expertise, solutions and customer success stories to the forefront.


Brick Is The New Black: How Store Fulfillment Is Making Brick-And-Mortar The New Star Of Omnichannel Retailing

Nov-6Although more consumers are browsing and buying online and via mobile, the store still plays a pivotal role in the purchasing journey.

With 40% of consumers describing their shopping strategies as omnichannel, new tactics such as search online, buy in-store and buy online, pick-up in-store are becoming more popular, according to research from comScore.


DSW Uses Size Optimization To Help Merchandise New Store Mixture

DSW8With 400 stores and growing, DSW is constantly challenged with providing the right selection of shoes for every shopper. Adding a series of smaller format stores to the mix has heightened the challenge.

“These [smaller format] stores are 8,000 to 12,000 square feet so the precision of the assortment has to be right,” said Linda Canada, SVP of Planning and Allocation of the shoe retailer. A typical DSW store is approximately 20,000 square feet, she explained.


DSW Evolves To Personalized Assortment Planning

Today's shoppers have access to more information and options than ever before. As a result, retailers are tasked to differentiate the shopping experience by tailoring offers and even inventory assortment to customer wants and needs. 

Linda Canada, SVP of Planning and Allocation at DSW, shares with Retail TouchPoints how the retailer is revising its assortment planning processes to keep place with the empowered consumer.  



Workforce in Motion: Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging the New Face of the Retail Workforce

jda_ebk_drc_ebook_templateOver the past decade, a new breed of store associate has emerged on the retail scene: empowered Millennials.

Today’s new store associates are confident in their ability to put technology — particularly mobile devices — to work to enrich their daily lives.

With 80 million Millennials now in the workforce, retailers must rethink how they connect, engage and empower their employees.


Kraft Taps JDA Flowcasting To Maximize Retailer-Supplier Collaboration

Consumers’ growing expectations for a seamless shopping process across all channels has put a strain on the supply chain for both retailers and their supplier partners. To address this challenge and deliver an omnichannel brand experience, both groups are re-focusing on collaboration.

Kraft Foods Group, the grocery manufacturing and processing conglomerate, is working with retail partners to optimize inventory management and product fulfillment. The company leverages JDA Collaborative Flowcasting & Shelf Analytics, a cloud-based service designed to improve visibility across the entire supply chain. As a result, Kraft can analyze store data and better respond to product demand across all locations.


Workforce In Motion: Recruiting, Retaining And Engaging The Millennial Workforce

6-27_calendar_template_While retailers have been swift to adopt mobile technology to satisfy the always-on consumer, they have been much slower to embrace mobility for their workforce. With more than 80 million millennials rapidly emerging as the face of the retail workforce, retailers must adapt and evolve their management practices to stay relevant to this challenging generation. Mobility, and technology in general, will play a critical role in the retail evolution.

A recent survey of more than 100 retailers revealed how retailers are prioritizing workforce technology, scheduling, mobility and management strategies. In this webinar, you will learn how to build a smarter and more efficient workforce with next-generation technology and mobility to ensure better staffing, productivity, compliance and employee satisfaction. To learn more, register for the webinar, titled: Workforce in Motion: Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging the Millennial Workforce.

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