JDA’s Planogram Generator: Frequently Asked Questions, Part V

In the final part of our series, Vaco’s Eric Bachrach, Practice Director for Category Management, answers the last batch of most frequently asked questions about JDA’s Planogram Generator tool.  Missed out on previous posts?  You can find last week’s post here, or you can start from the beginning here.  On to the final part of our Planogram Generator Q&A:   1. What … Read More

JDA 2017.2: Supporting Category Management in an Omni-Channel World

By Todd McCourtie, Director of Engagement Category Management has changed since its inception in the early 1990’s.  While the core principles of the category management model remain the same, customer insight is now driving strategy and assortment direction.  It’s not about the product, but about fulfilling the needs for the consumer.  How do we better equip our vendor partners and … Read More

JDA’s Planogram Generator: Frequently Asked Questions, Part IV

In the penultimate part of an ongoing series, Vaco’s Eric Bachrach, Practice Director for Category Management, tackles some of the most frequently asked questions about JDA’s Planogram Generator tool.  Missed out on previous posts?  You can find last week’s post here, or you can start from the beginning here. Without any further ado, here’s this week’s Planogram Generator Q&A:   1. What … Read More

JDA’s Planogram Generator: Frequently Asked Questions, Part III

In the third part of an ongoing series, Vaco’s Eric Bachrach, Practice Director for Category Management, tackles some of the most frequently asked questions about JDA’s Planogram Generator tool.  Want to catch up?  You can find last week’s post here, or you can start from the beginning here. Now, on to the good stuff:        1. How does … Read More

JDA’s Planogram Generator: Frequently Asked Questions, Part II

In our ongoing series, Vaco’s Eric Bachrach, Practice Director for Category Management, tackles some of the most frequently asked questions about JDA’s Planogram Generator tool.  Want to catch up?  The first part of the series can be found here.    1. Does Planogram Generator support cluster and store-specific planograms? Yes. Regardless of how granular you want to go with your … Read More

JDA’s Planogram Generator: Frequently Asked Questions, Part 1

Welcome to the first installment of a five-part series exploring the most frequently asked questions about JDA’s Planogram Generator. This blog series, written by Vaco Supply Chain Solutions’ Practice Director for Category Management, Eric Bachrach, will be updated weekly. Now, on to your burning Planogram Generator questions! Your customers continue to drive the need for a better localized and curated … Read More

C-Stores: Not Just for Fueling Cars

By Todd McCourtie, Director of Engagement Not long ago, when I would think about my local convenience store, it would remind me to buy gas for the car, or maybe pick up a bottled water, coffee, or a snack.  That’s certainly not the case anymore—convenience stores have evolved into much more than just a fuel stop. The world of the … Read More

Maximizing Planogram Generator, or “Learning to Fish”

By Kent Smith, Director of Business Development, Category Management When I think of adoption rates for complex software, the popular proverb about fishing comes to mind (“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime”). While there is a temptation to hire experts, as you … Read More

Improving Demand Forecast Accuracy Series: Understanding Why You’re Measuring Accuracy

CHALLENGE Since the introduction of the concept of Demand Planning, forecast accuracy has been a key measure in assessing the performance of planning organizations.  Recently, companies have been asking how and where forecast accuracy measures can provide an advantage across the broader organization.  When performing an assessment on a mature planning solution, one of the standard questions should be: What … Read More

The Lowdown on JDA Space Automation Pro

With Space Automation Professional (SA Pro), there’s a fundamental change in how scripts for JDA’s Category Management suite are written, deployed, and executed. The most difficult change to grasp with SA Pro is that it’s no longer a stand-alone application (more about this later) that interacts with Space and Floor Planning, and is instead more of an add-on to Space … Read More