Retail Supply Chain: A Customer Shift

By Todd McCourtie, Solution Strategy Director While attending this year’s Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Conference in Phoenix, it was apparent that the future of retail analytics, predictive technology, and a consumer-driven supply chain is here.  Many of the conference’s presentations focused on the importance of predictive analytics, automation of tasks (fulfillment, merchandising, and store operations), and artificial Intelligence (AI) … 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

The Fantastic Four: Superheroes of JDA’s Retail Planning Suite: Version 8+!

Summer is finally, FINALLY almost over. T-minus 13 days.  Some people thrive in the summertime. The sun loves you; you get a nice tan and you probably mourn the loss of the warm summer days as we roll into autumn. Me? I spend the summer slowly melting into some nightmarish pile of sunburn, sweat, and melted cosmetics, feeling my sanity … Read More

So What Is Floor Planning, Exactly?

It’s that time of year again–decorations are up, your email’s chock full of holiday shopping offers, and you accidentally wasted a whole evening watching a Hallmark movie about two people who fall in love on Christmas due to machinations of their matchmaking cats (sadly, this is a real movie, and I can never get those two hours of my life … Read More