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Vignettes from JDA FOCUS 2013

Last week, I attended JDA’s user conference, JDA FOCUS 2013. There were more than 2,600 attendees there — a bigger event than last year because of the JDA/RedPrairie acquisition. One of the things I value about this conference is not only the opportunity to listen to smart customers talk, but also having conversations with some of JDA’s sharp executives who test my thinking. Here were some interesting tidbits: A top executive from Walmart gave a […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 6-10, 2013)

After spilling coffee all over my desk this morning and cleaning up the mess, I am short on time, so let’s go straight to the news this week: C.H. Robinson Reports First Quarter Results XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2013 Results Elemica Introduces a Completely New Supply Chain Operating Network Platform Ariba and Discover to Transform B2B Payments with AribaPay JDA Announces the Release of JDA Cloud Optimize Service Offerings Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.6.2 Launches […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2013)

Welcome to April. One quarter down, three to go in 2013. It was a relatively quiet week for news, so let’s get to the items that caught my attention. JDA Software Announces Release of JDA eight Roadnet Technologies Releases MobileCast On Track for Management of Mobile Workforce Employees CEVA Group plc Announces Preliminary Unaudited Results for Full-Year 2012 Diesel prices decline for the fifth straight week, reports EIA (Logistics Management) Amazon Ups the Ante, Delivers […]

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Leading Supply Chain Software Vendors Differentiate Their Offerings with Analytics

Earlier this month I attended the SAPinsider meeting in Las Vegas. SAP was actively promoting its HANA solutions, which uses in-process memory primarily for providing real-time analytics. HANA is particularly well suited to analyzing extremely large amounts of data very quickly. SAP says that HANA can analyze data hundreds of times faster than traditional approaches to business intelligence. The keynote address was given by Steve Lucus, the EVP and General Manager for SAP Database and […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 11-15, 2013)

Back in November 2008, I shared with you my fear of asteroids– see “All Greened Out (Until the Asteroid Comes).” Since then, various asteroids and meteors have come “near” our planet, but I suspect most people have been too busy with other things to notice or care. Well, this morning, according to a CNN report, “a meteor streaked through the skies above Russia’s Urals region Friday morning, before exploding with a flash and boom that […]

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Guest Commentary: Driving Value from a Transportation Management Center: Think Global, Act Local

To centralize or not to centralize? That is the question – or at least it is a major discussion point for many large, global companies considering how best to manage transportation across today’s vast supply and distribution networks. The argument to centralize usually includes the advantages of economies of scale when dealing with carriers and opportunities for better utilization through back-hauls and continuous moves. The argument for decentralization often involves strong relationships with local carriers, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 31, 2012 – January 4, 2013)

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing vacation. Now it’s back to the grind — and fun. There was very little news this week, but here’s what caught my attention: JDA and RedPrairie Complete Merger New UPS Worldwide Express Freight Service Offers Faster International Shipping in More Lanes Roadnet Technologies Unveils Product Enhancement To MobileCast Vehicle GPS Tracking Software Operating System Wal-Mart to Police U.S. Warehouses (Wall Street Journal) As expected, […]

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Guest Commentary: The Logistics Story for 2012 and Beyond

The lasting image of the supply chain in 2012 is one of a consumer with a smartphone engrossed in making an online purchase. The story that goes with that image is all about the rapid changes that this new “connected consumer” has injected into our industry in 2012. So let’s take a deeper look at this evolution and some key things to watch for in 2013. Historically, transportation has been treated as an ancillary function, […]

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Best of Breeds are Dead. Long Live Best of Breeds!

Last week, RedPrairie and JDA Software, two leading providers of supply chain and logistics software, announced that they are merging together (see our commentary here). Both companies had grown through the years by acquiring best of breed vendors, and now that they have reached a certain size, they are joining forces to offer customers “a full spectrum of solutions for planning and execution across the entire value chain.” In a call with analysts last week […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2012)

The biggest news this week was Hurricane Sandy, which left a path of flooding, power outages, and destruction along the east coast. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the storm, especially those hardest hit in New Jersey and New York City. The storm also disrupted logistics operations, including the closing of local airports and the Port of New York/New Jersey. Events like these are another reminder of why companies need to prioritize […]

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