Blessings in Disguise

With a season of giving on the horizon, we’re sharing a special edition of Wednesdays for Women themed around “blessings in disguise.” By definition, a blessing in disguise is an idiom referring to the idea that something appearing to be a misfortune can have unexpected benefits. This week, we’re sharing some of these moments from…

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Is S&OE the new S&OP?

During a recent dialog with a Vice President of Supply Chain for a major U.S. retailer, I had the opportunity to ask an important question. I asked how much of that Vice President’s time was spent on truly strategic supply chain planning projects vs tactical firefighting of supply chain disruptions. By the look on his…

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Career Critical Moments

Amy Drevna, group vice president, sales at JDA has in a roundabout way, been nearly a lifelong JDAer, working at i2 (acquired by JDA) and Manugistcs (also acquired by JDA). Respected across the JDA ecosystem, she shares what she believes are the characteristics of a powerful leader, why it’s so important to really care about…

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7 AI Predictions for 2020

Dr. Michael Feindt  – founder of Blue Yonder and JDA’s chief scientific advisor – has been researching, understanding, and identifying ground-breaking use cases for artificial intelligence (AI) for many years. As  a physicist and data scientist, he is constantly thinking about how algorithms can be developed, improved and advanced to not only benefit businesses, but…

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Veterans Day with Gratitude

Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor all those who have served the country in war or peace, acknowledging and thanking them for their service. This week for our Wednesdays for Women blog, JDA PMO director Lori Lamprecht honors all veterans by sharing the story of her father’s bravery during World War II.…

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Making the Small Town Leap

Laura Centofonti is a senior customer executive at JDA who never imagined she would work in sales. From a start in public relations, she found connecting with customers and helping solve their pain points was what she was most interested in. Combined with an early career in restaurant customer service, she’s struck the right balance…

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Diversity is Important, Inclusion is Critical

As we close out Diversity & Inclusion month, today’s Wednesdays for Women blog is authored by JDA EVP and chief associate success officer Nathalie Carruthers. She gives her perspective on the importance of awareness when it comes to diversity and bias. The more I learn about diversity and inclusion, the more I realize how complex…

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