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SaaS and Retail Innovation: A Software Development Perspective on Managing Change

It’s a fact that many retailers have struggled to embrace innovations in technology, especially the move to cloud-based or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for day-to-day operations. Even so, retailers know that moving to the cloud gives them greater agility and faster speed to market. According to a new survey from JDA and KPMG, over the past five years adoption of cloud solutions by retailers has been growing at 15 percent year-over-year. Retailers no longer view cloud-based solutions as inferior or less secure than on-premise software.

The agility advantage that comes with cloud-based software is vital in today’s market, where your customers not only want to buy things right away, but they insist on knowing they’re getting the best possible price. Unless you deliver transparent pricing, you may lose the chance to d

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2018 Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing

With all signals pointing toward a good year, manufacturers have a decision to make. They can enjoy the strong economy while it lasts or look to the future and invest in technologies that will help them build a stronger organization that can prosper through economic shifts. Last year, the common thread throughou  >>

Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018: Redefining Your Supply Chain Through Data

The Supply Chain Innovation Summit brings together leading industry professionals for two days of insight into innovations and challenges in the supply chain process. A regulated and effective supply chain increases a business' efficiency, capacity and bottom line. Thought leaders from companies across the g ...

Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018: Redefining Your Supply Chain Through Data

This conference gathers the world’s most dynamic and senior executives operating within supply chain and inventory management.     ...

AI Expo North America 2018

The AI Expo North America, the leading Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition is taking place on November 28-29 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. It will showcase the next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence, providing an opportunity to explore and d ...

Santa Clara Convention Center, CA  
Blockchain Expo North America 2018

The world’s largest Blockchain conference & exhibition Blockchain Expo brings together 6000+ dedicated delegates across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies. Presented in a series of top-level keyno ...

Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley  

Job Opportunities
Global Logistics Analyst
     Beaverton, Oregon  -  PERM  -  Nike Inc.

Strategic Sourcing Manager - Logistics
     Newark  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Supply Chain Planner
     Totowa  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Strategic Sourcing Specialist
     Manhattan  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Strategic Sourcing Leader
     Bridgewater  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Purchasing Analyst
     Bridgewater  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Inventory Flow Manager
     Upper Saddle River  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

APLA Inventory Planning Analyst
     Beaverton, Oregon  -  PERM  -  Nike Inc.

Purchasing Analyst
     Bloomfield Hills  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Master Scheduler
     Bedford Park  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Operations Manager - Food Manufacturing
     Austin  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Procurement Manager, Strategic Sourcing Manager
     Seattle  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Strategic Sourcing Analyst - Electrical/Mechanical Components
     Glenview  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Shipping & Receiving Supervisor - C/D Shift
     Saint Charles, Missouri  -  PERM  -  Nike Inc.

Sourcing Lead
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News & Trends

Last update 2 Oct 2018
Output and new order growth gains momentum in September
   Source: Markit US Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United States 


The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...

Combating the Digital Supply Chain Talent Gap

For the past eight years, I have been delivering lectures on supply chain management at the University of Texas at Dallas. This has given me a unique opportunity to interact with students pursuing their master’s...


Local & Regional Agenda


Company Established in 1883, PPG Industries manufactures protective and decorative coatings, sealants, adhesives, metal pretreatment products, flat glass, fabricated glass, continuous-strand fiberglass products, and...

Five Essential Elements that Transform Transportation Management

Superior transportation management planning is characterized by optimized planning, proactive carrier management, improved visibility, and comprehensive control over operations and freight accounting. This white paper ex...

International Agenda