My recent blog series on the JDA FOCUS 2010 user conference focused primarily on JDA Software’s strategy and product roadmap on the heels of its recent acquisition of i2 Technologies. But FOCUS 2010 was reportedly the largest vendor’s conference ever, with more than 1,700 registered attendees, more than 100 customer presentations, and nearly 300 total sessions.
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in the business of renting real estate (shelf space) and they want to carry whatever will sell and provide margin. To do that effectively, they need a great assortment of available goods.” Well, these assortments often cannot accommodate every supplier’s long runs and high volumes of goods. Therefore, I think manufacturing is changing a lot in this area. Sure, they would still love to have long runs, and if you''re making boxes of household staples and necessities (e.g., Tide or Cheerios ), that is sti