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JDA Integrates Workforce and Warehouse Labor Management Software Functions to Deliver Value in the Warehouse
JDA’s Workforce Management and Warehouse Labor Management software functions are now offered in an integrated manner to drive productivity gains in the warehouse. With the integrated solution, warehouse managers are able to create labor schedules to meet customer’s demands while driving labor productivity gains. JDA offers the Workforce Management and Warehouse Labor Management functions in a seamless integration making it easier for customers to extend workforce management to the warehouse without having to integrate a third-party solution.
JDA is known for its supply chain solutions supporting a variety of industries ‒ including retail and consumer goods ‒ and its best of breed capabilities in specific processes such as category management, planning, and fulfillment. Offering a workforce management solution that offers specific functions in the warehouse will further extend JDA’s capabilities to increase value to customers by reducing costs of ownership, leveraging data, and providing specific labor management functions for the warehouse.
SoftwareReviews tracks the workforce management software space as well as the supply chain management space. The supply chain management and workforce management space includes well established vendors including IBM, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, and SAP. The workforce management space includes other players such as Infor Workbrain, Kronos Workforce Management, and Verint Workforce Management. The combination of supply chain functions and workforce management places JDA in the middle of two highly competitive spaces.
Source: SoftwareReviews Workforce Management, Accessed October 2018
Info-Tech finds that a best-of-breed approach delivers significant value to industries with very specific needs. With the advancement of integration techniques, the use of best-of-breed solutions is becoming more common. JDA offers an advantageous option to align labor schedules with customer demands with the workforce and warehouse labor management functions fully integrated.
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