Supply Chain Matters will be mobile next week, traveling to Orlando to attend the FOCUS 2015 conference on Monday and Tuesday, sponsored by JDA Software.

This conference brings together upwards of up to 2000 professionals to share best practices across multiple supply chains, learn about new technology and network with fellow supply chain focused peers.

This year’s conference will have a special emphasis on the needs to support Omni-channel customer fulfillment needs.  In aggregate, 18 of the conference sessions will have an Omni-channel focused theme. That will include a spotlight and report of progress on JDA’s Retail Me assortment and pricing application, a software-as-a-service and consulting offering, unveiled at the NRF Show in January. There will be unveiling of new capabilities to the JDA Intelligent Fulfillment and Transportation portfolios, including more granular, warehouse aware item definitions to improve load building, support for dynamic shipment splitting and prioritization, as well as other enhancements to integrated fleet and transportation management. JDA will further announce this year’s winners of its annual JDA Real Results Awards in various categories.

This author recently conducted a JDA Software sponsored webcast: Supply Chain Segmentation- The Key to More Predictable and Profitable Business Outcomes.  (Now available on-demand at the JDA Software web site) I will be available at next week’s conference to speak to attendees and their teams regarding specific questions related to this topic.

Stay tuned to Supply Chain Matters for upcoming FOCUS updates.  If you will be attending this year’s event, do seek us out, say hello and share your impressions of supply chain accomplishments and challenges.

Bob Ferrari

Disclosure: JDA Software is one of other sponsors of the Supply Chain Matters© blog.