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James A. Cooke

James A. Cooke

James Cooke is a principal analyst with Nucleus Research in Boston, covering supply chain planning software. He was previously the editor of CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly and a staff writer for DC Velocity.

Articles by James A. Cooke

Getting smart about using software intelligence
Our exclusive survey finds six out of 10 readers are now using software to analyze their supply chain operations.
May 5, 2016

Where's the payback in software?
The pitch is that supply chain software will slash costs and take performance to new levels. But our exclusive survey finds that nearly half of software users have not gotten the expected return on their investment.
April 24, 2015

R is for "robot": interview with Tom Bonkenburg
We're likely to see more robots in DCs within the decade. But Tom Bonkenburg says the first wave will probably look a lot more like driverless forklifts than R2-D2 or C-3PO.
November 10, 2014

Has a British retailer solved the omnichannel puzzle?
Instead of shipping cases or pallets to stores, John Lewis moved to a replenishment model of "buy one, replace one."
October 29, 2014

Study: to excel at omnichannel distribution, you need the right stuff
Everyone wants to be the master of the omnichannel universe. But our exclusive study shows that most companies have been reluctant to make the necessary investment in distribution technology.
October 29, 2014

Omnichannel navigator: interview with Kerry W. Coin
For many retailers, omnichannel commerce is new and uncharted territory. But consultant Kerry W. Coin has been there and now offers some guidance on how retailers can master a strategy that's fraught with supply chain challenges.
October 24, 2014

Who's using YMS and why (or why not)
Despite demonstrated benefits, yard management systems haven't seen widespread adoption—particularly among smaller companies. A recent DCV survey offers some clues as to why.
October 13, 2014

Make software learning easy for the work force
Computerized training systems designed specifically for warehouse and logistics applications can make mastering the software easier.
September 15, 2014

Cloud-based WMS: how friendly?
Despite the hype about their user-friendliness, cloud-based warehouse management systems still may require systems integration work.
September 15, 2014

TMS or 3PL?
Before hiring a 3PL to manage your freight, consider whether you can do it yourself using transportation management software.
August 18, 2014

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