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Taking a Lesson from Big-box Retailers: The World's Distribution Pros
The proliferation of “big box” retail outlets across the suburban landscape has been part of the retail environment for more than a decade. As population target

academic scm  from a series of academic marketing studies conducted in the early 1990s. Among the most notable studies is a key marketing research document published in 1994 titled Minimizing Technological Oversights: A Marketing Research Perspective , which stated that “retailers can often affect sales volume of a product by increasing the shelf space allocated to that product.” Generally speaking, big-box retail stores are divided between general merchandisers such as Wal-Mart, and category killers such as Read More...

Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective
Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of

academic scm  algorithms moved from the academic corridors into the industrial domain, as companies began to realize that optimization could bring substantial benefits when used effectively. Most important, the adoption of the Internet in the late 1990s as a mainstream businesscommunications vehicle increased information velocity and volume far beyond the capabilities of the back of envelope and spreadsheet techniques commonly in use. Optimization technology today makes it possible to examine thousands of variables Read More...
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Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse mana...
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The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing: Part 1
The “Four Ps” of marketing strategy, also known as the

academic scm  While a number of academic techniques exist to analyze this data, incorporating advanced statistical analytics into a commercially useful solution that yields meaningful and actionable insights for retailers still presents significant scientific, engineering, processing, and cost challenges due to the vast amounts of data and the complexities of mathematical computing. In plain English, sheer item volumes are overwhelming and manual pricing is tediously labor-intensive. Ineffective pricing strategies Read More...
Supply Chain Management Systems for Service and Replacement Parts: Players, Benefits, and User Recommendations
Improved service management boosts revenue from both service offerings and new product sales, while improved customer service and enhanced offerings increase

academic scm  and unexpected to ordinary, non-academic mortals , despite being beneficial suggestions. On their hand, prospective users should at least be informed about optimization principles to be able to evaluate the fit of the optimization model used to solve the problem and produce the right data. They should also be knowledgeable enough to determine the fit of the tool to generate a logical answer to improve a decision. Rather than getting bogged down into vendors ramblings of their perfect algorithms, users Read More...
ERP Systems Buyer’s Guide
The implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to automate business processes is a strategic investment. Buying the right system and

academic scm  companies, government bodies, and academic institutions are the early adopters of this option, large enterprises planning to shift away from expensive ERP implementations are increasingly focusing on this option. However, the downside of the SaaS solution is that it tends to be less flexible in terms of customization. The problem with SAAS is the level of flexibility that is traded off compared to traditional ERP. If you have complex business requirements or something that gives your company a Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

academic scm  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve Read More...
SCM Software for Mills
Demand for mill products especially in the metals and packaging industry is growing fast. This presents a good opportunity for the software vendors who cater to

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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

academic scm  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure - making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their Read More...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Three: What Does it Mean for Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

academic scm  and JDA Software Merger, Part Three: What Does it Mean for Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players? On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie   Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series, while Part Two discussed Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume
A straightforward way to drive prices down and obtain increased supplier attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. This

academic scm  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure - making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their Read More...
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes

academic scm  Chain Management (SCM) Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More...
IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1
While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to

academic scm  & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1 While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to their respective ends, one event that is curiously pertinent to both topics has meanwhile taken place in the market. Namely, at the end of July 2008, IBM acquired ILOG , a specialized software provider with headquarters in France and the US. Over 3,000 direct corporate customers in Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements
Hiring the former APICS president to head its manufacturing industry efforts a year ago, the high profile acquisition of renowned manufacturing ERP provider J.D

academic scm  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements Event Summary In our relatively recent article about the still ongoing consolidation in the market (see What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User? ), we mentioned that the market will not stop short at the eventual Big Few or so many leading largest vendors. Namely, we expect the market for application software to further segregate into two tiers. The first group will be a limited number of very large vendors, Read More...
How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market
Today’s midsized distributors can benefit from their software systems in ways that were impossible a few years ago. By layering advanced, affordable supply

academic scm  to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Established in 1993, Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) is the first web-native technology research enterprise. TEC provides decision support systems (DSS). Decision makers can now leverage data vetted by our analysts to evaluate, compare, and Read More...
'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle
There are two ways to build enterprise application solutions: link together disparate, best-of-breed solutions, in which vendors embrace open architectures and

academic scm  Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle R. Garland - November 22, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM packages on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management packages on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Read More...

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