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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for the supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of

apple acting vertical  product (i.e., one-stop shopping). Apple ’s stores are great at this. At the Genius Bar  in-store spot , a team of specialists instructs consumers on a variety of topics without pressuring them to buy. Consumers who need one-on-one advice on how to operate Apple’s devices can pay $99 a year for appointment-based training (under the No pain, all gain slogan), from basic advice on how to set up a Mac personal computer (PC) or iPhone to editing digital videos and running graphic design software.

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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