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Lean as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges
The recent trend of manufacturing companies in outsourcing their production tasks to other parts of the world has certainly been effective in reducing

challenges retail logistics  addition to the logistical challenges and delays companies may incur, the labor costs of developing countries tend to grow over time, diminishing expected profitability margins and defeating the whole purpose of those extremely complex and overloaded exercises.   Looking Beyond a Conventional Mindset As we can see, it’s all too common for manufacturers to rely on cumbersome global logistical processes to achieve a single objective: save on manufacturing labor. For many manufacturers, increased Read More...
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Impact of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics
Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products

challenges retail logistics  identifies the multitude of challenges involved in unsaleables management and provides a comprehensive operational roadmap for tackling them. It also lays out specific strategies addressing shelf-life management, product rotation execution, product dating variances, consumer confusions, and demand chain management. Find out more. Download this study now. Read More...
An Analyst's View of Process Industry SMB Challenges
Process manufacturing industries have distinct needs from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Here’s an overview of what process manufacturing

challenges retail logistics  tomorrow. Process Industry Manufacturing Challenges Manufacturers in the process industry are at a difficult crossroads. Although the industry is not facing any imminent substantial decrease in its overall profit margins, there is concern in the industry according to a recent study by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association , which cites the following issues: increased global competition foreign currency fluctuation changing patterns of customer demand escalating business costs problems in Read More...
Challenges and Future Plans of a Product Inventory Disposition Vendor
Despite FreeFlow's success at helping organizations regain some margin of profitability for excess inventory, the company still strives for expansion and

challenges retail logistics  and Future Plans of a Product Inventory Disposition Vendor A product inventory disposition vendor that offers online auction portals where companies can sell their at-risk and excess inventory, FreeFlow aims to help companies improve their product life cycle profitability. The vendor also offers a comprehensive, inventory asset management suite to meet the needs of its customers. Zooming into an Inventory Free Flow Room for Expansion and Improvement Remains As seen thus far, FreeFlow's Read More...
The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes
The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively

challenges retail logistics  In spite of these challenges, competition is growing for this customer segment, and it is becoming more difficult to distinguish the value that the retailer is delivering and to remain profitable. As depicted in the typical sequence of processes listed above, retail personnel spend up to 80 percent of their time on administrative tasks rather than on their primary job. One could only imagine the mayhem that would result should there be virtually no integration among the above processes and its Read More...
Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

challenges retail logistics  many years to come. Challenges of the Future The rebirth of small independent retail in America If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of revolution; when the old and the new stand side by side, and admit of being compared; when the energies of all men are searched by fear and hope; when the historic glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era? This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Read More...
JDA Portfolio: For The Retail Industry Part Two: JDA Portfolio 2004.1 Components
The unveiled product set, JDA Portfolio 2004.1 should help retailers and their suppliers optimally plan and execute the selection, quantification, assortment

challenges retail logistics  configurability to meet the challenges of more retail formats, now including grocery and convenience stores, whereas the JDA Portfolio Merchandise Management ( PMM ) product has been successfully meeting the needs of softlines and hardlines retailers for years. Namely, PMM 2004.1 will deliver specialized recipe management, meat-cut test and transformation management, random weight, direct-store-deliveries (DSD), and other capabilities. PMM is an open/client server merchandise management system that Read More...
Microsoft Retail Systems
Microsoft Point of Sale and Microsoft Retail Management System provide a complete point of purchase solution suite for small and midsize specialty retail

challenges retail logistics  examine the strengths and challenges of the products, as well as competitors. The article will then provide user recommendations. Retail Management System versus Point of Sale Although Microsoft POS is targeted to one-store retailers, it includes the main core functionalities and some of the non-core functionalities of a POS system (for more information about POS core and non-core functionalities please see Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not? ). Microsoft POS includes transaction management, price Read More...
Competitive Challenges for Vanguard
Vanguard's challenge is to continue to be nimble and responsive to the needs of its target market and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners.

challenges retail logistics  Challenges for Vanguard Direct Access and Data Warehousing Mid 2004, Vanguard introduced Direct Access , the technological enterprise information integration (EII)-like foundation of its Graphical Performance Series (GPS) solution, which delivers integrated enterprise information directly to business decision makers without relying on a data warehouse (DW), thereby potentially saving time, increasing business agility, and reducing costs. The Vanguard GPS solution has since been able to directly Read More...
JustEnough Software—Becoming a Retail Planning Stalwart
JustEnough Software is gaining prominence in the demand management space, providing solutions for retail, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer businesses. Read

challenges retail logistics  Software—Becoming a Retail Planning Stalwart JustEnough Software is gaining prominence in the demand management space, providing solutions for retail, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer businesses. Read this report from TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic and see how JustEnough's software helps retailers stock the right merchandise in the right locations—driving customer service and revenue through improved availability. Read More...
A Green Logistics Terminal
Up to 75 percent of a company’s carbon footprint comes from transport and logistics functions, in the context of goods storage and distribution. Today

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ALDI Nord Selects SAP Retail
German supermarket chain ALDI Nord has selected the SAP for Retail solution portfolio to support its healthy growth and modernize its retailing. The standard

challenges retail logistics  Nord Selects SAP Retail At the recently held CeBIT 2014 conference in Hanover, Germany, SAP announced that the supermarket chain ALDI Nord has selected the SAP for Retail solution portfolio to support its healthy growth and modernize its retailing. The standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution will replace the company's previous in-house system and will be used to manage retail processes at all company locations, from orders and warehouse management to store deliveries.   ALDI Nord aims to Read More...

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