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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

corporate promotional items  with existing POS and corporate back-office systems. To that end, JDA Software continues with its intriguing “edu-nouncements” or press releases (PRs) that try to educate the market and establish the software vendor as an expert to turn to. At the end of 2008, my  two-part blog post series analyzed one particular JDA PR with concrete and credible advice to embattled manufacturers in a tough economy . In  July of 2009, JDA’s PR asserted that with their profits and revenue goals on the line,

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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