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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical

european retailers  items, it uses Eastern European suppliers, which have poorer response time (not a major concern here) but at much lower cost. In addition to varying the supply chain by product type, Fisher recommends several other variables to consider, such as store type and time in the season or product cycle. Demand varies considerably over the life cycle of many products, whereby the same item might have infrequent demand at first, more stable demand in its maturity phase, and falling demand at the end of its life Read More...
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Food and Beverage
Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors have many challenges on their plate, and even industry giants cannot afford to sit back. Given this backdrop

european retailers  industry output. In the European Union (EU), food and beverage expenditures average about 13 percent of household consumption. A major portion of the global economy involves harvesting, processing, storing, and distributing food and drinks, ensuring a plentiful supply at supermarkets, restaurants, and other food outlets. Part One of the series Food and Beverage Delights. It takes a highly sophisticated global food producing and distribution industry to provide the variety and choice we expect. Read More...
The Fashion and Apparel Retailers' Conundrum
Retail remains a very tactile industry, focused on the hand, drape, and durability of fabrics and trim—besides which, designs are still being sketched on paper

european retailers  about the examples of European retailers Zara and H&M , which are known for their ability to design, produce, and deliver new styles to stores in only three weeks. They achieve this via a combination of inexpensive production in nearby southern and eastern European countries, and in some cases, by leveraging expensive plane shipments to deliver brand-new goods to stores in three weeks. In the US, a good example of balancing the lower costs of globally sourced goods with a higher quality of domestic (or Read More...
IBM Acquires Cognea as Watson’s Mouthpiece
IBM has acquired Cognea, an Australian startup that develops virtual assistant software that interacts with users via artificial intelligence (AI)–based

european retailers  company is enhancing the European Medicines Agency (EMA) diagnostics by developing schEMA , a Watson-powered app designed to help doctors by answering medical questions at the point of care. Reflexis Systems’ StorePulse takes insights from IBM Watson and provides prioritized alerts and tasks with best practice actions to corporate, regional, and store managers based on trends and events that impact demand. The aim is to help retailers more accurately plan each store every day and account for the Read More...
Manhattan Partnership With E3, MarketMAX Strikes Compromise
Manhattan Associates has struck a deal with E3 Corporation and MarketMAX that symbolizes the eternal struggle between best-of-breed and ERP vendors.

european retailers  efficiency, said Andrew Blatherwick, European President at E3 Corporation. However, this desire can often be at odds with the IT Department's goal of one system running the business, sometimes referred to as 'one version of the truth.' Collaboration between best-of-breed suppliers aligns these two conflicting visions. Market Impact Though the combined solution professes to address problems of both, it is at best a compromise. Corporate IT departments intent on having one version of the truth will Read More...
Talking to (and Learning from) a Retail Store Execution Software Leader - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced Reflexis Systems, whose task execution solutions have helped over 110 retailers and their suppliers worldwide execute

european retailers  to (and Learning from) a Retail Store Execution Software Leader - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series introduced Reflexis Systems , whose task execution solutions have helped over 110 retailers and their suppliers worldwide execute their strategies and increase profits. The article analyzed Reflexis’ genesis and evolution from a  task management  specialist to an integrated retail  workforce management (WFM)  platform provider. Reflexis’ Retail Execution Management platform features labor budg Read More...
Podcast: What the Revolution in ERP for Distribution Means to Your Organization
Today, globalization is becoming a way of business. With big-box retailers, supplier relationship management (SRM) has become an important component in how

european retailers  What the Revolution in ERP for Distribution Means to Your Organization Hello. This is Dylan Persaud , senior [enterprise resource planning] (ERP) - distribution analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers . Today I am joined by Rodney Winger , senior director of product marketing for manufacturing and supply chain [for] Epicor . Rodney has over twenty years' experience in both of these sectors, and is offering his insights on the state of distribution. Today we will discuss several market factors Read More...
Line Planning: It's Much More than Planning Your Line
Line planning is vital for the development of each season’s fashion collection. Both retailers and brands must closely manage the development of their lines to

european retailers  Planning: It's Much More than Planning Your Line Line planning is vital for the development of each season’s fashion collection. Both retailers and brands must closely manage the development of their lines to ensure tight focus on the right products, key deadlines, and cost and profit margins. But many companies only scratch the surface of line planning’s true potential. Line planning is much more than you may have thought—and it's for retailers and brands of all shapes and sizes. 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

european retailers  Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes The potential benefits of global sourcing and supplier management that have been discussed for retailers in this series so far are not that easily achieved across the board. To recap, these benefits can be seen both at the top line and at the bottom line. At the top line, benefits include growth of private label business, faster time-to-market, better product availability and fewer stockouts, more competitive offerings and improved customer value, and broader access Read More...
Generix Group
A vendor of collaborative software for the retail ecosystem, Generix Group supports retailers, logistics service providers and manufacturers in managing

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DynaSys
Founded in 1985, DynaSys is a European provider of collaborative demand and supply chain planning solutions. DynaSys provides expert business decision-making

european retailers  1985, DynaSys is a European provider of collaborative demand and supply chain planning solutions. DynaSys provides expert business decision-making software to market leaders of all sizes, including forecasting, planning, optimizing, and performance analysis. The collaborative and integrated n.SKEP solutions offered by DynaSys address the following processes: Sales forecasting (Demand Planning) Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Distribution resource planning (DRP) Network and inventory optimization Read More...
Driving Store Execution through Enterprise Workforce Management
Given intense competition and thin margins, more and more retailers are struggling to execute their corporate vision at the store level. Unfortunately, many

european retailers  Store Execution through Enterprise Workforce Management Given intense competition and thin margins, more and more retailers are struggling to execute their corporate vision at the store level. Unfortunately, many attempt to tackle these industry realities without a strategy or supporting system. As a result, many leading retailers are turning to advanced workforce management (WFM) solutions to ensure proper staffing levels, combat employee turnover, and reduce payroll costs. Read More...
Emerging SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA
Many people may not know that 40 percent of the word's retailers are located in India—about 9.8 million retailers, many of them small one-person businesses

european retailers  SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA Many people may not know that 40 percent of the word’s retailers are located in India—about 9.8 million retailers, many of them small one-person businesses, supply the whole nation. These businesses face many challenges: stock-outs, supply, pricing, and competition, just to name a few. And working capital–strapped small retail business owners in India are feeling the pressure of managing their inventory levels and their ability to anticipate Read More...
Revionics Opens New Office in Austin, Texas
Apparently, retailers are now aggressively adopting demand-based science and optimization technology to personalize and localize pricing, promotions

european retailers  Opens New Office in Austin, Texas Apparently, retailers are now aggressively adopting demand-based science and optimization technology to personalize and localize pricing, promotions, assortments, and space. Revionics seems to be benefiting from this trend. This is a greenfield opportunity as most retailers today are still using pesky spreadsheets or basic planning tools. With that being said, there is always competition, such as IBM DemandTec, SAS, or KSS. Pricing optimization is Read More...

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