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Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better pricing management and optimization practices. It also

fmcg  markdown optimization technology for FMCG Retailers and distributors.  The Revionics Advanced Pricing System (RAPS) generates increased sales and profits through sophisticated consumer demand intelligence and proprietary retail pricing science, which includes weekly price remodeling as well as scenario planning, forecasting, and category analytics. In July 2008,  Revionics announced the addition of key modules to its SaaS solution, so RAPS now includes the following: RAPS Optimization On-Demand offers Read More
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Lawson's Approach to the Retail Market
Lawson Retail Operations Suite solutions are built for high-volume retail enterprises and encompass a range of activities, including the management of item

fmcg  fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies that need to plan, manage, and measure the impact of their sales and marketing activities; and 3) Cairo , a product that helps analyze and discern why customers change their purchasing behavior. Lawson has since continued Numbercraft's successful consulting business for both the global retail and CPG markets, and it has introduced several packaged analytics applications based on Numbercraft's technology, which supposedly integrate with both Lawson and legacy Read More
What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part I
According to the proverb “calamity is the touchstone of a brave mind,” in these tough times some supply chain management (SCM) vendors have been trying to take

fmcg  fast moving consumer good (FMCG) sector, as was the case with Manugistics. At the end of the day, not many innovative things will come out of this strategic advice unless JDA really can propagate the demand signal back into the forecast and re-forecast/allocate product accordingly. Advice #2 Quickly Make Adjustments to Inventory Policies to Align Them with Shifting Demand Patterns – Manufacturers should adjust their safety-stock level policies to place a greater emphasis on those products that are Read More
A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience
Eqos's mission is to become the leading provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide. Today, Eqos

fmcg  including fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), consumer electronics, and apparel, are increasing their focus on private label merchandise (which is typically imported) to take advantage of margin improvements, improved quality consistency, and brand loyalty. For instance, retailer Best Buy realized that it could not compete with the likes of Sony and Panasonic in high-end, premium electronics equipment, appliances, and computers because of these two brands' loyal customer bases. However, Best Buy also Read More
What's in a name? or Enterprise systems' reincarnations (Part II)
While the Part I of this topic focused on Consona Corporation (former M2M Holdings), this time the discussion continues with the recently minted Solarsoft

fmcg  fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) distributors to high-tech engineering firms. The company has grown organically and through acquisition since its formation from the merger of KSE and Xavier Computer Group in 1999. Regardless of the underlying technology used, a future standard architecture (i.e., SOSA) must ensure that all platforms work together with a suite of value-added options offering flexible configurations for the targeted manufacturing, distribution and wholesale & merchant sectors. For now, it Read More
The Gain and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing
The appeal of global sourcing for many industries is certainly understandable, given the potential lower cost benefits, but without careful elimination of all

fmcg   including fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), consumer electronics, and apparel, are increasing their focus on private-label merchandise to take advantage of margin improvements, improved quality consistency, and brand loyalty. For more information, see The Fragile Consumer Packaged Goods Market and Private Label Products and A Unique Product Lifecycle Management Tool for Private Label Retail . Come with Some Inevitable Pains Yet, the savings from global sourcing come with possible steep expenses Read More
Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues
Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors supplying major supermarket retailers share many common business challenges. The customers—powerful and

fmcg  and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers and distributors that supply the major supermarket retailers share many common business challenges, along with a tough competitive environment. This holds true whether the product is food, drink, personal care, cleaning products, or any other product stocked and sold by supermarkets. The customers—huge, powerful, and demanding supermarkets and retail chains—want products manufactured to order, with lead times often measured in hours rather than Read More
Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning
Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing

fmcg   fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), etc. Needless to say, the need to reduce capital employed within the manufacturing enterprise and the trend of outsourcing manufacturing to lower-cost regions overseas, which typically increases lead times (which customers do not appreciate), only complicates the conundrum of low costs and increased efficiency for embattled manufacturers. This means that customer management has to move up several steps of the efficiency ladder, with the best companies staying very close Read More
Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach
SSI's approach appeals to process manufacturers, as well as some discrete manufacturers with short lead times and high volumes, where the traditional

fmcg  the fast-moving consumer goods [FMCG] environments, for example), or to provide enough detail where necessary. Automatic product allocation to the sales order can be based on ATP or on customized rules, while the allocation levels can be by location, by product, or by lot or batch. Manual allocation can override the automatic allocation based on product, delivery, or order number. Similarly, goods picking rules per sales order can be automatic (with levels by home, domestic, or export; method; priority; Read More
The Web-based Sales Portal-A Catalyst for Business Transformation
A sales portal is one of many tools that can be used to help transform a business, especially a consumer packaged goods company. In this article, key structural

fmcg  years with a large FMCG company based in the Middle East, and four years with Amul (India) in both brand and customer management. He can be reached at Mahesh_setty@infosys.com . Noorani Subramanian Hariharan is a consultant in the retail and CPG practice of Infosys Technologies Ltd. in India. He has over four years of experience in brand and customer management with Titan Industries Ltd. (India). Hariharan has a degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management. He can be reached at Read More

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