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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

food service products  , Kmart , etc.), food service companies ( MacDonald 's, Wendy 's, etc.) and food service distributors (Sysco). When asked to describe channel masters, a vice president (VP) of marketing at a food manufacturer explained, when they demand something, the manufacturer just has to say thank you'. These channel masters control access to the market. The channel master has the power to determine prices, promotions, placement, etc. Such customers want guaranteed supplies at guaranteed prices, though some

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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Margin Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry


In the food and beverage industry, the channel master makes final volume decisions and mostly controls the unit price, with the manufacturer having limited power to increase or maintain prices. The only real variable the manufacturer does control is cost.

food service products  and Beverage Industry Fastidious Food Service Channel Many food distributors act as commodity brokers, negotiating annual supply contracts for the major retail chains for a range of food products. Often, these are private-label products sourced from different growers or food processors around the world to guarantee supply year-round. The logistics planning and documentation must be precise if costs are to be kept under control. Furthermore, if the quality is sub-standard and the consignment is Read More

TEC Certified Products: 2010 Vendor Wrap-up


With 2010 almost behind us, the Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) research analyst team takes a brief look at some of the newest software products to join its roster. MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 9 Plex Systems, Plex Online Sage, Sage ABRA HRMS  SmartOrg, Portfolio Navigator Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI), S2K EnterpriseBusiness Intelligence (BI) Solutions—Jorge García

food service products  industries like automotive, aerospace, food and beverage, medical devices, and electronics. The product offers complete functionality for manufacturers, structured in modules for corporate operations, customer relationship management, supply chain management, manufacturing operations, quality management, and product development. In addition, functionality for business intelligence, groupware communication, mobile access, and workflow engine make the product strong competition for other ERP vendors, Read More

Good Customer Service Is Simple


Outstanding customer service is a competitive advantage. Most companies salute good customer service as a key objective. But in its simplest form, what is good customer service? Olin Thompson lays down some basic requirements for businesses and explains the role of business processes in supporting good customer service.

food service products  waiters wear tuxedos, the food is fantastic, my water glass is never empty, they call me by my first name, and it is very expensive. My expectations for this restaurant are very high. If they fail to meet my high expectations, I am not a happy customer. My expectations for these two establishments are very different, but in both cases, I measure my satisfaction against my expectations. What do your customers expect from you? How do you know? That’s simple, too: you ask them. If their expectations are Read More

Food and Beverage "Delights"


Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors have many challenges on their plate, and even industry giants cannot afford to sit back. Given this backdrop, how can small to medium manufacturers cope with the same external pressures with comparatively fewer resources?

food service products  for food manufacturers: The food service market consists of those locations where food is consumed outside the home: restaurants, cafeterias, vending machines, etc. The retail market consists of the food purchased at retailers for consumption at home—for example, supermarkets, convenience stores, etc. The ingredient market consists of ingredients provided to other food and beverage companies. In North America, people nowadays eat approximately half of their food away from home, while the remainder is Read More

Innovating to Maximize Market Opportunities: Growing Food and Beverage Businesses


Demand for food and beverages continues to rise. The market will pay a premium for partially prepared healthier choices that are convenient and easy to eat anywhere, or more cost-effective for large-scale food preparation. Discover how software solutions can help companies with innovative solutions for these niche markets gain brand dominance and market loyalty, and achieve higher revenues, profits, and market share.

food service products  Maximize Market Opportunities: Growing Food and Beverage Businesses Demand for food and beverages continues to rise. The market will pay a premium for partially prepared healthier choices that are convenient and easy to eat anywhere, or more cost-effective for large-scale food preparation. Discover how software solutions can help companies with innovative solutions for these niche markets gain brand dominance and market loyalty, and achieve higher revenues, profits, and market share. Read More

NetSuite SRP—Catering to Both Service and Product Companies


At SuiteWorld 2014, NetSuite announced its new services resource planning (SRP) solution, which addresses all the needs of both services- and product- based businesses. Get all the details in P.J.'s fourth write-up from the conference.

food service products  SRP—Catering to Both Service and Product Companies At its SuiteWorld 2014 conference, NetSuite also announced the new services resource planning (SRP) solution , with the idea to bring together the enterprise resource planning (ERP) and professional services automation (PSA) capabilities to enable both project (time/services) and product-based businesses to run their bid-to-bill business life cycles. As the demarcation lines are becoming increasingly blurred between product and service Read More

Service Partners


Service Partners is a business consulting company with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply chain management (SCM) implementation projects.

food service products  Partners Service Partners is a business consulting company with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply chain management (SCM) implementation projects. Read More

Case Study: Quality Bicycle Products


With rapid growth and revenues exceeding $100 million (USD), Quality Bicycle Products is under increasing pressure to meet demand. To keep driving growth, QBP realized its forecasting capabilities and performance would need to be optimized. To help meet the needs of these efforts, QBP began looking at an inventory and demand planning solution. Discover more about the supply chain management (SCM) solution it chose.

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IFS Field Service Management Certification Report


IFS Field Service Management is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of field service management (FSM) solutions in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Research Planning (ERP) Evaluation Centers. The IFS Field Service Management solution intertwines service management, dynamic scheduling, and mobile capabilities. It is an ideal fit for organizations that require a combination of service jobs such as installation, quick break-fix jobs, some preventive maintenance, and other similarly fast-paced jobs. Download the IFS Field Service Management certification report now for product analysis and in-depth analyst commentary.

food service products  Field Service Management Certification Report IFS Field Service Management is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of field service management (FSM) solutions in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Research Planning (ERP) Evaluation Centers. The IFS Field Service Management solution intertwines service management, dynamic scheduling, and mobile capabilities. It is an ideal fit for organizations that require a combination of service jobs such as installation, quick break-fix Read More

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The Evolution of IT as a Service


Most IT service providers have always and continue to operate in a break/fix service environment. When a customer calls with an issue, the service provider drops everything to fix it. Under these circumstances, service providers have a difficult time forecasting monthly revenues and staffing needs, which has a huge impact on profitability. Add to this the intense competition, excessive customer turnover, low technician utilization rates, and shrinking margins that characterize today‟s market, and the result is IT service providers anxious to find a new way of delivering their services. Learn about innovative IT-as-a-Service initiatives that are defining the new IT value chain of the future.

food service products  Evolution of IT as a Service Most IT service providers have always and continue to operate in a break/fix service environment. When a customer calls with an issue, the service provider drops everything to fix it. Under these circumstances, service providers have a difficult time forecasting monthly revenues and staffing needs, which has a huge impact on profitability. Add to this the intense competition, excessive customer turnover, low technician utilization rates, and shrinking margins that Read More

Case Study: Anderson Power Products


Anderson Power Products manufactures power connectors for telecommunications and other industries. The company, needing to consolidate data for its standard and customized products across five global locations, found an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers one reliable point of entry. Discover how the ERP solution helped improve shipping, customer relationships, financial reporting time, and more.

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Epicor for Service Enterprises


Epicor for Service Enterprises is an intuitive and comprehensive enterprise service automation (ESA) solution. It manages and streamlines virtually every aspect of your service organization—from bid management, engagement delivery, and resource management, to project accounting, portfolio management, and beyond—all within a single solution. Introduced in June 2003, Epicor for Service Enterprises builds on an Epicor investment in professional services automation (PSA) and project accounting of over twenty years. Version 8.0 offers groundbreaking use of XML Web service and Microsoft .NET technology. The current release, Epicor for Service Enterprises 8.1, adds enhanced project portfolio management (PPM), contingent workforce management, and advanced collaboration and customization capabilities, all enabling greater planning, performance, and execution.  

food service products  for Service Enterprises Epicor for Service Enterprises is an intuitive and comprehensive enterprise service automation (ESA) solution. It manages and streamlines virtually every aspect of your service organization—from bid management, engagement delivery, and resource management, to project accounting, portfolio management, and beyond—all within a single solution. Introduced in June 2003, Epicor for Service Enterprises builds on an Epicor investment in professional services automation (PSA) and Read More

The Power of Web Self-Service


In this document, we will explore the power of online self-service and how it contributes to healthy customer relationships and delivers viable cost savings. We will also address how technology from Epicor Software Corporation, a leader in the CRM space, can help deliver successful self-service.

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