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SSA Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio
SSA Global's strategy to grow both organically and through acquisition while developing an end-to-end suite of applications with one open platform architecture

grocery design  Hannaford Brothers (a major grocery entity in the Northeast), Safeway, and Publix all use SSA's WMS and voice directed distribution solution on Vocollect's voice driven hardware. Supply chain event management (SCEM) with Vigilance . This gem was part of the Arzoon acquisition, and during the high period of attention to SCEM, Vigilance was considered a potential star with a solution that could span any application platform or multiple operating systems and databases in real time. The software monitors the

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 2


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grocery design  pets’ food. The regional grocery supermarket store chain Wegmans lavishes attention and services on its consumers, providing everything from recipes to catering services. Since 2006, Best Buy  has been offering customized store-within-a-store experiences and services at selected locations for small business owners and home theater enthusiasts. At these Best Buy For Business locations, trained specialists provide business solutions and services to businesses with up to 20 employees . To meet the expec Read More

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By layering across an organization's current infrastructure and building a sourcing system that needs hardly any training, TradeStone users anywhere can sign on and have the system handle all the intricacies of international trade (without ever experiencing its complexities).

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grocery design  sales per customer visit. Grocery stores lose as much as 4 percent of revenue yearly due to out-of-stock conditions. Better RFID product tracking, inventory visibility, and forecasting can have an immediate top-line revenue impact; residual benefits include improved customer service and satisfaction. Risks to Adoption Several ROI challenges, including cost and risk, should be considered before investing in RFID: The high cost per tag : The cost of RFID tags is 25 to 30 cents (USD) per tag, down from 40 ce Read More

Design Within Reach Selects NetSuite as Omnichannel Retail Platform


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Autodesk Resuscitates Tinkercad in the Cloud


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grocery design  Resuscitates Tinkercad in the Cloud Autodesk recently signed a  definitive agreement to acquire Tinkercad , an easy-to-use browser-based 3D design tool. The addition of Tinkercad to Autodesk is aimed at helping  broaden the consumer-oriented Autodesk 123D family of apps  and supports Autodesk’s vision to help anybody (students, makers, and designers) imagine, design, and create anything. The acquisition will also revive the Tinkercad service and community, despite a previously announced Read More

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