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Optimizing Gross Margin over Continously Cleansed Data
Imperfect product data can erode your gross margin, frustrate both your customers and your employees, and slow new sales opportunities. The proven safeguards

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Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective


Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of optimization is fast being recognized as having the capability to help businesses grow margins significantly. In fact, studies have shown that it can add a 15 to 50 percent incremental margin to the bottom line.

gross margin contribution margin  breakeven or increase in gross margin dollars. Also, these margin sacrifices can be frequently offset by higher prices on items that are priced for profit (also called blind items). However, most retailers have little understanding of the many dynamic factors that impact such intelligent pricing. Therefore, despite the numerous ongoing initiatives to apply price optimizations in a B2C environment, most of these to date have not been highly successful, and margins continue to leak away. The key challenges Read More

What Drives Profitability


Growing customer sophistication and lifetime value means managing customer behavior is key to long-term profitability. Customer profitability and customer behavior metrics enable an organization to create alignment within the go to market process, while other metrics aid in decision-making.

gross margin contribution margin  generate in terms of gross profit. Over time, transactions increase and the customer becomes more profitable. In the consumer example, the customer has a physical lifetime and at some point ceases to be a customer. Even in a business to business type of transaction, a customer can go out of business or take business elsewhere, thus creating a curve that resembles the business to consumer model. Now let's assume that an organization has calculated the profitability of each customer and has segmented the Read More

Know Thy Market Segment's Price Response


Since no variable can influence margins as much as pricing, almost all companies need to approach the management of selling prices, discretionary discounts, and potential price increases with the same firmness they use to manage manufacturing and procurement costs.

gross margin contribution margin  Common financial measures include gross margin, contribution margin, and net margin. Each reflects profits after certain costs are subtracted. Profit , on the other hand, refers to financial gain or revenues minus expenses. Moreover, the potential benefits of improved pricing can flow through an entire organization, since more predictable and effective pricing policies can help manage sales force compensation, promotional expenditures, incentive programs, cost allocations, and operational planning. This Read More

Weather the Recession with Project ERP


There’s a notable difference between management by project and project management. By using project-centric software, organizations can implement the former and better address how to supply on-going demand, allowing them to better weather the recession and optimize their position during the recovery.

gross margin contribution margin  3 percent decrease in gross domestic product (GDP). In recessionary times, management by project will treat a period of economic slowdown as a simple variance in a project rather than a catastrophic event. This allows for a more thoughtful analysis of what type of correction is necessary to keep that project—be that project a collection of product lines, product families, or an entire enterprise—on budget. Without management by project, it is difficult to analyze business data with the understanding Read More

There Is No Execution without Integration


In fast-paced, low-margin manufacturing environments, companies must embrace technology in order to solidify or gain competitive advantages. It is equally important to avoid adopting technology for technology’s sake. Find out how leading companies are focusing on efficiency and cost reduction by integrating manufacturing execution systems (MES) or manufacturing intelligence (MI) with enterprise resource planning (ERP).

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Should You Consider Deltek? Well it Depends…


TEC selection software is used to match potential customers with Deltek's solution.

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Moving from the Calendar to the Clock


For automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, consumer demands are high and global competition is fierce. To compete successfully, manufacturers must meet expectations and still generate an acceptable profit margin. By using QAD’s Just-in-time (JIT) Sequencing process together with its Manufacturing Execution Workbench (MEW) tools, automotive manufacturers will have the foundation needed to meet these challenges.

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How One Vendor Parlays Price Variation into Profit Improvement Opportunities


Rather than sticking to such outdated and speculative pricing practices as "cost plus" or "meet competition," Zilliant suggests companies leverage data to determine how market price response varies, and use this holistic measure of price sensitivity to optimize pricing.

gross margin contribution margin  have not only improved gross margins, but they have also increased pricing agility and control. With their greater use of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and order management solutions in recent years, enterprises have amassed an enormous amount of transactional pricing data. This data can now be processed and combined using the latest innovations in pricing science to reveal where and how to improve price management. The science-based insights synthesized from Read More

Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 2: Outside-In Omnichannel Fulfillment


The TEC Vendor Challenge was in full swing last week, with 2 days' worth of vendor demonstrations from Epicor, IBS, Infor, Microsoft, NetSuite, SAP, and VAI, as well as presentations and dynamic discussions. Part 1 of this series ran down the highlights on how disruptive innovations are changing the landscape of the wholesale distribution industry. This post recaps the panel presentation.

gross margin contribution margin  Experiences—Sales and Service Jonathan Gross , vice president (VP) and general counsel with  Pemeco Consulting , brought these and other insights to life with some distribution case studies focusing on integration in the enterprise to achieve supply chain maturity. Given the hyper-competitiveness of many sectors of the distribution industry, relationships and customer loyalty are critical to the success of many distributors. Jonathan Gross sees the sales and service functions as playing an important Read More

Technology Evaluation Centers Mourns Loss of Chairman, Marcel Côté


It was with great sadness that TEC learned of the death of Marcel Côté, chairman of TEC’s board of directors.

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Measuring the Business Value of IT Service


Written for the IT outsourcing community, this document describes an approach for measuring the business value of IT in order to focus service provision activities on areas that are of priority to the client. It introduces a quality improvement process that can decrease the cost of service provisioning without impairing service quality. The intended audience includes those responsible for designing a solution, managers of an existing service, and people bidding for new business looking to differentiate their services. By measuring and reporting on the business value of an IT service, outsourcers' clients see the contribution being made to the success of their clients' business ventures. As a result, the outsourcers' relationships will transition from supplier to partner, they become better placed to exploit new business opportunities, and save money by focusing efforts on areas that are important to their clients.

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How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer, Kinaxis. The currently bullish Kinaxis has a number of customers that are SAP ERP customers too, and for a long time SAP was at first dismissive (or at least ambivalent) regarding the need for Response Management, as the company had its own

gross margin contribution margin  Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of  supply chain management (SCM)  via a software category pioneer, Kinaxis . The currently bullish Kinaxis has a number of customers that are SAP ERP customers too, and for a long time SAP was at first dismissive (or at least ambivalent) regarding the need for Response Management, as the company had its own well-known SAP Advanced Planner and Read More

Pricing Management Vendor Must Show Proven Payback from Clients


Vendavo’s recent growth is due to its reseller partnership with SAP, and the segmentation and optimization functionalities of its pricing solutions. But the vendor needs to stay on its toes, at least until its role in lifting almost every client profit margins is proven.

gross margin contribution margin  Management Vendor Must Show Proven Payback from Clients Vendavo ’s reseller partnership with SAP in providing a price and margin management (PMM) solution has proved to be of benefit to both companies. Vendavo alone has experienced recent strong growth, more than doubling its customer base. Vendavo’s contribution to this lucrative reseller partnership involves the functionalities of three modules in particular: the Vendavo Profit Analyzer , the Vendavo Price Manager , and the Vendavo Deal Manage Read More

The Lean Front End: A Breakthrough Opportunity


A company’s best opportunity to gain major margin improvement is in its front end—the sales, customer service, and processes needed to transform inquiries into orders. And one of the best strategies is to apply lean thinking to the front end. Read about an integrated solution that addresses the unique requirements of your sales processes to help dramatically reduce cycle times, eradicate waste, and increase your margins.

gross margin contribution margin  Lean Front End: A Breakthrough Opportunity A company’s best opportunity to gain major margin improvement is in its front end—the sales, customer service, and processes needed to transform inquiries into orders. And one of the best strategies is to apply lean thinking to the front end. Read about an integrated solution that addresses the unique requirements of your sales processes to help dramatically reduce cycle times, eradicate waste, and increase your margins. Read More