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The 2007 Microsoft® Office System in Manufacturing
This white paper highlights the key challenges facing the manufacturing industry, and discusses how the 2007 Microsoft® Office system can help maximize employee

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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how can retailers and manufacturers engage in cpg  your retail portfolio and how do you plan to fill them? For example, what about planograms or space planning, workforce scheduling and task management, price, assortment and size optimization, e-commerce/multichannel order management (call centers, chat, etc.), etc.? DC: Epicor recognizes additional product opportunities in its retail portfolio and on an ongoing basis evaluates the opportunities and ROI, as well as the best solution—whether to partner with, acquire, or build in-house. Some currently on Read More

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how can retailers and manufacturers engage in cpg  data that tells you how to interpret it. Sometimes the metadata description can be deduced from the structure or the column names in a database; sometimes it is found in the programs that use it, and sometimes it resides only in comments or text. Frequently it is a combination of these. When dealing with a single database, the use of metadata is as natural as swimming is to a fish - and just as invisible as the water. However, when dealing with heterogeneous environments, things get much more opaque. As Read More

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how can retailers and manufacturers engage in cpg  companies. You can view how a supplier performs against a specific metric and compare that to the same KPI [key performance indicator] performance for other customers in the network. You can view percentile rankings for all suppliers in the network and identify specific areas in which your suppliers need to improve. Other companies without platforms like Employee Spaces or Supplier InfoNet are still using social media in the supply chain, says Dominy. Customer posts on popular sites like Facebook or Read More