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Planning and Allocation versus Replenishment: When Is Each the Best Strategy?
Assortment optimization, pricing decisions, and promotional activity fall flat if a product is not available for purchase. Out-of-stocks, overstocks, and

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Merchandising Systems

Merchandising systems are the enterprise back and front-office software solutions upon which the majority of retailers rely to manage and support their daily tasks. These systems typically record product performance, which allows buyers to purchase merchandise according to that information and to make accurate merchandise decisions. Moreover, retail systems have capabilities for tracking inventory, capturing sales data, and managing retail prices. 

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Chatting with TradeStone Software @ NRF BIG Retail Shows - Part 2


Part 1 of this series introduced the conundrum that retailers (especially those in the areas of fashion and apparel) encounter in the realms of design, sourcing, ordering, and delivery of private label and branded goods. The article also introduced TradeStone Software and its merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) solutions that enable a number of the world's most successful

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Lectra First PLM Software Vendor to Achieve TEC Certification for PLM for Fashion and PLM for the Distribution of Fashion Products and Accessories


Paris, January 4 2011 — Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions for industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composites—has announced that Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2, its product lifecycle management solution designed specifically for the fashion industries, has just been awarded certification from TEC. Lectra Fashion PLM is the only solution to have achieved TEC certification in the fashion and fashion products and accessories distribution sectors.

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The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels


Recent studies have shown that retail winners (that is, companies that outperform their peers in year-over-year, comparable store sales) carry a significantly higher percentage of private label merchandise than their competitors do.

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Is Epicor Poised to Rule the Mid-Market Retail Sector? (Part III)


Part II of this blog topic analyzed Epicor's forays into the attractive retail sector via the CRS Retail acquisition two years ago. Most recently, with the acquisition of NSB Retail Systems, Epicor has further expanded its functional footprint, market share and geographic presence in the sector. Namely, NSB added over 200 specialty retail logos, thereby more than doubling Epicor’s retail install

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Managing Customer Returns and RMAs


There are common and unique variations to returned material authorizations (RMAs) that can compound a company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Identifying RMA variations enables a company to determine what needs to be simplified and what needs to be modeled in an ERP system.

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AXIND


AXIND Software provides merchandising, product lifecycle management (PLM), manufacturing, and retail solutions, as well as visual merchandising and range visualization tools. The company's customers include retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, designers, buying offices, and agents. AXIND is headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana (India), and works with sales and implementation partners around the world.

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Production Planning and Scheduling Software for the Textile Industry: Unknown Frontiers


The textile industry is famous for its very different characteristics when compared to industries in either process or discrete manufacturing. Developing production planning and scheduling software for any textile mill is a real challenge even for seasoned industry experts. This article focuses on some of the unique challenges posed to master requirement planning and master production scheduling (MRP / MPS) software vendors by the textile industry.

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SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry


By using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, automotive companies can eliminate material shortfalls of containers, which lead to delivery delays and, in the case of time-sensitive shipments, cause production downtime. Manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and freight forwarders can all benefit by reducing launch and assembly delays resulting from errors in part quantities, types, and locations for containers targeted for production lines.

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Case Study: Material and Labor Cost Categories Defined for Young Electric Sign Company


By implementing a job costing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for discrete manufacturing, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) was able to save almost $250,000 (USD). Managers now have more accurate views of job completion and employee performance. Plus, the system’s ability to sort service contracts by region enables YESCO to be more responsive to its customers. Learn about the other benefits.

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The Next Phase of Supplier Performance Management in the Retail Industry


Supplier performance management in the mass merchandising market is undergoing a renaissance of sorts. Increasingly, retailers are deploying vendor scorecards as a means of better aligning their supplier network with their corporate direction. Suppliers need to consider the implications and begin preparing for this or face considerable risk.

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