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Yes, We Have No Bananas: Consumer Goods Manufacturers Serve Demanding Customers
Consumer packaged goods manufacturers have to measure the most important metric of all: orders delivered on time, in full. To accomplish this requires

ordering goods  run programs to suggest re-ordering (based on fairly crude algorithms or even more dubious forecasts), and occasionally come with some form of management reporting. Few, if any, include sophisticated inventory management tools of the level required for the consumer goods supply chain. For other research notes on this subject, see Inventory Planning and Optimization: Extending Your ERP System , and Lucrative but 'Risky' Aftermarket Business—Service and Replacement Parts SCM ). In an ideal world, one

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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TradeStone Software Presents Bamboo Rose


TradeStone’s merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) platform unifies the design, sourcing, ordering, and delivery of private-label and branded goods, allowing fashion, apparel, footwear, and accessories retailers to leverage a “single version of the truth.” The company’s latest innovation, Bamboo Rose, is a global e-market community for retailers and suppliers who want to exchange ideas and product information before they buy.

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ERP Manufacturing Suite


INDUSTRIOS was designed to take all aspects of your operation and give you the information you need, right when you need it. Material costs, the unassembled pieces, the outsourced, work center, labor time, everything is taken into account to give you an accurate price for your finished goods. Coordination between sales quotations, production schedules and shipping, INDUSTRIOS has it covered. Know if something will be late before it is. Avoid having to reorganize shipment dates, ordering last minute materials so production isn’t further delayed, or any unforeseen costs. 

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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

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Trade Promotion: Taming the Bear


Survey says: trade promotion spending is up, but the majority of consumer package goods (CPG) companies aren’t spending wisely. Reuse of same old seasonal promotions, supply not meeting demand, and invoice errors also contribute to a decreased return on investment (ROI). Trade promotion management (TPM) can provide visibility into the life cycle of each promotion—so you can provide better service to your customers.

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Success Story: Hindustan Lever


The markets served by Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL), India’s largest consumer goods company, require flexible planning, production, and distribution scenarios on the manufacturing side of operations. In 2000, HLL identified improved supply chain management as a critical business priority. It sought a solution that would increase supplier and distributor responsiveness, reduce inventory buffers, and optimize planning and scheduling.

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Retalix


Retalix provides integrated enterprise software solutions for the food, fuel, and consumer goods retail and distribution industries worldwide. The vendor's solutions are installed in supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, fuel stations, and quick service restaurants, as well as foodservice, grocery, convenience products, and fast-moving consumer goods distribution organizations. Retalix offers a portfolio of software applications that automate retail, distribution, and supply chain operations. The vendor has an installed base in over fifty countries, and offices worldwide. Retalix corporate headquarters are located in Ra’anana (Israel); its North American headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas (US).

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Manufacturing Strategy: An Adaptive Perspective


Adaptive manufacturing enables companies to produce goods efficiently and manage variability proactively. However, it must be managed as an end-to-end, closed-loop process with tight linkages between manufacturing applications, adjacent enterprise applications, and—most importantly—the technology behind these applications. Such integrated networks enable the process visibility and collaboration capabilities that, ultimately, are the key to building an adaptive manufacturing enterprise.

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What Is ERP in 2010?


When the term “enterprise resource planning” (ERP) was introduced, it applied primarily to the planning and management of resources needed to manufacture goods. Today, however, most business decision makers realize that their enterprises rely upon resources, and that planning is essential to optimize how those resources are acquired, allocated, and used. Learn how the definition of ERP has evolved, and what it means today.

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Business Intelligence for Consumer Packaged Goods: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers


Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have made big investments in data collection and integration. But, much of the data from their IT systems hasn’t been well analyzed or used. What’s needed is a new generation of business intelligence (BI) tools that can integrate cross- and inter-enterprise processes and data. Learn how BI can help you make better decisions, change business processes, and drive overall performance.

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