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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical

retailers expanding  Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical vs. horizontal integration . The analysis then moved onto the generally embattled retail sector, where a select group of innovative retailers has found a “happy medium” approach to stay well above the fray. Kurt Salmon Associated (KSA ), the leading global management consulting firm specializin

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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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Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience


The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create, share, and experience the three-dimensional virtual world, thereby maximizing the value of their intellectual property and digital assets. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the 3D design tools he recently saw demoed, how they enable collaboration, and their application to manufacturing and other sectors.

retailers expanding  Microsoft’s retail ecosystem booth. Retailers can fill the shelves virtually with lifelike items created from either CAD drawings or photos; rules can be created beforehand about, say, how many items can go together on a shelf, which items must not go together, etc. Dassault Systèmes might expand its opportunity in this way, and compete with JDA Software or Oracle AVT retail space planning software and planograms. Helping Society at Large The other untapped opportunity is in non–manufacturing oriente Read More

One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications


For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration and communication provider, has recently unveiled a package designed to automate web-based commerce all the way from order capture to fulfillment and payment, as a result of bringing together a few prudent acquisitions over the last three years.

retailers expanding  ) which enables manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and logistics service providers and carriers to view, plan, execute, settle, and report on their shipments. Although the Nistevo's original focus was on collaborative transportation, which is a method of bringing shippers together to create combined shipments and routes, the company ultimately developed an on-demand transportation planning and execution network-based solution with more than 130 connected shippers, spanning a community of over 9,000 Read More

Pet Industry Finds Fresher Air in NetSuite Cloud


NetSuite has long achieved tremendous success in the distribution and retail sectors, with recent forays in manufacturing, and a total of 16,000 customers. With this combination of capabilities, the cloud enterprise software vendor recently announced new customer wins in the pet goods sector, a $55.5 billion industry in the US alone (according to the American Pet Products Association). NetSuite

retailers expanding  and attended by pet retailers and suppliers from more than 50 countries. The new wins included fast-growing companies such as  Dog is Good, Happy Jack, Pup-Pee Solutions, Ruffwear , and Pet Lifestyle And You (P.L.A.Y) . These companies have replaced disparate and/or outdated legacy on-premise systems with NetSuite's single integrated suite of business management software, providing omnichannel business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) sales, financials, inventory and order management, Read More

Improving and Expanding: The Road Ahead for a Drop-ship Facilitator


CommerceHub may be destined for leadership in collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment; trade promotions; new product design and introduction; sourcing and procurement; and so on. But given its current size and low global brand recognition, it is not there yet.

retailers expanding  solution, PRM should help retailers more effectively manage their trading partner network by giving them centralized and complete visibility into many facets of their relationships. Until now, retailers have had limited visibility into supply chain and fulfillment performance patterns, partner connections, and testing status, as well as partner profile information. With the launch of PRM, CommerceHub claims that its retailer customers should gain a holistic view of existing partner relationships, and impr Read More

Mark Two: UK Distributor Uses SAP Software to Help Retailers Build Web Sales


Mark Two, a distributor of kitchen and bathroom products, manages a network of warehouses, logistic services, and call centers. The company serves both major retail chains and independent stores, and offers a range of 20,000 products. This case study examines how Mark Two has been developing innovative Web sites using an SAP solution as part of an effort to help customers leverage the power of e-commerce.

retailers expanding  SAP Software to Help Retailers Build Web Sales Mark Two, a distributor of kitchen and bathroom products, manages a network of warehouses, logistic services, and call centers. The company serves both major retail chains and independent stores, and offers a range of 20,000 products. This case study examines how Mark Two has been developing innovative Web sites using an SAP solution as part of an effort to help customers leverage the power of e-commerce. Read More

Resolving Image Exchange Issues


Managing product images is frustrating. Typically, images are not documented nor linked to the associated product information. Worse, suppliers and retailers rarely have a system to exchange images, forcing retailers to reshoot photos that suppliers already had. Learn how including product images in your data synchronization process helps make product information, including images, accessible to anyone who needs it.

retailers expanding  and retailers, through to retailers promoting products to consumers, and several points in between; images help to add value as goods move through the supply chain. To date, the management and exchange of images has been a source of frustration. Image files using a variety of formats are often dumped into desktop or server hard drive directories, undocumented and unlinked to the associated product information. Furthermore, the exchange of images between suppliers and retailers tends to be ad hoc, with Read More

Service Level Goal Strategy: Path to Profit


How can retailers maximize their return when investing in cutting-edge replenishment solutions? After all, if forecasting and purchasing decisions are driven by advanced math and logic, then surely there is little room for users to influence success? Actually, establishing a service-level goal strategy can blaze the path to profit for retailers looking to separate themselves from the competition.

retailers expanding  to Profit How can retailers maximize their return when investing in cutting-edge replenishment solutions? After all, if forecasting and purchasing decisions are driven by advanced math and logic, then surely there is little room for users to influence success? Actually, establishing a service-level goal strategy can blaze the path to profit for retailers looking to separate themselves from the competition. Read More

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GNX is Retail Connect, providing e-business solutions and services that connect retailers, manufacturers and their trading partners to streamline and automate sourcing and supply chain processes. GNX solutions help retail industry trading partners reduce costs and improve efficiency by leveraging information visibility and joint work processes. With a hosted platform, comprehensive customer support and deep retail experience, GNX simplifies the implementation process – and makes technology investments go further. GNX customers include many of the world's largest retailers and manufacturers: Federated Department Stores; Carrefour; Coles Myer; KarstadtQuelle AG; The Kroger Co.; Metro Group; PPR Group; Ace Hardware; J Sainsbury plc; Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Diageo; Unilever; Colgate-Palmolive; and Kimberly Clark. Based in Chicago, Illinois, GNX also has offices in Herndon, Virginia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan. More information is available at www.gnx.com.

retailers expanding  of the world's largest retailers and manufacturers: Federated Department Stores; Carrefour; Coles Myer; KarstadtQuelle AG; The Kroger Co.; Metro Group; PPR Group; Ace Hardware; J Sainsbury plc; Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Diageo; Unilever; Colgate-Palmolive; and Kimberly Clark. Based in Chicago, Illinois, GNX also has offices in Herndon, Virginia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan. More information is available at www.gnx.com. Read More

Successful Cross-channel Retailing: 4 Concepts to Master


Savvy retailers know that it’s not enough to simply develop different retail channels. You need to make sure they all work together to deliver a seamless and satisfying customer experience. In his latest article, TEC analyst Philippe Reney covers the four major components of a successful cross-channel retailing strategy

retailers expanding  grinding failure for many retailers and counted JCPenney and The Gap among the early victims. I have nothing against experimentation—it’s critical to inspiring innovation and growth. However, a little more reflection might be in order when it comes to growing your brand and your revenues in a sustainable way. But you need to consider the fundamental aspects of a given channel and how it can be deployed to meet your customer’s expectations and further your objectives. A good example of channel Read More

Enterprise Software: What to Expect When You're Expanding


Everyone wants their business to grow, to broaden its operations within a territory or country and, eventually, across borders to other countries and continents. However, business expansion abroad entails a great deal of forethought, especially with regard to enterprise software applications. In fact, the differences in business environments may not only affect corporate business strategy, but

retailers expanding  Software: What to Expect When You're Expanding Everyone wants their business to grow, to broaden its operations within a territory or country and, eventually, across borders to other countries and continents. However, business expansion abroad entails a great deal of forethought, especially with regard to enterprise software applications. In fact, the differences in business environments may not only affect corporate business strategy, but also pose various hurdles to an organization’s Read More

Expanding Your Gross Margin in Distribution


The recent recession has forced distributors and manufacturers to pay closer attention to their bottom lines and to the financial factors that contribute to profitability. Gross margin is a popular measure of a company’s financial condition; but using gross margin without understanding how it affects profitability and business strategy can be misleading. An understanding of the relationship between the financial components of gross margin is essential for formulating sales and product strategies, and to implement techniques enabling an increase in net profit and maximization of return on investment.

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Driving Store Execution through Enterprise Workforce Management


Given intense competition and thin margins, more and more retailers are struggling to execute their corporate vision at the store level. Unfortunately, many attempt to tackle these industry realities without a strategy or supporting system. As a result, many leading retailers are turning to advanced workforce management (WFM) solutions to ensure proper staffing levels, combat employee turnover, and reduce payroll costs.

retailers expanding  margins, more and more retailers are struggling to execute their corporate vision at the store level. Unfortunately, many attempt to tackle these industry realities without a strategy or supporting system. As a result, many leading retailers are turning to advanced workforce management (WFM) solutions to ensure proper staffing levels, combat employee turnover, and reduce payroll costs. Read More

Town Shoes' Sterling Division Goes Live with Vision Suite by Jesta I.S.


Jesta I.S. Vision Suite software is geared toward retailers, manufacturers, and distributors in the apparel, footwear, and soft goods industries. The broad retail suite consists of near real-time Web-based applications that are designed to help manage business processes in the areas of merchandising, merchandise lifecycle management (MLM), planning, supply chain management (SCM), and warehouse

retailers expanding  Retail, etc., for fashion retailers and their suppliers. This less visible and quiet vendor continues with its customer wins and expansions. In this case, there was an expansion of Jesta’s footprint with Town Shoes. The apparel company already had Vision Merchandising, and the most recent quick implementation was for the Vision Store Point of Sale (POS) solution. TEC profile: Jesta I.S. Read More