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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 Read More...
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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

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 These companies have replaced disparate and/or outdated legacy on-premise systems with NetSuite's single integrated suite of business management software, providing omnichannel business-to-business (B2B) and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...
Epicor Retail Strategic Plan Ramping Up in 2013
The Epicor Retail division of global business software solution provider Epicor Software Corporation provides solutions for retailers seeking to streamline

retailers expanding  For most market leading retailers and their challengers, cross channel will be an imperative, not an option. Epicor has been a leader in cross-channel execution solutions for many years. Existing solutions include Epicor Retail Enterprise Selling and Multi-Channel Transaction Adapter (MCTA) solutions that enable a smooth cross-channel fulfillment capability. To take these solutions to the next level and further differentiate its cross-channel capabilities, Epicor plans to deliver a single, integrated 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

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 Read More...
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

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 Read More...
Point of Sale (POS) Systems
A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds,

retailers expanding  sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC's model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities. Read More...
The Three Rs of RFID: Rewards, Risk, and ROI
Prominent organizations and retailers, such as Walmart and the US Department of Defense are taking advantage of radio frequency identification, which promises

retailers expanding  most prominent suppliers and retailers are already taking advantage of this new technology; Wal-Mart and the US Department of Defense (DOD) are the most visible. Wal-Mart is demanding its top one hundred suppliers put RFID tags on all pallets, cases, cartons, and high-margin items by January 2005, and according the retailer, those one hundred, plus thirty-seven volunteers, are already in line to comply. The DOD has set an early 2005 deadline for its suppliers as well, insisting that all pallets and cases Read More...
The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes
The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively

retailers expanding  have been discussed for retailers in this series so far are not that easily achieved across the board. To recap, these benefits can be seen both at the top line and at the bottom line. At the top line, benefits include growth of private label business, faster time-to-market, better product availability and fewer stockouts, more competitive offerings and improved customer value, and broader access to global sources and growth of direct imports. At the bottom line, decreased costs of goods sold (COGS) and Read More...
Today's Challenges in Specialty Retail: How to Gain Competitive Advantage by Using Business Insight
Specialty retailers have to compete with multinational chains with deep pockets, vast scales of economy, and the most advanced technological tools. Smaller

retailers expanding  Using Business Insight Specialty retailers have to compete with multinational chains with deep pockets, vast scales of economy, and the most advanced technological tools. Smaller businesses must arm themselves to plan effectively plan and respond quickly to problems and changes. This paper shows how retailers can improve their business processes with integrated systems using analytics that can provide actionable reports and insight. Read More...
Consumers Shop Everywhere: Understanding Multichannel Sales
Multichannel retailers must be able to flawlessly execute a full range of services to engage, transact, and fulfill on Web placed orders. Hence, most successful

retailers expanding  still uncharted territory, though retailers who are able to engage customers across many channels likely earn customer trust and receive more repeat business. There have been examples of retail companies using a multichannel retailing system to streamline sales of an expensive consumer product only to discover that their Web sales were significantly lower than sales made over the phone. The reason was that sales consultants were able to up-sell consumers to higher-end systems over the phone. As a result, Read More...
Revionics Opens New Office in Austin, Texas
Apparently, retailers are now aggressively adopting demand-based science and optimization technology to personalize and localize pricing, promotions

retailers expanding  in Austin, Texas Apparently, retailers are now aggressively adopting demand-based science and optimization technology to personalize and localize pricing, promotions, assortments, and space. Revionics seems to be benefiting from this trend. This is a greenfield opportunity as most retailers today are still using pesky spreadsheets or basic planning tools. With that being said, there is always competition, such as IBM DemandTec, SAS, or KSS. Pricing optimization is transformational technology, so Read More...
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

retailers expanding  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. For years, major retailers have had compliance policies in place to encourage adherence to their supplier guides. These guides are how-to manuals detailing the requirements for doing business with the retailer (e.g., the format of an ASN, type Read More...
BPM in the Retail Sector
To remain competitive, retailers must improve costs, differentiate the shopping experience, and ensure effective promotions. Many retailers are asking how to

retailers expanding  Sector To remain competitive, retailers must improve costs, differentiate the shopping experience, and ensure effective promotions. Many retailers are asking how to improve vital business processes while offering customers more. Learn about key trends in the retail sector and how business process management (BPM) can help address challenges across in-store operations, supply chain management (SCM), and multi-channel integration. Read More...
SAP Sets a Unified Vision for HANA in the Cloud
SAP is taking fierce steps towards expanding its cloud presence. Major moves from the German software company are reshaping its approach to a market

retailers expanding  Sets a Unified Vision for HANA in the Cloud SAP is taking fierce steps towards expanding its cloud presence. Major moves from the German software company are reshaping its approach to a market increasingly willing to move to the cloud and an increasing number of big competitors wanting to rule this market. After having acquired Ariba and SuccessFactors, SAP is taking a logical step by taking its flagship offering HANA to the cloud. First, in a recent announcement, SAP revealed its new offering , the Read More...
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