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Challenging the Competition: Mega-mergers and Supply Chain Technology
In theory, the Kmart-Sears merger could produce a new layer of competition to mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart. However, it needs more than just size to be

sears  Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KMRT) and Sears , Roebuck and Co . (NASDAQ:S) signed a definitive agreement to merge. Following suit, Federated Department Stores , Inc. (NYSE:FD) and The May Department Stores Company (NYSE:MAY) announced February that they also entered into a merger agreement. Part Two of the Retailers Join Forces for a Make or Break Attempt Their Competitive Landscape series. On paper and in terms of numbers, these acquisitions look like idyllic marriages of convenience—they will,

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i2 Third Quarter Results Are The Usual Story


i2 Technologies completes another stellar quarter. Does success ever become boring?

sears  Corporation, Allied Worldwide, and Sears. i2 also announced i2 TradeMatrix 5.0, the latest release of its marketplace platform and solution suite. TradeMatrix 5.0 encompasses solutions, content and a multi-enterprise platform that i2 believes will take companies beyond the first-generation bid/ask marketplace model prevalent today, to a second-generation model that enables e-marketplaces to model, plan and transact across all participants in a value chain. Market Impact i2 has cleverly chosen to 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 multichannel retailers of today had to either build a complete set of the services in-house or outsource some or all of them.

sears  have also bought Although Sears , Roebuck and Co (soon to be merged with Kmart ) did not reportedly sell anything on-line until 1997, with only one product category until 1999, the company's strategy, from the beginning of the Internet revolution, was to at least maintain one face to the customer. It did not want to create a rift between the on-line and the off-line Sears. Sears lets products bought on-line be picked up and returned to its stores; customers can schedule service visits to the stores Read More

Merging Disparate IT Systems and Exploiting Multichannels


Astute IT strategies should help any company develop a strong competitive advantage whether it be improved time-to-market, better insights about customers behavior and preferences, or to devise a more efficient supply chain. This should be embraced by Sears Holding and Federation/May.

sears  will be indispensable for Sears Holdings , which will be created when Kmart Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KMRT) and Sears , Roebuck and Co . (NASDAQ:S) complete their merger. Yet, so far, neither merging party has been a dominant force in any retail segment and neither are they known for their respective IT or supply chain management (SCM) proficiency. They have only had sporadic investments in some applications with less than limited success (to put it mildly). An astute IT strategy should help any Read More

Retailers Join Forces for a "Make or Break" Attempt in Their Competitive Landscape


Today's competitive retail landscape has lead to mega-mergers between some of the oldest retailers in the US: Kmart and Sears. Before the technical issues of merging disparate supply chain systems can be addressed, these giants first had had to get their business "housekeeping" in order.

sears  agreement to form the Sears Holdings Corporation. What is interesting, is not that Sears Holdings will become the US' third largest retailer, with approximately $55 billion in annual revenues, 2,350 full-line and off-mall stores, and 1,100 specialty retail stores. It is how they will merge two disparate information technology departments and supply chains. Part One of the Retailers Join Forces for a Make or Break Attempt Their Competitive Landscape series. The issue isn't that they offer diametrically Read More

A Unique Product Lifecycle Management Tool for Private Label Retail


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sears  Sainsbury s, Safeway , Sears , CVS , Metro Group , Walgreens , Albertsons , Tesco , Carrefour , Kingfisher , Kroger , Colesmyer , SCA , and Groupe Casino . The consolidated solution suite offers global sourcing and procurement, global supply chain collaboration, global data synchronization, and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions to the retail industry via a subscription-based platform. Specific capabilities include Global sourcing On-line auctions Integrated sourcing Consortium buying Trading Read More

Oracle Corporation: Flying High for Being Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of Some


Database and enterprise application vendor Oracle has streamlined itself, overcome the hardships of the past and seems prepared and eager for the future. We express our view regarding its latest announcements.

sears  formed an alliance with Sears and Carrefour, as well as with Chevron and WalMart subsidiary McLane to create MarketXchange.com - the business-to-business convenience store and small business retailer network. In addition to this, Oracle claimed it gained significant benefits from the cost cutting initiative that it launched last year and which entailed the company cutting costs and streamlining operations through the internal employment of own e-commerce and CRM products. Ellison, the flamboyant Oracle Read More

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Inovis Delves into PIM by Snatching QRS Part Three: QRS Background


As Inovis and QRS now review the prospects for their combined business, they might acknowledge expecting continued decline in the existing EDI-VAN component of the QRS business, which represents roughly $66 million (USD) in revenues over the past twelve months.

sears  US (e.g., Lowe s , Sears , Best Buy , The Home Depot , etc.), five of the top seven retailers worldwide, ten of the top ten apparel and footwear companies worldwide (e.g., Adidas America , Reebok International , American Eagle Outfitters , etc.), ten of the top twelve department stores in the US (e.g., JC Penney , Neiman Marcus , Nordstrom , Sacks , etc.), and nine of the top ten supermarkets in the US ( Ahold , Albertsons , Kroger , etc.). Yet, in 2003, QRS experienced a decline in revenue from its Read More

Collaborative Sourcing Solution Vendor Leaves No Stone Unturned


By layering across an organization's current infrastructure and building a sourcing system that needs hardly any training, TradeStone users anywhere can sign on and have the system handle all the intricacies of international trade (without ever experiencing its complexities).

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At Last-A Complete (and Successful) RFID Implementation


A radio frequency identification implementation is a major undertaking for any organization—a project with ample risk of failure. This entire series is a step-by-step guide to the process, with this final part including a comprehensive glossary of key terms for better understanding.

sears  outlets like Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, etc. use this form of identification. This label format will become a complimentary technology to be used with RFID for maximum gains. Middleware : Middleware is the interface needed between the interrogator and the existing company databases and information management software. ONS : Object Naming Service ; allows communication with and identification of external trading partners. Passive tags : These are RFID tags activated by the electromagnetic waves of a reader. Read More