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Going Vertical? Know the True Capabilities of Your Software
Vertical integration occurs when two companies in different parts of the supply chain merge to capture a larger share of the market. Such mergers often lead to

shoe manufacturer  For example, consider a shoe manufacturer that merges with (or acquires) a chain of shoe retailers in order to minimize its own costs and adversely affect its competitor’s costs. A more recent example is Microsoft’s foray into the tablet market , with the hopes of dampening Apple’s current stronghold. Software capabilities, among other things, need to be reassessed whenever any type of merger takes place.  Vertical mergers specifically pose a number of challenges owing to widely different

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Reconnecting with a Tried-and-True Manufacturing ERP Vendor


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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.

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