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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

vertical retailers  supply chain. Conversely, leading vertical retailers have multiple supply chains, based on a combination of factors such as service levels required, type of demand (e.g., basic products should never be out of stock), and display. By having a variety of tailored supply chains, retailers that Act Vertical can actually reduce supply chain costs by streamlining the flow of goods. KSA points out one unnamed multibillion-dollar retailer that expects to boost earnings by US$40 million annually and generate more

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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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 operational cost reductions, increased entry barriers to competitors, and expansion of core competencies. Vertical integration strategies are a key consideration for organizations looking to expand and control more of the supply chain. For

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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1


In over a decade of covering the enterprise application space, I’ve repeatedly lauded and advised vertical focus (i.e., someone’s proven expertise in some particular industry and market segment), but not that much vertical integration per se. My beliefs were recently confirmed by what I learned while pursuing my APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) title. Namely, Module One of the

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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for the 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. Retailers such as PetSmart Inc.

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Zooming into the Clothing Retailer Conundrum


If retailers in the vertical market of fashion apparel do not constantly refresh their presentation and assortment for consumers, they run the risk of being overtaken by their competition, regardless of how competitively they source and deliver.

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Retailers, Consumers, and the Recession: Weathering the Storm


The latest economic crisis has retailers of all sizes closing their doors. On the flip side, consumers are tightening their pocketbooks due to layoffs and lack of brand trust. So, how are retailers and consumers weathering the storm?

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No One Said Sourcing Overseas Would Be Easy


The many challenges and risks that retailers face when sourcing globally could be mitigated with the right software tools. Yet the sad fact is that few information technology systems fully support the complexities and unique requirements of global trade.

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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.

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How to Make Life Interesting after Growing 30,700%


Vertical market maker Chemdex is reinventing itself as a B2B incubator. The purpose? More vertical marketplaces.

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ezONE Smart Enterprise Suites and vertical application suites including RFID


The company’s flagship product is the ezONE Smart Enterprise Suites (ezONE SES). The ezONE product series consists of the core platform, based on J2EE (Java EE), and several vertical application suites. The core platform is scalable and provides the integration infrastructure for the ‘ez’ vertical application suites. The vertical suites consist of six main modules, which can work together, or separately. The ezCMS is a content management system that offers integrated search and categorization of data, as well as workflow capabilities, while ezBI is a group of business intelligence components that helps organizations to integrate, analyze, and disseminate critical business information. Tsinghua Tongfang’s radio frequency identification (RFID), which aid in storing and remotely retrieving data, is used in the ezDCS (Digital Campus Suite) and the ezEAM (Enterprise Asset Management) suites.  

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Manhattan Associates and Kronos Join Forces for Omni-channel Retail Experience


At the NRF BIG Retail Show 2013, a new relationship was announced between Kronos and Manhattan Associates to help retailers profitably integrate their physical stores into their digital selling strategy. The idea is to allow retailers to increase customer satisfaction and drive sales by freeing up trapped inventory in the store and elsewhere in the upstream supply chain, while managing labor costs

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