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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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Microsoft’s Latest Acquisitions: Who Benefits?


Microsoft recently acquired four vertical solutions that target process manufacturing (Fullscope Inc.), professional services (Computer Generated Solutions Inc.), and retail industries (To-Increase and LS Retail ehf).  These acquisitions are no different from any other software industry vendor acquisition, as each player in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) space is trying to expand its

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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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TEC Launches Merchandising Systems Evaluation Center to Help Retailers Select Software


Impartial software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) launches its Merchandising Systems Evaluation Center to help companies select the software solutions they require for their specific business requirements.

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JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry -- Part Five: Analysis of Market Impact


Given the competition for retail customers and wholesale orders is intense, retailers, including software vendors, must be able to meet consumer demand quickly, accurately and at the most competitive price. Despite its failed QRS acquisition, which promised to expand JDA's retail demand chain optimization applications, JDA Portfolio may be able to help retailers if it can overcome the challenges of servicing a fragmented sector and withstand the increasing competition.

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Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After


Lawson Software, almost two years since a successful IPO amid adverse conditions at the time, has had its share of difficulties while rounding up its vertical offerings via a slew of focused appetizing acquisitions. While the last two quarters have seen license revenue revive and profits, certain ongoing challenges will have to be overcome so that Lawson can see again its best days of a few years ago.

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Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues


Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors supplying major supermarket retailers share many common business challenges. The customers—powerful and demanding supermarkets and retail chains—want products manufactured "to order," with lead times measured in hours rather than days or weeks.

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Junction Solutions (and Microsoft Dynamics AX) Selected for Dairy-specific Functionality


Sharp vertical functionality and expertise continue to be order winners in the enterprise software market, time and again. Junction Solutions, a provider of vertical market-specific on-premise and on-demand software applications and services, has announced that Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., a food and beverage cooperative, will implement JunctionFB and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to support

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Combating Showrooming: How Retailers Can Use Mobile to Enhance the Shopper Experience


For retailers, current technology advancement means increased in-store and online competition, readily available product information and reviews, and increased purchase decisions. Consumers have much more information at their fingertips while in a brick-and-mortar store. The rise of the mobile shopper has brought showrooming into a new age.

This white paper outlines some factors a smart shopper is looking for and how a retailer can adapt to changes in shopping behavior to make the most of showrooming activities.

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