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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

vertically integrated retailers  has moved to act vertically as well, jumping into the retailing business in 2001. Today the retail part of Apple 's business is substantial: over US$4 billion, or 17 percent of the company’s total revenue. But we will revisit these two (and several more) buoyant retailers later. Vertical Integration Going Passé   While some form of vertical integration still persists in some companies (e.g., wireless phone companies may still purchase [although not manufacture] the phones, stock them at retail

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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