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Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

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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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cost estimates cost cutting  ago. In addition, Oracle's costs are falling, as the company carries out efforts to cut $1 billion in annual expenses by using its own Internet-based business applications. The company said pre-tax profit margins improved by 5.5 percentage points, largely because of the cost-cutting campaign. Oracle's positive earnings surprise continues a pattern in which the company routinely disappoints or pleases investors with its financial results, sending its stock price gyrating wildly. Analysts had predicted Read More

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cost estimates cost cutting  the burden of inventory cost onto the suppliers. Vendor-owned inventory (VOI) entails a raising of invoice on retailers subsequent to the actual sale of the merchandise. Whenever an item is checked out at the POS counter, the item gets automatically invoiced to the retailer. Lean retailing adds to a retailer's profitability and enables a quick shift in merchandizing policies based on changing consumer perceptions. Retail purchase order generation by vendors This is the acme of the retailer-vendor Read More

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