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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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PLM Trends Impacting the Retail, Footwear, and Apparel (RFA), and Consumer Products Industries


In today’s challenging economic environment, forward-thinking companies are looking at technology solutions that can help them weather the economic storm, and deliver long-term performance benefits. Discover four key trends that are relevant to today’s economic situation, and learn how leading retailers and brands are embracing product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions to enhance bottom-line efficiency.

global consumer products  Trends Impacting the Retail, Footwear, and Apparel (RFA), and Consumer Products Industries In today’s challenging economic environment, forward-thinking companies are looking at technology solutions that can help them weather the economic storm, and deliver long-term performance benefits. Discover four key trends that are relevant to today’s economic situation, and learn how leading retailers and brands are embracing product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions to enhance bottom-line efficiency. Read More

The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers


While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to understanding how lean will affect their business processes. Those who are eager to begin the lean journey, however, must learn how to prioritize the metrics that matter, and frequently measure them in order to monitor the effectiveness of the program. Discover why it works.

global consumer products  and competition becomes more global, companies seeking significant performance improvements have begun to look more and more to technology and automation (Figure 3). ERP, Custom/Homegrown applications and spreadsheets represent the lion''s share of technology applied to Lean today, with specialty applications for specific functionality such as e-Kanban beginning to grow in adoption rates. Best in Class performance today however requires continued adoption through specialized ERP or Supply Chain functions. Read More

The Gain and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing


The appeal of global sourcing for many industries is certainly understandable, given the potential lower cost benefits, but without careful elimination of all the hidden challenges, the entire process may turn out to be only a costly "siren song" adventure.

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Navigating Global Trade Waters


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MEDEX Global Group


The company had been using a homegrown software system that was limited in functionality and flexibility and hindered productivity for users company-wide. Joyce McNemar, chief technology officer for MEDEX, formed a multi-departmental task force that, after eight months of detailed evaluation, chose Epicor’s Clientele CRM.NET software over two other vendors. "Clientele offers MEDEX a very competitively-priced system that can be customized to our unique business requirements," said McNemar.

global consumer products  Global Group The company had been using a homegrown software system that was limited in functionality and flexibility and hindered productivity for users company-wide. Joyce McNemar, chief technology officer for MEDEX, formed a multi-departmental task force that, after eight months of detailed evaluation, chose Epicor’s Clientele CRM.NET software over two other vendors. Clientele offers MEDEX a very competitively-priced system that can be customized to our unique business requirements, said Read More

Creating a Global Presence


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Global Integrated Solutions


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