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The Secret of One Vendor's Success in the Retail Supply Chain
Using the service-oriented architecture concepts of reusability and standards-based interoperability, and based on extensive experience with legacy systems and

manage your entire supply chain soa  retailers to more effectively manage trading relationships, improve their leverage for supplier negotiation, deliver increased margins, reduce markdowns, and identify additional global sourcing opportunities. The Eqos Global Sourcing & PLM Suite Since retailers operate in a global market, keeping track of sourced products at all the stages of their life cycles is a key concern. Eqos's Global Sourcing & PLM solution supports the entire sourcing process, from product concept definition to store delivery

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. In this article, TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic describes how the company has positioned itself through its acquisitions, outlook, and integration initiatives to be able to fulfill its “Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere” philosophy.

manage your entire supply chain soa  all-channel commerce solutions to manage this “Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere” environment. Accordingly, as a logical extension of its supply chain and store operations suite, RedPrairie acquired Escalate Retail in early 2011. RedPrairie now uses the tagline “Commerce in Motion” to represent this expanded vision and offering. RedPrairie is thus further expanding its Retail platform by incorporating the aforementioned acquired assets through a phased approach, putting it in a position to offer Read More

Master Data Management: Extracting Value from Your Most Important Intangible Asset


In a 2006 SAP survey, 93 percent of respondents experienced data management issues during their most recent projects. The problem: many organizations believe that they are using master data, when in fact what they are relying on is data that is dispersed throughout the enterprise. Discover the importance of master data and how the ideal master data management (MDM) solution can help your business get it under control.

manage your entire supply chain soa  taxpayers. These organizations must manage master data effectively, while minimizing the time and effort required to do so. Large establishments like these often have the most to gain by developing world-class master data management capabilities. Range of Uses The more systems, functions, and business units that use customer, product, employee, and supplier data, the more value an MDM solution can have. For example, a manufacturer might use product data concurrently to feed into printed catalogs, CDs, a Read More

How Does Your ERP System Architecture Address Change?


In today’s competitive market, businesses are living in a constant state of change—especially in the services sector, which has to contend with a more fluid “people resource” factor. Yet most installed ERP solutions are falling short. Why are nearly half of all businesses essentially blowing their annual ERP budgets to support change? And what are software vendors doing about it? Find out now, in TEC’s 2008 Market Comparison Report.

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Is Your Warehouse Ready for the Upswing?


Supply chain management is a long-term strategy. The centerpiece for supply chain execution—the warehouse management system (WMS)—is an excellent place to start preparing your business for the return of the bull market. Discover how a well-tuned WMS can help your business reduce labor costs, improve inventory management, attain more accurate shipments, improve space allocation, and increase customer satisfaction.

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Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed


Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. ChainLink Research’s new 3D approach provides a useful framework for evaluating supply chain solutions.

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Finding Time for Yourself, Your Family, and Your PDA


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Talent Management for Small and Medium-size Businesses: Steer Your Business to Handle Change by Creating the Right Road Map for Your Talent Journey


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TAKE Supply Chain


TAKE Supply Chain, a division of TAKE Solutions, Inc., offers flexible, accessible, and mobile supply chain software solutions that deliver increased accuracy, visibility, and responsiveness inside an organization's four walls and with trading partners across the globe. TAKE software solutions offer a high level of configurability, integration, and deployment options. This helps to significantly reduce the historical compromises between time to value, total cost of ownership, and optimal supply chain functionality. TAKE offers robust supply chain collaboration and data collection solutions that leverage existing and emerging technology such as the cloud, mobility-enabled transactions, and business-configured instant communications with attachments and audit history to support the increased challenges of expanding global supplier networks. TAKE Supply Chain provides midmarket companies with software and consulting services focused on delivering rapid return on investment (ROI) from their supply chain operations. 

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