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Case Study: Big Lots
Big Lots, the largest closeout retailer in the United States (US), needed a way to manage vendors, and get its products to stores as quickly as possible. The

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The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This

managing the global supply chain big lots  checker). DemandTec: All About Managing Consumer Demand With nearly 200 largest retailers and CPG manufacturers as customers and with 330 employees, publicly traded DemandTec is arguably the retail pricing leader. Founded in late 1999 and headquartered in San Mateo, California, in mid-2007 DemandTec began trading on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol DMAN. In fiscal year 2009 the company reported US$75 million in revenues. Today DemandTec offers much more than retail price optimization. The vendor Read More
The Role of ERP in Globalization
Globalizing your market reach presents technology and business challenges to profitable growth. Your supply chain strategy for globalization should include an

managing the global supply chain big lots  they were challenged by managing global, decentralized installations. Both are options. Both present their own set of challenges. One company in the apparel industry began their implementation in September 2003. We began implementing it in all our operating companies outside the U.S. but are now in the midst of defining a global template to use not only in the U.S. but also in our continued global rollout. We plan to support the enterprise from a single instance. We originally chose the solution for its Read More
State of the MES Software Marketplace
Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below

managing the global supply chain big lots  business objectives by better managing their resources and time. Every day, companies search for better ways to maximize the planning processes and plant throughput. While traditional planning and scheduling utilizes a step-by-step process to allocate resources and production capacity, APS introduces capability-based planning and scheduling techniques, which ensure the right resources with the right capabilities are available for production to begin. Furthermore, higher-level functionality is limitless in Read More
Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

managing the global supply chain big lots  be ready to stop managing and start leading. Nan Napier (Nan's Necessity) said it this way: As a business owner, the business trains you to have both a short-term and a long-term focus. I view it as a natural outgrowth of my job. Challenge area: management skills and capabilities New solution thinking: Don't just rely on your accountants for timely financial analysis. Take ownership of the numbers. Succession planning isn't just about your eventual demise. The process can be a powerful catalyst to maki Read More
About Big Data
There may not be a consensus with respect to just how big

managing the global supply chain big lots  are not sufficient for managing large and diverse amounts of data, and traditional business intelligence (BI) applications are not powerful enough to unveil the insights in a proper and timely manner. They need to deploy specific technologies to be able to work with big data. A big data solution provides the technical means to perform operations with high volumes of data in a short period of time, with the ability to treat various types of data from disparate sources. Why the Hype? One of the main Read More
Measuring the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey
As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout

managing the global supply chain big lots  the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout the organization, not just on the manufacturing floor but in accounts payable and other back office processes. This white paper emphasizes the need to focus on strategy deployment. Read More
Manage the Change or Change the Management during an ERP Software Selection: The Change
Change happens all the time—but why are changes in our personal lives similar to those in our professional lives?  There are some major events that occur and

managing the global supply chain big lots  the Change or Change the Management during an ERP Software Selection: The Change Change happens all the time—but why are changes in our personal lives similar to those in our professional lives?  There are some major events that occur and change things forever. For an individual, such a change can be caused by marriage; for a company, by the selection of an ERP system. There is always a way out when relationships stop working (both between people and companies), but it can be painful—and Read More
The Power of Cloud ERP on the Food Processing Plant Floor
For food processing companies, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution offers a clear view of what is happening on the plant floor so they

managing the global supply chain big lots  Power of Cloud ERP on the Food Processing Plant Floor For food processing companies, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution offers a clear view of what is happening on the plant floor so they can track complete genealogies. Real-time data and flexible barcode functions enable efficiencies and productivity improvements. Download this white paper to learn more about the value of using a cloud/software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP system on the food processing plant floor. Read More
The Right Data at the Right Time
Among top-performing companies, nearly half deliver key information to business users when they need it in the moment. Get the details in this infographic from

managing the global supply chain big lots  Right Data at the Right Time Among top-performing companies, nearly half deliver key information to business users when they need it in the moment. Get the details in this infographic from a report titled “Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality” provided by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. Read More
Solving the Brain Drain of the Nuclear Industry
Knowledge management requires a platform that identifies all data associated with business processes@and the people that participate in or have responsibility

managing the global supply chain big lots  the Brain Drain of the Nuclear Industry Knowledge management requires a platform that identifies all data associated with business processes—and the people that participate in or have responsibility for them. A true enterprise information management platform helps capture knowledge: it captures tacit knowledge as workers perform daily tasks and converts it to actionable knowledge items. Learn how knowledge management is vital to the nuclear industry. Read More
The Impact of the New FRCP Amendments on Your Business
With the recent amendments made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), businesses must take a closer look at how they manage their electronic data

managing the global supply chain big lots  Impact of the New FRCP Amendments on Your Business With the recent amendments made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), businesses must take a closer look at how they manage their electronic data. Recent studies have shown that many companies are not prepared for how these changes will affect their business. To improve their governance procedures to meet these new requirements, businesses must invest in technology that can adequately preserve electronic data. Read More
The Innovator’s Toolbox: Empowering the Next Wave of Difference Makers
The need for innovation is gaining prominence on the executive agenda. But, just how do organizations identify the most promising ideas and translate these

managing the global supply chain big lots  Innovator’s Toolbox: Empowering the Next Wave of Difference Makers The need for innovation is gaining prominence on the executive agenda. But, just how do organizations identify the most promising ideas and translate these ideas into successful products? Learn the answer to this question by examining how leading companies empower their innovators with tools and strategies that allow them to leverage ideas and knowledge to develop a steady stream of new and profitable products. Read More

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