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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Drop-Shipping-Internet Retailers' "Little Helper"?


Relying on drop-shipping (sometimes called "virtual inventory") is neither as easy nor as profitable as it may appear to be. Nothing has hurt the adoption of multichannel shopping more than orders which are delayed—or even cancelled—because of stock-outs.

merchant wholesalers  handling charge to the merchant for returned items. Therefore, in case of too many returns, retailers have to be careful to make sure that at the end of the day, they are not losing money on the pick, pack, and ship element. Furthermore, there is a concern that companies that use drop-shipping risk relinquishing control over when and how an item is shipped, especially if the arrangements still revolve around pedestrian faxing and phoning communication methods. This translates to many possible customer Read More

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With its new business model, JDA plans to build upon the broadening collective JDA Portfolio product lines to enable its customers to achieve a new level of operational excellence.

merchant wholesalers  with the art of merchant savvy and intuition, the JDA Intellect suite enables companies to better execute several competitive and data-intensive practices. In addition to showing the latest capabilities in Seasonal Profiling by Intellect , Channel Clustering by Intellect , and Demand Planning by Intellect , at the conference, JDA debuted Size Scaling by Intellect , which delivers an automated, more cost effective process to determine the most profitable sizes on a store-by-store basis. JDA Intellect is a Read More

A Drop-ship Enablement Pioneer Leads the Way


By providing a single plug-and-play connection to multiple trading partners, CommerceHub strives to enable basically any retailer to electronically integrate with its suppliers, regardless of the idiosyncratic systems and capabilities that might exist among them.

merchant wholesalers  manufacturers for prospective online merchant clients (whose search on their own could be futile and frustrating, given that competitor merchants typically guard the identity of their wholesalers as proprietary secrets). Commerce Hub has a community of about 2,500 merchants, vendors, and products, and a new merchant customer can chose from such well-known brands as Titleist , AT&T , GE , Samsung , Nintendo , Wilson , Sony , Black & Decker , Canon , Microsoft , HP , Seiko , and the like. This is yet Read More

Improving and Expanding: The Road Ahead for a Drop-ship Facilitator


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merchant wholesalers  such as payment gateway, merchant account, fraud screening, and business payment services. Thus, some other, better rounded players might provide a better fit with their offerings, especially in light of some traditional connectivity providers like Sterling Commerce , Inovis , General Exchange Services ( GXS ), and SPS Commerce recently acquiring value-adding applications along those lines. Also, traditional brick and mortar retail stores still rely on store clerks and managers to support customers, Read More

“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 particular industry and market segment), but not that much vertical integration per se. My beliefs were recently confirmed by what I learned while pursuing my APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) title. Namely, Module One of the

merchant wholesalers  away from being a merchant of Levi’s jeans into a retailer that would sell only one brand of a broader line of products: its own. Over the next 20 years (1983 to 2003), Gap’s revenue soared more than 30-fold to nearly US$16 billion, before flattening out the last several years. As a peek preview of what will come later in this blog series, retailers that have embraced a modified vertical business model are racing ahead of competitors that have not, or those that are moving slowly to become more Read More

Datamodes


DataModes, Inc. offers integrated data processing solutions that include 30 software modules for accounting, order processing, manufacturing, and equipment service. The software runs on most operating systems, including Windows NT/2000, Novell, LINUX, SCO Unix, and AIX Unix. The systems have been truly multi-user since 1983, allowing hundreds of users to work interactively on the system. Key applications include: Wholesale Distribution (mail order, all types of wholesalers), Equipment Sales & Service (copy machines, computer system, telephone systems, automotive repair), Manufacturing (repetitive and job shop made-to-order), Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food (lot tracking, hazardous materials, batch blending).

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Challenges and Future Plans of a Product Inventory Disposition Vendor


Despite FreeFlow's success at helping organizations regain some margin of profitability for excess inventory, the company still strives for expansion and improvement as a product inventory disposition vendor, with the aim of meeting international environmental regulations down the track.

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B2Big Deal for IBM, Ariba, and i2


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merchant wholesalers  could advise a retail merchant to give more shelf space to Calvin Klein underwear and then advise the manufacturer and its suppliers to adjust their processes and inventory accordingly. At this, the three main speakers assured the audience that they were all wearing Calvin Klein underwear. Market Impact Of course there are other ways available today to achieve the kind of supply chain integration that the alliance promises. The difference is the extraordinary nature of the partnership, involving both Read More

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merchant wholesalers  Kohl’s department store (mass merchant) in the US, Urban Outfitters specialty apparel retail stores, American Eagle Outfitters apparel retail stores, Auchan global food supermarkets, and Boots pharmacy stores. In 2009, TradeStone added a few new alliances to  its partner roster , starting with the  National Retail Federation’s (NRF''s) Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) , whereby TradeStone led the creation of and currently co-chairs the  PLM for Retail Standards Committee . Other Read More

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This article describes the author's experience with the development of the first Yugoslav Internet payment processing system. The system's architecture is very similar to the Three Domain (3D) model that started to emerge later. This success story is worthwhile sharing with a wider audience.

merchant wholesalers  an ATM, selects a merchant (e.g. a phone company), and enters the amount and the payment reference ID (e.g., his/her phone number). Similarly, on the Internet, a card holder can log on the portal of the Internet payment processing company and pay bills. In order to further facilitate the payment process, merchants can, for a fee, keep account balances of their customers in the Internet payment processing system. In such a way, card holders may review their account balances, get a pre-filled payment form, Read More

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In an effort to improve the state of consumer privacy, Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Office of Thrift Supervision, on January last year announced that they have put together joint guidelines to safeguard confidential customer information. The guidelines, that took effect last July, implement section 501(b) of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) initiated by the Senate Banking Committee, and passed into law on November 4, 1999. This announcement had significant implications for online banking institutions.

merchant wholesalers  to make sure their merchant partners are complying with these new regulations. While this undoubtedly increases the workload for online financial institutions, it will also give them leverage to force their merchant partners to comply with standard best-practice information security measures. While most online banks and merchants acknowledge the importance of data security, it is often the last thing taken into consideration when architecting an online payment system. In some cases, an online payment Read More

Multidev Technologies


Since 1997, Multidev Technologies has been helping retailers and wholesalers capitalize on greater efficiency and productivity with its ChainDrive system. Today, leading North American companies spanning numerous verticals are finding help with ChainDrive in streamlining their operations and maximizing their revenue. Proud of its expertise, the company's mission is to establish relationships by helping its customers conquer their existing business challenges using an integrated retail management system. Including custom features, such as retail-centric accounting, an inventory matrix, built-in business intelligence (BI), and interfaces based on the company's exclusive SmartForms technology, ChainDrive can grow with businesses and is supported by professional services and client care teams.

merchant wholesalers  Technologies Since 1997, Multidev Technologies has been helping retailers and wholesalers capitalize on greater efficiency and productivity with its ChainDrive system. Today, leading North American companies spanning numerous verticals are finding help with ChainDrive in streamlining their operations and maximizing their revenue. Proud of its expertise, the company''s mission is to establish relationships by helping its customers conquer their existing business challenges using an integrated retail Read More

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