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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

retail value chain  take place across the retail supply chain (where many things can go wrong), critical path management—from concept to product delivery—is the cornerstone of Eqos's entire offering. In the realm of project management, the critical path is the set of activities that defines the duration of the entire project activities' network. Since these critical activities have very little float or slack (usually zero), a delay in any critical path activity will delay the entire project. Many retailers are driving

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PLM for the Retail Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail 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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Quick Response Manufacturing: ERP and Value Chain Acceleration


Whatever the reasons for pursuing a lead-time reduction strategy, time compression across all company processes is critical to growth, and in some cases means survival for today's manufacturers. Learn about the complementary nature of enterprise resource planning (ERP), value chain exceleration, and quick response manufacturing (QRM).

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The Retail Industry: Improving Supply Chain Efficiency Through Vendor Compliance - An Andersen Point Of View


The arrival of the new economy has brought significant changes to the existing business landscape. In particular, the retail industry is quickly learning the value of developing strategic working relationships with vendor partners to improve supply chain efficiency.

retail value chain  landscape. In particular, the retail industry is quickly learning the value of developing strategic working relationships with vendor partners to improve supply chain efficiency. Without these collaborative efforts, retailers will have difficulty achieving strategic goals that rely upon the efficient flow of merchandise. Vendor cooperation and compliance are the key drivers that support improvement in productivity flow (e.g. through implementing cross-dock operations) and will ultimately allow retailers Read More

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.

retail value chain  in high-end or luxury retail stores), and integration with shipping capabilities, RedPrairie hopes to provide a unique value proposition for omni-channel commerce owing to complete network visibility to inventory in-transit, and across all warehouses, stores, satellite facilities, and drop-ship vendors. RedPrairie’s solutions can thus eliminate the “black holes” created by lack of inventory position information at certain nodes in the network. This helps to lower overall days-on-hand inventory 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 $2.5 million (USD), and more than 98 percent have fewer than 100 employees. To compete, small businesses need to be innovative, and understand both personalization and value, and how to execute best practices to build success.

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E2open Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS


E2open, a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS Corporation, supplier of extended supply chain management (SCM) solutions for high tech companies.

retail value chain  Gets More High-tech Supply Chain Clout via SERUS E2open , a provider of cloud-based supply chain network connectivity, business process management (BPM), and analytics solutions, recently acquired SERUS Corporation , supplier of extended supply chain management (SCM) solutions for high tech companies. By combining the SERUS technology with the E2open Business Network , E2open hopes to extend its dominance in the high tech supply chain in semiconductor and technology-driven discrete manufacturing Read More

Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency


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Current Trends in Supply Chain Analytics Systems


Supply chain analytics is gaining popularity with organizations, as it is an effective mechanism to monitor and track supply chain performance. And with new technological innovations promising to enhance these tools, businesses can look forward to benefiting more fully from this area of supply chain management.

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The Elusive Goal of Supply Chain Visibility


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Retail Redefined: Investing for Success through 2015


Exclusive new survey findings point to the priorities and investments retailers are planning for over the next 36 months. Forward-looking results unveil the internal goals and external pressures driving retail decision strategies over the long term. This report will help retailers plan and prioritize around emerging trends from now through 2015.

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Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise


Since supply chains, by definition, are about the end-to-end inter-enterprise process, we highlight the growing importance of looking outside your four walls when thinking about supply chain performance management. If you are overwhelmed by the number of supply chain measures you are tracking, it’s better to focus your energies on a few that can have a significant impact.

retail value chain  end-to-end perspective. In the manufacturer-retailer tug-of-war, some brand manufacturers have successfully used their market intelligence to take over the category management responsibility from the retailer. While this approach has its critics, there is no denying the advantage for these category captains (like Whirlpool at Best Buy, or Colgate at Carrefour) who have earned this right through a relentless focus on understanding the end consumer needs. In many cases, implementing the right policies and Read More

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