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The Fragile Consumer Packaged Goods Market and Private Label Products
The drive towards private labels has many impacts on the industry. A consumer packaged goods manufacturer's business strategy must recognize this and deal with

top consumer goods  to get into the top two or three brands in the category? The Private Label Opportunity However, for some manufacturers, providing private label products represents a major opportunity. The competition to provide these private label products is primarily driven by price and customer service. The Grocery Manufacturers Association ( GMA ) tells us that, at the retail level, the average CPG private label products are priced 27 percent lower than the average branded products. Retailers also experience higher m

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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