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The Channel Management Shuffle
Executives and middle management are constantly faced with determining policy, process, and technology around managing one or multiple channels. What is

retail horror stories  purchased online to the retail store ... only to be told sorry, but we don't stock or accept that item here . And, how many times have you received an invitation in the mail to join a frequent somebody program that you are already a member of? And last, the age old nightmare of trying to get reliable tech support for that laptop or camera we recently purchased only to be put on hold (or bounced around to countless different desks ) for an extended period of time and when we do get a live

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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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Is IoT Changing the Face of Omnichannel Retail?


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Retail Merchandising


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