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Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues
Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors supplying major supermarket retailers share many common business challenges. The customers—powerful and

retail industry dictionary  supplier's performance dwindles, the retail chain might suspend the order call-offs and switch to another supplier for a month or two. There are no guarantees: the major food retailers have all the power, so it is essential to establish a supply operation to support the right the first time, every time guiding principle. Most food and beverage manufacturers operate on relatively thin margins, and with the added overhead of retailer and regulatory compliance, the need to minimize rework becomes Read More...
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Beware of Legacy Data - It Can Be Lethal
Legacy data can be lethal to your expensive new application – two case studies and some practical recommendations.

retail industry dictionary  Case: A Retailer This retail company used old mainframe applications for ordering, invoicing, and inventory. Because it was getting extremely difficult to maintain these legacy applications, the company decided to turn to Armature an ERP supplier specializing in integrated solutions for the retail industry. The company was wise enough to migrate gradually to the new system. They didn't want to put their main business processes in danger by a big bang approach. By migrating piece by piece they wanted to Read More...
Outsourcing 101 - A Primer
Outsourcing is a very diverse topic, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. Companies are telling

retail industry dictionary  trucks to company owned retail stores for sale to the public. They were self-insured, did their own taxes, employed their own lawyers, and designed and constructed buildings without assistance from other firms. In short, they outsourced very little. But specialization, especially of services, led to contracting, which eventually led to outsourcing. The first wave of outsourcing began during the boom of the industrial revolution, and fueled the large-scale growth of services such as insurance services, Read More...
Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!
Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both

retail industry dictionary  and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing ). In addition to the inevitable quality, communication, and cultural issues, manufacturing product in such lower cost, remote locations means a sizeable lead time increase, as the goods will need to be transported from the Far East back to the company's warehouse. This in turn means that a planner will have to forecast the demand before placing an order with a remote supplier far away. In the high-tech and electronics world today, it is a common industry fact that Read More...
Programming for Business Analysts? The Promise of Simplified Web Services Implementation and Access
LANSA offers to rejuvenate legacy systems by empowering developers with simplified programming to use Java services.

retail industry dictionary  investments, include creating new retail point of sale (POS) systems linked to central inventory management systems, extending ERP systems with Global Data Synchronization (GDS) capabilities, and enabling wireless access to the central service schedule for field supervisors. Its mission to extend the value of IT infrastructure has provided the company with over 7,000 customers, 300 solution partners, and over 200 employees in 7 countries, and has made IBM , Microsoft , and Oracle its partners. LANSA 2005 Read More...
Construction Industry Solutions Corp.
COINS leads the market in providing enterprise software and industry solutions for our chosen domains: construction and engineering, home building and property

retail industry dictionary  Industry Solutions Corp. COINS leads the market in providing enterprise software and industry solutions for our chosen domains: construction and engineering, home building and property development, and facilities and service management. We are a global company with 50,000 users and more than 30 years' industry experience. Read More...
Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part One: Software Requirements for Retail
Although the retail and wholesale customers have typically invested a low proportion of their total revenues in information technology, retail industry leaders

retail industry dictionary  total revenues in IT, retail industry leaders have begun to demonstrate the ability to achieve market advantage through the effective use of specialized enterprise applications. Thus a requirement for all retailers to increase their investment in IT and adopt best practices has grown. As mentioned earlier, many of these companies have not yet replaced their customized legacy systems with packaged software solutions. As a result, there is substantial opportunity in the retail market and additionally, many Read More...
ERP System for the Metal Industry


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JustEnough for Retail
JustEnough@s solutions, available for cloud or on premises implementations, can help retailers forecast customer demand, plan merchandise and inventory, and

retail industry dictionary  for Retail JustEnough's solutions, available for cloud or on premises implementations, can help retailers forecast customer demand, plan merchandise and inventory, and then execute on those plans. Modules available from JustEnough include Merchandise Financial Planning, Assortment & Space Planning, Price & Markdown Planning, Promotion Management, Allocation and Replenishment. Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 18, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSLoudoun County Sanitation Authority selects SAP ERPIndustry tags: utilities

retail industry dictionary  & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing Exact introduces Exact Macola QuickStart Industry tags: automotive, electronics, consumer goods As part of Exact Macola’s resurgence, the six templates (three for manufacturing and distribution each) will work with Macola On Demand as well as the on-premise version. Exact Americas does not have plans to announce this for other products currently. The templates are the basis for a reduced implementation fee and faster implementation time framework. The Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 9, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSInternational distributor of high-tech metals and alloys selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Trade

retail industry dictionary  stores Industry tags: WFM, Retail The retailer will use Kronos’ Time and Attendance (T&A), forecasting, and workforce scheduling products for 16,000 employees, both FTEs and part-times. The company has been using Kronos T&A for 1,000 employees in its distribution centers since 1997, so this is an extension of Kronos. T&A was largely a manual process prior to selecting Kronos. Scheduling was handled by Rota Manager, New Look’s in-house–developed solution. The other vendors that ran proofs of Read More...
mySAP Supplier Relationship Management for the Automotive Industry
In the automotive industry, purchasing has become a critical business component. Some experts estimate that a 4 percent reduction in sourcing costs can add as

retail industry dictionary  Supplier Relationship Management for the Automotive Industry In the automotive industry, purchasing has become a critical business component. Some experts estimate that a 4 percent reduction in sourcing costs can add as much to profits as a 10 percent increase in sales. With intense global competition putting constant pressure on vehicle prices, many companies see improved sourcing and procurement as key to increasing margins, profits, and competitiveness. Read More...
Demand-driven manufacturing cross-industry brief
The challenges that face the manufacturing industry today are also opportunities. Manufacturing is being revolutionized in its processes, routines, and ways of

retail industry dictionary  driven manufacturing cross-industry brief The challenges that face the manufacturing industry today are also opportunities. Manufacturing is being revolutionized in its processes, routines, and ways of doing business through the growing emergence of order driven production methods. This shift towards demand driven manufacturing is emerging in tandem with the larger currents caused by globalization. This cross industry brief focuses on the manufacturing industry from the standpoint of a demand driven Read More...
SAP for Automotive-Sales and Services: Industry Overview
In the automotive industry, companies face an ongoing struggle for market share and constant pressure on margins. To differentiate themselves in this

retail industry dictionary  for Automotive-Sales and Services: Industry Overview In the automotive industry, companies face an ongoing struggle for market share and constant pressure on margins. To differentiate themselves in this competitive environment, many companies focus on sales and service operations, which are key to providing a high-quality customer experience. With that in mind, companies must automate processes and leverage integrated information to increase efficiency throughout the value chain. Read More...
Retail TouchPoints
Retail TouchPoints is an online publishing network for retail executives. The publication produces white papers, webinars, custom research, and lead generation.

retail industry dictionary  TouchPoints Retail TouchPoints is an online publishing network for retail executives. The publication produces white papers, webinars, custom research, and lead generation. Read More...

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