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The Gain and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing
The appeal of global sourcing for many industries is certainly understandable, given the potential lower cost benefits, but without careful elimination of all

retail industry union  private labels in the retail industry (from grocery stores to major apparel stores) is driving even more opportunistic contracting with small and unknown suppliers in remote countries, which requires buyers to really take a chance when ordering from unfamiliar suppliers in the hopes of keeping total landed costs to a minimum. This requires a timing mindset change, given that most issues with domestic suppliers can be resolved right away (or at least within a week, in the worst case scenario).

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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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retail industry union  manufacturers, and distributors, plus retail and food services. Indeed, the stricter new EU regulations make food processors legally bound to have traceability systems, even if their customers do not necessarily require them. This is applicable to the entire supply chain (production, storage, purchasing, quality control, and so forth), and to everything that contributes to food safety (including packaging, closures, seals, bottles, jars, and the like). This is in contrast to the former requirement of Read More

A Made2Manage Systems Customer Profile: The Story of Fuserashi International Technology, Inc. (F.I.T.)


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Industry Support in WCM


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retail industry union  Support in WCM If you're looking for web content management systems (WCM), I have some stats that might help you key into the features you'd expect to come standard. Here is how vendors offering web content management systems support the functionality in our model of WCM systems. These stats are based on the averages of 11441 product functionality ratings of the vendors published within our WCM knowledge base. We model WCM systems on a hierarchy of functionality within the following categories. Read More

New Possibilities In Retail Technologies for Small to Mid-Size Retailers: Leveraging Total Retail Solutions Based on Collective Retail Intelligence


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retail industry union  Upon Collective Retail Intelligence Retail technology providers can best serve businesses by offering flexible and open solutions that integrate backwards and also guide retailers towards industry data standards for ease of growth and integration going forwards. Microsoft SQL Server platform is best able to support retailers of all sizes. More precisely, it's best able to support volumes of data that are all sizes, for the size of a retailer isn't necessarily proportional to the volume of data it chooses Read More

IFS Applications (version 8.0) for ERP for the Mining Industry Certification Report


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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 6, 2012


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