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Retail Systems: A Primer
The core components of a retail information system are inventory management, inventory optimization, revenue management, sales management, and reports and

retail terms  of the type of retail business, all retailers have some business processes in common. Without exception, inventory management, inventory optimization, revenue management, sales management, and reports and inquiries comprise the core components of an MMS, while financial, SCM, ERP, CRM, and WMS are typically non-core areas. Companies that are purchasing an MMS will require all of the core components. The need for non-core components, on the other hand, should be evaluated on a business by business basis. T

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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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