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EXE Technologies Begins Life In The Public Eye
Undaunted by its negative bottom line, EXE resurrected plans for an IPO this year, proceeds of which will be used to fuel its newfound growth.

wholesale 66  needs of retail and wholesale distribution companies while Neptune brought expertise in third party logistics (3PL) to the combination. Dallas Systems' EXceed was offered on IBM mainframe and Unix, while Neptune Systems' solutions were supported on client/server Unix and Windows platforms as well as OS/390. At the completion of the merger, EXE instantly became one of the largest WMS vendors in the supply chain execution market. Its broad range of supported platforms gave EXE the ability to provide WMS

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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wholesale 66  la Michael Hammer the wholesale top-down deconstruction and reconstruction of a process to streamline and optimize it to best serve customer needs. Certainly, operational excellence applies not only to manufacturing but equally to service-based businesses,many of which have adopted the rigorous disciplines of Six Sigma. It is also important in shared services and other internal partnerships.With the rise of the extended enterprise businesses and their networks of interdependent alliances it also applies Read More

Benchmarking ERP in SMB


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wholesale 66  software solutions for the wholesale distribution, manufacturing and retail industries. For additional information on (VAI) Vormittag Associates, Inc.: 120 Cormac Street, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 (800) 824-7776 http://www.vai.net Appendix A: Research Methodology Between July and Septembery 2006, AberdeenGroup with Manufacturing Business Technology examined ERP strategies, usage and implementation of 454 small enterprises in aerospace and defense (A&D), automotive, high-tech, industrial products, Consumer Read More

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wholesale 66  potential channel conflict restricts wholesale and retail options. Companies may sometimes resort to ineffective, high-overhead marketing promotions to move this inventory, but more often than not, significant quantities remain in the warehouse until eventually the product is rendered obsolete. Then it is eventually liquidated for several pennies on the dollar. While such marketing programs as promotions and rebates may move some excess inventory, profitability analysis reflects not only the margin Read More

The Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain


The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013.

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G.O.L.D.


Symphony EYC provides a range of software solutions for retail and wholesale: master data management, merchandising and assortments, in-store operations, forecasting and replenishment, logistics and distribution, and supplier and consumer management, all supported by a traceability backbone. These solutions are aimed at a range of organisations, sales channels, and products. Symphony EYC also provides logistics solutions for warehouse management, warehouse voice operations, slotting optimisation, services invoicing, capacity planning, replenishment optimisation, and network logistics.

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Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution?


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