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Tuesday Sep 11, 2012 -- Published alternate Tuesdays twice monthly. Next issue Sep 25

THE RETAIL AND CONSUMER ISSUE


Omni-Channel Inventory: Getting the Big Picture

By Bill McBeath Tuesday September 11, 2012
Retailers want to provide a great omni-channel experience. This requires a foundation of precise, real-time inventory visibility all the way from the supplier to the end consumer and everywhere in between.
[ Read: Omni-Channel Inventory: Getting the Big Picture ]
Demanding Models - Demand Customers
By Ann Grackin Tuesday September 11, 2012
Forecasting departments need to keep up with innovative opportunities to improve Demand performance. [ Read: Demanding Models - Demand Customers ]

Pricing - It's Only a Game
By Ann Grackin Tuesday September 11, 2012
Gamification for Consumer Pricing? Tradition and pioneering approaches that work.
[ Read: Pricing - It's Only a Game ]

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Technology
Plex Systems
Cloud-based ERP for Manufacturing.
Tuesday September 11, 2012   -   Read: Plex Systems

Keeping Track of the Trades - Data Harmonizing and Integration Companies’ M&As
The acquisition trail in B2B leads to a more integrated footprint through mergers and acquisitions: EMANIO/DiCentral; Liaison and Hubspan; Cleo; 1Sync and SA2 make 1WorldSync.
Tuesday September 11, 2012   -   Read: Data Harmonizing and Integration Companies’ M&As

Extra-Sensory Perception for Retailers and Manufacturers
How can retailers and CPG manufacturers read the minds of their fickle consumers? There are new ways available, beyond the traditional focus group or statistical forecast tools.
Tuesday September 11, 2012   -   Read: Extra-Sensory Perception for Retailers and Manufacturers
Supply Chain News
GS1 and VICS Merger--Why it Matters
Standards groups merge--who cares? Anyone who wants to understand the seat of supply chain power. Tuesday September 11, 2012   -   Read: GS1 and VICS Merger--Why it Matters

Supply Chain Christmas, or Any Holiday Checklist
With US port shipments up 8.5% in September, the holiday season is upon us.
Are you ready?
Read: Supply Chain Christmas, or Any Holiday Checklist


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