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Retail Applications Vendor Provides a Solid
As spending on technology by major players is growing at an increasing pace, there are good opportunities for vendors which have been in the market for a while,

grocery and foods  is intended mainly for grocery and supermarket retailing. The aim is for the retailer and the suppliers to undertake joint sales, inventory, and order forecasting exercises. The forecasts should be revised based on actual trends. This not only cuts the cycle time, but also prevents stock-outs and markdowns. Lean retailing Retailers are looking at ways to cut their inventories. The most common facilitator is an accurate demand and sales forecast as well as rapid replenishment. Cutting down inventories is

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Food Safety, Government Regulations, and Brand Protection


Many food companies are investing significant funds in building awareness for their brands in the market, which can pay off amply in competitive, commodity markets. One highly publicized recall, however, can turn an established brand asset into a liability.

grocery and foods  food service operators and grocery retailers will question their credibility and the ability to keep their names out of the media. For retailers and operators, negative press can keep the consumers from the door. It is important to note that major retailers are clearly concerned about food safety. For example, the mock recall requirements from Wal-Mart and Costco exceed the requirements stated in most regulations. For other notes on the food and beverage industry, see Food and Beverage Delights , Food Read More

Food and Beverage "Delights"


Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors have many challenges on their plate, and even industry giants cannot afford to sit back. Given this backdrop, how can small to medium manufacturers cope with the same external pressures with comparatively fewer resources?

grocery and foods  go to the local grocery store or a large supermarket and look at the signs (categories) above the aisles. It is also true that food and beverage companies have a wide variety of channels between their plants and the ultimate consumer. Broadly defined, three markets exist for food manufacturers: The food service market consists of those locations where food is consumed outside the home: restaurants, cafeterias, vending machines, etc. The retail market consists of the food purchased at retailers for Read More

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 demanding supermarkets and retail chains—want products manufactured "to order," with lead times measured in hours rather than days or weeks.

grocery and foods  example, half of Wal-Mart's grocery sales are from store brands. At Kroger, that number is 24 percent, while Safeway reports that 23 percent of its sales are store brands. These products are processed and packaged to precise specifications, and containerized for shipment. A resulting common occurrence is that canned products will be stored as bright stock, meaning they are simply cans without labels. Then, as demand is established, the cans are run through a labeling operation to give them a name brand Read More

Margin Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry


In the food and beverage industry, the channel master makes final volume decisions and mostly controls the unit price, with the manufacturer having limited power to increase or maintain prices. The only real variable the manufacturer does control is cost.

grocery and foods  consumers go to the grocery store, they see items on sale all the time, in addition to coupons in newspapers, magazines and other places. These are called promotions , and are a driving force in the industry. For example, approximately 60 percent of all chocolate candy is sold on promotion. Even for such stable items as rice and peanut butter, approximately 30 percent of volume is sold on promotion. For seasonal items, such as holiday season candy or stuffing mixes, 80 percent of fourth calendar quarter Read More

Informix Goes Vertical With Software Vendor ADRM


Informix has announced a strategic alliance with Applied Data Resource Management (ADRM) to develop industry-specific data models to provide packaged components for business intelligence and e-business analytics.

grocery and foods  Goes Vertical With Software Vendor ADRM Informix Goes Vertical With Software Vendor ADRM M. Reed - June 30, 2000 Event Summary Informix has announced a strategic alliance with Applied Data Resource Management (ADRM) to develop industry-specific data models to provide packaged analytic components for business intelligence and e-business analytics. The alliance was originally discussed with Ardent Software before their merger with Informix. ADRM currently supports over 10 industries with 23 lines of Read More

Appointment Scheduling - Achieving the Positive Ripple Effect Part 1


Accurate appointment scheduling can provide great benefit to all in the supply chain through improvements in efficiency, visibility, resource and capacity utilization, and product flow.

grocery and foods  Apodaca of the Ralph's grocery chain. If our scheduling system goes down and we can't produce schedules, there is chaos. The receiving mode becomes, First Come-First Served'. Marketing begins to receive complaints and phone calls from panicky vendors. Some truck drivers or vendors refuse to even move the loads without acquiring a delivery appointment first. 7. Michael Docherty, Scheduling Receiving , Managing Logistics , Winter 1997 Possible Improvements It is evident that scheduling practices must be Read More

Descartes to Provide Home Delivery Solution for Online Groceries


Turkish online grocery retailer Tazedirekt.com, an Aslanoba G1da company, has selected Descartes Systems Group’s advanced home delivery solution to manage next-day delivery operations for fresh dairy and meat products.

grocery and foods  is a vertically integrated grocery retailer that controls the end-to-end supply chain, from farm to kitchen. By removing intermediaries, it ensures that its meat and dairy products provide the highest quality and the best value for its customers. Descartes' solution enables retailers to profitably offer customers significantly more delivery and value-added service options at the point of order. It also provides greater control over delivery execution, helping to ensure an overall positive delivery Read More

Nutritional Extracts Manufacturer Selects DEACOM ERP


Deacom, Inc. is the producer of DEACOM, an astute enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for process manufacturers with difficult-to-handle requirements. The company has more than 100 customers in specialty chemicals, adhesives, paints @ coatings, food @ beverage, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical markets, and it continues to add customers in those verticals. After recent wins at Quaker Color

grocery and foods  Extracts Manufacturer Selects DEACOM ERP Deacom, Inc. is the producer of DEACOM , an astute enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for process manufacturers with difficult-to-handle requirements. The company has more than 100 customers in specialty chemicals, adhesives, paints & coatings, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical markets, and it continues to add customers in those verticals. After recent  wins at Quaker Color  and  Cloverdale Foods , Research Products Company, Read More

Collaborative Sourcing Solution Vendor Leaves No Stone Unturned


By layering across an organization's current infrastructure and building a sourcing system that needs hardly any training, TradeStone users anywhere can sign on and have the system handle all the intricacies of international trade (without ever experiencing its complexities).

grocery and foods  it had penetrated the grocery and mass merchant segments). QRS had more than 10,000 customers in the retail industry, including the top 10 retailers in the US (for instance, Lowe 's, Sears, Best Buy , The Home Depot, and so on), 5 of the top 7 retailers worldwide, the top 10 apparel and footwear companies worldwide ( Adidas America , Reebok International , American Eagle Outfitters , and the like), 10 of the top 12 department stores in the US (JC Penney, Neiman Marcus , Nordstrom , Saks , and so on), and Read More

ProSight


ProSight offers investment management solutions for government and business. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon (US), ProSight applies the principles of portfolio management to business and technology investments. ProSight customers include the US Army, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), AT&T, DaimlerChrysler, and Hershey Foods.

grocery and foods  ProSight offers investment management solutions for government and business. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon (US), ProSight applies the principles of portfolio management to business and technology investments. ProSight customers include the US Army, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), AT&T, DaimlerChrysler, and Hershey Foods. Read More

Colonial Grocers Selects VAI S2K for Food


Time and again it's been shown that a sharp industry focus can help lesser known and smaller enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors remain relevant amid cutthroat competition. One such smaller vendor is VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a provider of ERP software in IBM’s ecosystem, which recently announced that Colonial Grocers has selected its S2K for Food software to improve inventory

grocery and foods  the largest independent wholesale grocery, tobacco, candy, and beverage distributors in the state, serving more than 3,000 convenience stores and gas stations. After taking an in-depth look at several unnamed ERP solutions, with the help of MCS Business Technologies, Inc. , Colonial Grocers selected VAI S2K for Food. A key order-winning factor was reportedly VAI’s S2K software integration with the myriad technology services with which Colonial Grocers works, including payroll, shipping, credit card Read More

SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 1


In TEC's previous articles and blog posts about pricing management and optimization vendors like Zilliant, Vendavo, DemandTec, Servigistics or Revionics, the main focus was on finished goods (including spare parts). Whether these final products are sold at retail shelves to consumers or dealt directly between trading partners, their proper pricing is meant to create demand and profitability for

grocery and foods  Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 1 In TEC 's previous articles and blog posts about pricing management and optimization vendors like Zilliant , Vendavo , DemandTec , Servigistics   or Revionics , the main focus was on finished goods (including spare parts). Whether these final products are sold at retail shelves to consumers or dealt directly between trading partners, their proper pricing is meant to create demand and profitability for the seller. In other words, Read More