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    Report Vendor Landscape: Retail Planning Systems 2017

    August 4, 2017 | George Lawrie

    Digital disruption has forced retailers to address new competitors, newly empowered customers, and an increased range of merchandise. Merchants have reached the limit of retail planning by instinct...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Integrated Business Planning

    If You're Relying On Spreadsheets For Forecasting And Planning, It's Time To Evaluate New Options
    September 14, 2016 | Phoenix Zhang

    If your organization's primary supply chain planning tool is a spreadsheet, it's time to take a look at integrated business planning (IBP). You're likely suffering from a syndrome called "death by...

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    Report The Path To A New Supply Chain Management Software

    May 10, 2016 | Phoenix Zhang

    As your customers' expectations increase, you must improve the capabilities of your supply chain. Forrester speaks to far too many buyers who are cobbling together outdated technologies and Excel...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Retail And CPG Collaboration Platforms

    Collaborate On Insight And Actions For Joint Success
    May 5, 2016 | George Lawrie

    Retailers and consumer brands spend heavily on business-to-business (B2B) messaging to coordinate their efforts to serve markets. But their messaging is often too slow and error-prone to compete...

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    Report Brief: Revive Retail With Demand Management, Sales And Operations Planning

    Reduce The Barriers To Great Customer Experience With Synchronized Operations
    April 22, 2016 | George Lawrie

    Today's retailers carry a more complex range of merchandise. They serve customers through multiple channels, and their suppliers offer more promotions and merchandise, raising the stakes on...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report TechRadar™: Logistics Applications, Q1 2015

    Logistics Applications Deliver Merchandise Availability And Lead-Time Transparency For Compelling Customer Experience
    February 20, 2015 | George Lawrie

    In the age of the customer, merchandise availability and lead time are critical differentiating elements of the customer experience. Existing and new technologies provide both the threat and...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Retail Planning Solutions, Q2 2014

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    April 8, 2014 | George Lawrie

    Retailers' profitability has always depended on the ability to turn inventory fast, since inventory is the principal asset on their balance sheets. Nothing influences inventory turn as much as...

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    Report Retool Your Retail Applications To Thrive On Digital Disruption

    Use Advanced Merchandising And Planning To Steer A New Course
    September 5, 2013 | George Lawrie

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals in retail must contend with established categories of packaged apps for store operations, eCommerce, supply chain, and loyalty. But most...

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    Report Industry Essential: Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

    December 28, 2009 | George Lawrie

    The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry generates revenues of more than $2 trillion annually in the US alone, and the value of global brands is truly daunting with Coca-Cola estimated to have a...

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    Report Retail Technology Self-Assessment Workbook

    July 22, 2009 | George Lawrie

    The Retail Technology Self-Assessment workbook can be used to evaluate retailers' strengths and weaknesses across a set of retail-centric technologies, processes, and capabilities. Retail IT...

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    Report Retail Technology Investment Priorities

    Which Technologies Should CIOs Drive To Generate Quick Returns For Shareholders?
    April 1, 2009 | George Lawrie

    With the global economy amid financial meltdown, retail CIOs face complex IT choices. Should they continue process improvement initiatives, upgrade their best-of-breed portfolio, or implement a...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Planning Your Merchandising Makeover

    Merchandising Planning Initiatives Put Consumer Service At The Center Of Retail Planning Processes
    February 3, 2009 | George Lawrie

    Retailers face an uncertain future with merchandising processes, the key factor in their differentiation, in some disarray. Over the next three years, a minority already plans a massive overhaul...

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    Report Use Master Scheduling To Drive Service Levels

    How Consumer Goods Value Chains Can Retain Customers Through A Recession
    January 28, 2009 | George Lawrie

    Empty shelves are a significant threat to brands and retailers as the economy sinks into a recession, and consumers may be tempted to buy cheaper merchandise or shop elsewhere. Yet, service levels...

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    Report Case Study: C&S Wholesale Adopts Collaborative Demand Forecasting

    January 21, 2009 | George Lawrie

    C&S Wholesale Grocers, the second-largest food wholesaler in North America, faced serious problems in servicing supermarket demand in more than 2 million item location combinations. Drowning in a...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Consumer Centricity IT Road Map

    Plan For Process Overhaul And Data Management Redesign
    October 31, 2008 | George Lawrie

    Consumer-facing firms like retailers and banks agree that they must offer merchandise and services that are much more in tune with their customers' needs. To do this, they must pay rigorous...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Forrester TechRadar™: The Extended Supply Chain Application Ecosystem, Q2 2008

    Wireless Fleets Forge Ahead; Global Trade Management Goes Mainstream
    April 15, 2008 | Patrick M. Connaughton

    Skyrocketing oil prices, pressure from low-cost competitors and ever-changing, complicated global trade regulations are enough to make even veteran supply leaders want to hide their heads in the...

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    Report Improving Retail Promotion Execution

    December 19, 2007 | George Lawrie

    Retailers continue to struggle with promotion execution and face hefty financial consequences, including skyrocketing administrative costs, misspent funds, and sales cannibalization. To help, an...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Case Study: Miquel Masters Demand Management Implementation

    December 12, 2007 | George Lawrie

    To implement demand management effectively, firms must not only forecast demand but also fine-tune and shape demand across hundreds of interrelated items with appropriate pricing, markdowns, and...

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    Report Case Study: Just Group Implements Transparent Allocation And Replenishment

    October 16, 2007 | George Lawrie

    Retailers can use demand management to maintain a lead even in fragmented markets with limited barriers to entry. We spoke with Just Group leaders to find out how judicious use of demand profiling,...

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    Report Case Study: A North American Grocery Chain Adopts Transparent Allocation And Replenishment

    October 16, 2007 | George Lawrie

    A leading grocery chain used physical reorganization, reassignment of responsibility for inventory, and a deeper understanding of the relationship between service levels and inventory to tackle...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Case Study: ConAgra Sales Operations And Inventory Planning

    September 13, 2007 | George Lawrie

    Mastering demand management requires forecasting improvements and the data and tools to determine how best to build inventory for future consumption. ConAgra Food's demand management process...

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    Report Best Practices: Demand Management

    September 13, 2007 | George Lawrie

    Retailers and consumer goods manufacturers with more complex and extended supply chains, more sophisticated market segmentation, and highly empowered consumers face daunting challenges to elegantly...

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