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What Are the Real Benefits of Vertical Integration in a Retail Supply Chain?
This year I was invited to SCOPE East, a peer led conference focusing on supply chain issues from strategic, tactical, and operational points of views. At this

one source tactical  marketing, or retailing. Every one of these processes is managed by the organization when a vertical strategy is used. It is critical for a retail business to have a vertically integrated strategy with competitive pricing. Vertical integration is not a new concept or strategy. Surely many companies are thinking about it from economical and competitive points, but in the presentation I attended few key benefits were discussed with reference to cost and customer service by Joe Shearn, VP of distribution at

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one source tactical  in other software areas—that one of the most difficult tasks of all is to put theory into practice. Business theories are usually not set in stone and need to be adjusted to reality, or modified to suit specific cases. This is particularly difficult in the measurement of service performance because of the many considerations to be taken into account that involve both quantitative and qualitative criteria. While conducting research to help a customer with a performance management project, I came across a Read More

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one source tactical  in conducting selections, where one can conduct a number of simulations by tailoring criteria, varying weights and/or factor ratings. There was the intent to give some very generic, high-level idea of vendors' standings though. Through our own research activities, client interviews and surveys, our ERP selection engagements, interactions with our counterparts and vendors, we have rated vendors at a high level across the critical ERP selection criteria. You will appreciate the fact that it is very difficul Read More

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