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The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes
The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively

product sourcing agent  feel for how much product the firm will be sourcing of a given style so that it can review capacity constraints. The next step is to use the software tools to break style data down by more variables in preparation for placing the purchase or production order. For instance, the software could provide suppliers with answers to questions such as the following: How much does the retailer want to order by color and by size? What is the final pricing? What is the final time-and-action calendar? More and more,

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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