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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

strategic sourcing manager  Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing , and The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels . As noted at the end of The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels , the “inconvenient truth” of retailers' reality is that there is still a bevy of diverse (yet highly interdependent) tasks that require spreadsheets or other rudimentary personal computer (PC)-based tools, if not still needing to be performed manually. These tasks include product specification, design briefs, product quote

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and “keep the weight off.” Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.

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