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Four Easy Steps to Improve Your Freight Audit & Bill Payment Provider Selection Process

By | on Sep 22, 2021 |   Transportation

Entrusting a freight audit and bill payment to a third party is a decision that should not be taken lightly. In an industry that has seen fraud, embezzlement, bankruptcy and lawsuits, it can be a daun[...]

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The Four Pillars of an Effective Distributed Order Management System

By | on Sep 15, 2021 |   Unified Commerce

Retail is moving faster than ever before, with ecommerce sales swiftly climbing across multiple sales channels. As consumers continue to leverage sales channels outside of brick-and-mortar stores to p[...]

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Drive Success in Omnichannel Fulfillment With Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization

By | on Aug 16, 2021 |   Strategy

Inventory is one of the retailer’s biggest assets, and with the growth of omnichannel fulfillment across the industry, it is becoming more complex every year. Inventory decisions have the power to imp[...]

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The Dirty Little Secrets of Business Intelligence: Building a Data Culture

By | on Jul 29, 2021 |   Microsoft

Like many complex information technology (IT) programs, an effective business intelligence (BI) program requires a purposeful combination of people, process and technology. When one considers the grow[...]

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The Dirty Little Secrets of Business Intelligence: Shaping Corporate Strategies

By | on Jul 26, 2021 |   Microsoft

Companies striving to accelerate their business intelligence journeys must achieve several important early milestones. Once they are successfully integrating and interpreting different external data s[...]

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Your Guide to Supply Chain Network Design: Key Factors for a Competitive Advantage

By | on Jul 22, 2021 |   Supply Chain

Supply chain network design should be a key part of every organization’s supply chain optimization strategy. Managing an optimized supply chain network is a delicate balance between reducing transport[...]

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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): Creating a Successful Digital Commerce Transformation

By | on Jul 13, 2021 |   Microsoft

A recent Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study showed a potential total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction of 3.4 percent and a return on investment (ROI) gain of 109 percent for comp[...]

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What is Omnichannel Fulfillment and Why Does it Matter?

By | on Jul 12, 2021 |   Unified Commerce

Today’s empowered shoppers want to choose from a multitude of products and delivery options and expect immediacy, convenience and simplicity. Competing against Amazon and other retailers with extensiv[...]

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The Dirty Little Secrets of Business Intelligence: Planning Tomorrow’s BI Strategy Today

By | on Jul 7, 2021 |   Microsoft

Business intelligence (BI) programs continue to grow rapidly in quality and scope reflecting the proliferation of digital data. IDC estimates a 26 percent five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) [...]

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WMS vs. WCS vs. WES: Which Is Best For Your Business Needs?

By | on Jul 6, 2021 |   Supply Chain

Having the right systems in place is a core pillar of successful supply chain operations. Too little technology, and you miss out on key data and knowledge to keep operations running smoothly. Too muc[...]

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Why is Integrated Planning Important for Retailers?

By | on Jul 2, 2021 |   Retail Consulting

The traditional planning process is theoretically straightforward: identify what to sell, to whom, at what price and then ensure the product is where it should be when needed. This is, of course, simp[...]

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Advanced Analytics: How Well Do You Know Your Customers?

By | on Jun 30, 2021 |   Unified Commerce

Knowing the customer better than the competition empowers your organization to create better assortments, personalized promotions and marketing campaigns to drive sales and enhance customer loyalty. T[...]

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