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Sales & Operations Planning Summit - September 9/10, Boston MA
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op registration  Chemicals Industry Challenges through Optimization of Distribution and Inventory Optimizing Distribution and Rationalizing Inventories Most chemical companies are still unable to profitably respond to highly variable demand, or to execute predictable product supply strategies. A previous note, So What's the Big Deal with Chemicals? , presented the current state of the chemicals industry, including a discussion of the challenges the industry faces. Part Two of the series So What's the Big Deal with Read More

The (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software


Conventional wisdom would suggest that pricing, as a key component of a business’s financial performance, is a critically important discipline within any enterprise, touching many departments, from sales and marketing to finance. And yet, does anyone know whether their company is making the best pricing decisions? TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is encouraged by the growing awareness and adoption of pricing technologies among B2B enterprises.

op registration  missing out on margin opportunities? On the other hand, are those customers that buy most of our products also profitable for our business, and what is their total cost to serve? How about offering more profitable product substitutes, and cross- and up-sale opportunities? Why not attempt demand shaping and inventory optimization (IO) opportunities via pricing and promotions? Companies face extraordinary challenges in today’s international economy, competing for business from every corner of the globe. Read More

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op registration  is redefining itself in hopes of riding the winds to new markets. Infinium made a strong statement to this effect at its recent customer conference (see Infinium Putting Its Cards on the Table ) Elcom's directional shift began in May, 1999 with the announcement of Pecos Internet Procurement Manager (Pecos.ipm), the hosted, browser based instance of its Pecos Procurement Manager. The product reached general availability status in March 2000. In August 1999 Elcom engaged its first advertising agency for a Read More

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op registration  market indicators, and has dropped substantially in share price since its February high even though its revenue is up 55% from last year. With revenue growth almost 670% higher than the industry average, Trend Micro is well positioned to recover their lost market cap and regain investor confidence levels. Figure 1. Trend Micro compared to leading market indicators. In a press release following closure of the litigation, Network Associates announced, Trend alleges that Network Associates' WebShield, Read More

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op registration  & Operations Planning in the Manufacturing Industry: A Current Perspective Today, more and more manufacturing companies are exploring business processes that enable alignment between financial and operational goals. Results from a 2011 S&OP survey suggest that S&OP process investments are yielding tangible fruit. Understanding current challenges these companies are attempting to overcome should enable more effective functional alignment that delivers profitable growth and customer satisfaction. Read More

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