Retail Category Management

Author: Alexander Hübner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642224775
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Retail shelf management means cost-efficiently aligning retail operations with consumer demand. As consumers expect high product availability and low prices, and retailers are constantly increasing product variety and striving towards high service levels, the complexity of managing retail business and its operations is growing enormously. Retailers need to match consumer demand with shelf supply by balancing variety (number of products) and service levels (number of items of a product), and by optimizing demand and profit through carefully calibrated prices. As a result the core strategic decisions a retailer must make involve assortment sizes, shelf space assignment and pricing levels. Rigorous quantitative methods have emerged as the most promising solution to this problem. The individual chapters in this book therefore focus on three areas: (1) combining assortment and shelf space planning, (2) providing efficient decision support systems for practically relevant problem sizes, and (3) integrating inventory and price optimization into shelf management.

The Category Management Handbook

Author: Andrea Cordell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351239562
Format: PDF, ePub
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Category management is one of the biggest contributors of commercial value in the area of procurement and supply chain. With a proven track record of successful delivery since the early 1990s, it helps organisations gather and analyse key data about their procurement spend before subsequently creating and delivering value-adding strategies that change the value proposition from supply chains. The aim of category management is to find long-term breakthrough strategies that help lift an organisation’s commercial performance to a new level. Because of its strategic long-term orientation and complex execution, category management has long been the preserve of commercial consulting companies – in effect a ‘black box’ toolkit shrouded in expensive methodologies. This practical handbook lifts the lid on category management by providing readers with a step-by-step process and established toolkit that allows them a ‘do-it-yourself’ approach. Each activity is presented as a simple tool or technique for practitioners to apply to their own organisations. To support each activity, easy-to- use templates and checklists have been provided, together with simple but practical hints and tips for implementation. This handbook is a ‘must read’ for all procurement and supplychain managers looking to find significant improvements in their organisations. Its practical approach cuts through long-winded consultant-speak and provides an easy-to-use practical toolkit for everyday application.

Retail Analytics

Author: Anna-Lena Sachs
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319133055
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book addresses the challenging task of demand forecasting and inventory management in retailing. It analyzes how information from point-of-sale scanner systems can be used to improve inventory decisions, and develops a data-driven approach that integrates demand forecasting and inventory management for perishable products, while taking unobservable lost sales and substitution into account in out-of-stock situations. Using linear programming, a new inventory function that reflects the causal relationship between demand and external factors such as price and weather is proposed. The book subsequently demonstrates the benefits of this new approach in numerical studies that utilize real data collected at a large European retail chain. Furthermore, the book derives an optimal inventory policy for a multi-product setting in which the decision-maker faces an aggregated service level target, and analyzes whether the decision-maker is subject to behavioral biases based on real data for bakery products.

Handbook of Marketing

Author: Barton A Weitz
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412921206
Format: PDF
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The Handbook of Marketing presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the field of marketing, and provides a landmark reference at a time when many of the traditional boundaries and domains within the marketing discipline have been subject to change. The Handbook frames, assesses and synthesizes the work in the field and helps to define and shape its current and future development. It includes contributions from leading scholars in the field, and the input of an international and extremely distinguished advisory board of marketing academics. The Handbook of Marketing will be invaluable to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics in marketing.

Business Models and ICT Technologies for the Fashion Supply Chain

Author: Rinaldo Rinaldi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319485113
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book presents high-quality original contributions on the fashion supply chain. A wide spectrum of application domains are covered, processing of big data coming from digital and social media channels, fashion new product development, fashion design, fashion marketing and communication strategy, business models and entrepreneurship, e-commerce and omni-channel management, corporate social responsibility, new materials for fashion product, wearable technologies. The contents are based on presentations delivered at IT4Fashion 2016, the 6th International Conference in Business Models and ICT Technologies for the Fashion Supply Chain, which was held in Florence, Italy, in April 2016. This conference series represents a targeted response to the growing need for research that reports and debates supply chain business models and technologies applied to the fashion industry, with the aim of increasing knowledge in the area of product lifecycle management and supply chain management in that industry.

Strategic Retail Management

Author: Joachim Zentes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658101830
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is devoted to the dynamic development of retailing. The focus is on various strategy concepts adopted by retailing companies and their implementation in practice. This is not a traditional textbook or collection of case studies; it aims to demonstrate the complex and manifold questions of retail management in the form of twenty lessons, where each lesson provides a thematic overview of key issues and illustrates them via a comprehensive case study. The examples are all internationally known retail companies, to facilitate an understanding of what is involved in strategic retail management and illustrate best practices. In the third edition, all chapters were revised and updated. Two new chapters were added to treat topics like corporate social responsibility as well as marketing communication. All case studies were replaced by new ones to reflect the most recent developments. Well-known retail companies from different countries, like Tesco, Zalando, Hugo Boss, Carrefour, Amazon, Otto Group, are now used to illustrate particular aspects of retail management.

Learning Python

Author: Mark Lutz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449355692
Format: PDF, ePub
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Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz’s popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. It’s an ideal way to begin, whether you’re new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages. Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3— the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X lines—plus all other releases in common use today. You’ll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code. Explore Python’s major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionaries Create and process objects with Python statements, and learn Python’s general syntax model Use functions to avoid code redundancy and package code for reuse Organize statements, functions, and other tools into larger components with modules Dive into classes: Python’s object-oriented programming tool for structuring code Write large programs with Python’s exception-handling model and development tools Learn advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing

Hybrid Learning and Continuing Education

Author: Simon K.S. Cheung
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642397506
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Hybrid Learning, ICHL 2013, held in Toronto, ON, Canada, in August 2013. The 35 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The selected articles broadly cover topics on hybrid learning and continuing education, including computer supported collaborative learning, experiences in hybrid learning, pedagogical and psychological issues, e-learning and mobile learning, open education resources and open online courses, and issues in hybrid learning and continuing education.

Strategic Operations Management

Author: Steve Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136159703
Format: PDF
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This revitalized new edition of Strategic Operations Management focuses on the four core themes of operations strategy, a vital topic for any company's objectives: strategy, innovation, services, and supply. Expertly authored by a team of Europe's top scholars in the field, the text is enhanced by the addition of new case examples, graphic images, learning objectives, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading. In addition, the companion website offers a comprehensive set of web links and videos to augment the learning experience. This truly comprehensive volume underscores the differences between the core theories that underpin operations management. Students taking MBA, MSc and MBM classes on operations management, advanced operations management, and strategic operations management will find this textbook fulfills all their requirements whilst advanced undergraduate classes in these areas will also find the book an essential read.

Production Factor Mathematics

Author: Martin Grötschel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642112485
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Mathematics as a production factor or driving force for innovation? Those, who want to know and understand why mathematics is deeply involved in the design of products, the layout of production processes and supply chains will find this book an indispensable and rich source. Describing the interplay between mathematical and engineering sciences the book focusses on questions like How can mathematics improve to the improvement of technological processes and products? What is happening already? Where are the deficits? What can we expect for the future? 19 articles written by mixed teams of authors of engineering, industry and mathematics offer a fascinating insight of the interaction between mathematics and engineering.