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Half of consumers say their spending habits have changed permanently due to the pandemic, according to a new AlixPartners report

A new report released today by AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, finds that one in two consumers around the globe has had their consumption habits permanently changed due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic—which is just one of the findings from the firm’s ongoing, empirically-centered research into changing consumer priorities that have led AlixPartners also to announce today the launch of a new modelling approach that segments consumers by their pandemic-related anxieties.

AlixPartners polled more than 7,000 consumers across nine countries—China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States—and found that 48% on average say the pandemic has altered their buying behaviors permanently. T


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24 Mar 2014
TOPIC: Transportation Management Systems (TMS): Oracle Retains Overall Lead in Gartner Magic Quadrant
 

"During 2013, the TMS market was again led by Oracle (with its OTM offerings) and JDA Software, both of which continue to support some of the most complex TMS users, have broad, and deep TMSs, and have compelling visions for next-generation TMSs. Oracle continues to generate strong sales growth globally. It also continues to expand the depth and breadth of its application footprint. Moreover, Gartner finds Oracle a finalist in a high percentage ...

 
Paolo Leveghi
Applications Marketing Director, Oracle
 
13 Mar 2014
TOPIC: Solving the Reshoring Dilemma
 

It’s not news that manufacturing in the U.S. has become more attractive in the past few years. And, even though there is no torrent of renewed manufacturing activity moving the needle just yet, it’s clear that the reshoring movement is growing. At the very least, it should make U.S. companies think twice about where they will manufacture their products in the next few years.

 
Patrick Van den Bossche, Pramod Gupta, Hector Gutierrez, and Aakash Gupta
A.T. Kearney
 
28 Sep 2013
Creating seamless communication throughout the fashion supply chain
 
The fashion industry is fuelled by an international supply chain that stretches far beyond the runway or clothing store. Numerous stakeholders must communicate about sales, shipments, supplies and more. To help facilitate this collaboration, the European Commission offers eBIZ, an interface that enables the fashion industry’s 850 000 companies to integrate their operations and create Europe’s world-renowned clothing.
 
Enterprise & Industry Magazine
Enterprise & Industry Magazine
 
07 May 2012
The Global Sourcing of Innovation - Offshoring Research Network International Conference
 

The global sourcing of knowledge creation and innovation (e.g. advanced knowledge and analytical services, R&D support functions, product design and development and R&D) has been growing exponentially across almost every industry. This phenomenon has emerged as a strategic driver for companies and increasingly is attracting academic research by management, and international business scholars.

 
Federico Caniato
MIP - Politecnico di Milano
 
10 Nov 2011
Sales and Operations Planning. A strategic process needed by every function...even finance
 
Sales and Operations Planning is an important process that can really make a large difference on how a company performs. But what is Sales and Operations Planning? Often it is defined as a cross-functional planning process that reconciles conflicting business plans, links strategic planning and operational planning, and aligns company resources to deliver ...
 
Daniel Paterson
TXT e-solutions
 


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A.T. Kearney's Pricing Full Potential (PFP) Analyzer does the heavy lifting when it comes to pricing. The more market power you have, the more you can still gain from your pricing strategy.In the summer of 2013, A.T. Kea...


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