1. Vanderbilt Increases Admissions 10%University Medical Center Implements Care Stream Mapping to Boost Bottom Line by $32 Million Today, many hospitals and health systems find their emergency rooms consistently over capacity, and this...
  2. Patagonia's Sourcing and Reverse Psychology Michael Dart 6-2013 FINAL (3).pdfPatagonia’s Trailblazing Approach to Growing Sales How the brand makes money by encouraging consumers not to spend By Michael Dart, Kurt Salmon Every year around the holiday season, it’s easy...
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  4. Mobile-Payments-120823SPVF.pdfMobile Payments 2.0 What’s Next? As consumers increasingly look to manage all aspects of their life with their mobile devices, mobile payments have grown at a staggering rate. A Kurt Salmon and...
  5. Scott-Moore-Best-Buy-Argyle-Conversation.pdfArgyle Conversations by Argyle Executive Forum SM Scott Moore, Vice President of Marketing of Best Buy’s Connectivity Business Group, discussed the fundamentals of a successful marketing...
  6. Pricing-Article-120724VFSP.pdfBeyond Discounts and Deals: Achieving Balance in Pricing and Promotion Strategy Most retailers readily admit that the chronic use of excessive and often unplanned promotions can have serious...
  7. Apparel-2012-Excellence-in-Sourcing-Looking-for-Savings-in-All-the-Right-Places.pdfCOVER STORY: EXCELLENCE IN GLOBAL SOURCING – PRODUCED BY APPAREL & KURT SALMON Sixth Annual Apparel Research Study & Analysis Against a backdrop of skyrocketing labor costs, a depreciation of...
  8. RFID-120726VFSP.pdfDepartment Stores’ New Reality—RFID Ron Johnson’s recent announcement that JC Penney plans to implement radio frequency identification (RFID) in every store is actually one of the least...
  9. Drop-Shipping-120720VFSP.pdfDrop Shipping Done Right Three Key Priorities for Success Allowing vendors to ship merchandise directly to a retailer’s customer, called drop shipping, can be an attractive option for expanding...
  10. Tax-Incentives-120719VF.pdfDistribution Center Site Selection Incentives Over the past few years, e-commerce distribution (among other factors) has led to many new facilities being developed across the country. When it comes...