Newsletter | January 4, 2005

01.04.05 -- Achieve Effective Inventory Management

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From The Chief Editor
Five years after the turn of the millennium, the Y2K hangover effect continues to linger. After the IT spending binge justified solely on the length of a date field, companies resolved to take a more sober approach toward IT expenditures. Of course, it is always easier to obtain approval for projects on the basis of "we have to" than on the basis of "we should." Click here to read how software vendors are helping clients justify the "we should" IT projects.
Featured Articles
Remote Workstations Keep Computers Off The Shop Floor
Aluminum casting manufacturer improved worker productivity with a workstation solution that protects sensitive computer hardware from a harsh shop-floor environment. Used with permission from Integrated Solutions magazine

Achieving Effective Inventory Management
In today's competitive business environment, wholesale distributors face critical factors that directly affect customer satisfaction and profit margins. This white paper examines the critical business issues and shows how the MAS 500 solution can give you competitive advantages that empower your business to successfully grow and prosper in today's marketplace. Submitted by Best Software

Forecasting Solution Helps Compaq Leverage The Web To Improve Accuracy And Efficiency
Compaq Direct needed a new forecasting solution in a Microsoft format with support for SQL server, and perhaps more importantly, one that was Web-enabled. The company selected ALT-C to provide the TimeTrends forecasting system. Submitted by ALT-C Systems Inc.

Voice-Directed Distribution System Streamlines Warehouse Picking Process
Voice recognition technology allows a third party logistics provider to maintain nearly error-free order processing in a liquor warehouse. Used with permission from Integrated Solutions magazine

Top News Stories
IBM And CommercialWare Expand Customer Choice In The Retail Industry
Texas Instruments To Provide EPC Gen 2 RFID Tags Based On Recently Ratified EPCglobal Standard
Featured Products
RedPrairie Data Integration And Workflow Management
To be successful, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and third party logistics providers must deploy sophisticated logistics solutions tightly and seamlessly integrated with their other business information systems. However, until now, many companies felt they had to settle for less than best-of-breed functionality in order to avoid integration problems. RedPrairie's Data Integration and Workflow Management solutions changed all that. Request information or a quote today.

Vendor Compliance Monitoring
TSi Logistics has developed a dynamic vendor compliance process that compares freight bills from your vendor community to that of your routing and purchase order requirements to determine conformance to your specific business rules. Download the complete product sheet now.

Dolphin 9500/9550 RF Mobile Computers with Microsoft Pocket PC
More powerful and rugged than any portable computing device available, the new Dolphin 9500/9550 mobile computers significantly raise the bar in the field of mobile data collection. Download the complete product sheet now.

Mobile UHF RFID Reader
The Mobile UHF RFID Reader is a tethered, EPC-compliant, 900MHz RFID reader that operates with Psion Teklogix rugged handheld and vehicle-mount computing devices. Download the complete product sheet now.

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Featured Download
The Kennedy Group's RFID Testing Facility
The Kennedy Group's RFID service offerings and turnkey solutions help companies improve supply chain performance and meet electronic product code (EPC) compliance mandates. This four-minute video provides a quick tour of The Kennedy Group's facility near Cleveland, OH.
Featured Book
Warehouse Management Handbook
Industry Events
The Manufacturing Imperative
Achieve the "perfect order" while reducing IT systems cost of ownership
Sponsored by MAPICS

Zomax has grown from a $27-million company with a single manufacturing facility to a $197-million company with 12 facilities in four countries. Amidst this growth, the company exceeded customer expectations even as it reduced operating costs, reduced lead times, sped time-to-market, and improved business-performance visibility. Key to all this success is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that serves as a common technology framework for all of Zomax's business systems, allowing seamless integration and communication across manufacturing, distribution, and order management.
RFID Is Ready. Are You?
A Case Study Webcast: From spreadsheets to RFID asset tracking in six weeks
Thursday, January 27, 2005; 8:30am Pacific

With more than 3,000 IT items to track, the government of El Paso County, Colorado, looked for a solution that provided greater asset accountability without adding significant labor costs. This Webcast will demonstrate how an RFID solution took this government agency from spreadsheets to RFID tags in just six weeks.
Training Resources
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