Newsletter | December 6, 2004

12.06.04 -- Develop Significant Business Advantages With Automated Returns Management Solution

December 06,
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From The Chief Editor
Welcome back to the Supply Chain Market newsletter. This week's white paper entitled "Automated Returns Management Solutions Provide Customers With Significant Business Advantages" describes how automated reverse logistics systems can streamline the process of handling products that are returned to distribution facilities for repair, replacement, or customer credit.
Featured Articles
Optimal Operational Results With Effective Picking And Putaway
When looking to best optimize operational efficiencies within your distribution environment, significant consideration should be given to your picking and putaway processes. There are multiple best practice solutions that will need consideration across both areas. Submitted by Cornerstone Solutions

Best Practices: Software Evaluation For Midsize Organizations
The best practices in this white paper have been utilized by hundreds of midsize organizations to successfully launch enterprise projects that ultimately yield high ROI. By managing the evaluation process through a series of logical steps, and by placing the burden of presenting an effective solution on the vendor, the midsize organization can quickly and effectively evaluate enterprise software solutions. Submitted by HarrisData

Automated Returns Management Solutions Provide Customers With Significant Business Advantages
This white paper will look at the supply chain industry's need for a reverse logistics solution designed to perform to the levels of today's forward supply chains. It examines how a fully automated system is the answer to many of the challenges currently faced by existing manual returns management systems when products are returned to distribution facilities for repair, replacement, or customer credit. Submitted by Optum, Inc.

Heartland Computers Helps Customer With Rapid SAP Deployment, Eliminating Middleware
Heartland Computers provided its customer, a major publishing company, with a highest performance Windows XP Industrial truck-mount computer from Glacier Computer to deploy the latest version of SAP in its distribution warehouse, eliminating complex ERP middleware. Submitted by Heartland Computers

Top News Stories
IQMS Receives Honda Certification
RedPrairie Accelerates Momentum In Labor Management Solutions Market
Featured Products
Exact Rental
Exact Rental enables an organization to wrap its arms around its entire operational process including customers, logistics, workflow, documents, and financials. Make your business administration a full-fledged e-business. Request an appointment or more information on this solution.

By continuously monitoring your wireless network, MapRF ensures optimum performance by alerting IT staff the moment a problem is detected. Integrated toolbars allow users to check configurations and make corrections in real time, minimizing the duration and impact of any network problems. Enhance system performance with proactive diagnostic, management, and reporting tools. Request details.

Down To Earth Sales Order Entry
Down To Earth Sales Order Entry enables you to record your sales and order shipment, as well as print and post invoices quickly and accurately. When you process an order, inventory quantities are immediately updated to provide real-time information, all the time. Request a quote or schedule a demonstration by telling us a little about the application you are considering.

OMS: Order Management System
Provia's ViaWare and ViaView product suites include warehousing, transportation, and order and yard management products, which seamlessly integrate together with Web-based visibility tools to create a real time, end-to-end supply chain execution solution. Download complete product details.

VISUAL DBR (Drum-Buffer-Rope)
Using time buffers to accommodate occurrences, such as last-minute customer requests, unreliable vendors, and absent employees, VISUAL DBR works to ensure customers receive products on time. Download the complete product brochure.

Looking For Information
An ERP system is your information backbone and reaches into all areas of your business and value chain. Replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. Is your ERP system limiting your business' growth potential? Tell us about your current ERP situation and we will show you how partnering with the right vendor can be the cornerstone of this effort.
Featured Download
How To Build An Efficient Supply Chain With DDSN
The past 20 years have seen a whole lot of work done on the supply side of the value chain. It's well past time to recognize that the next big gains aren't going to come from attempting to squeeze more value from the supply side. The future landscape of collaboration is the demand-driven supply networks (DDSNs). Submitted by Demand Management, Inc.
Featured Book
Supply Chain Management (APICS Series On Resource Management)
Industry Events
Lowry Computer Products' RFID Seminars
The seminars will feature speakers discussing the current landscape of RFID and EPC initiatives, key considerations and components of successful implementation, and new products and services available to producers and manufacturers.

Date: December 15
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wyndham Pittsburgh Airport
777 Aten Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Phone: (412) 788-8800

Date: December 16
Location: Cleveland, OH
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Embassy Suites Hotel
Cleveland - Rockside
5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 986-9900

Date: January 19
Location: Troy, MI
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Automation Alley Headquarters
2675 Bellingham Drive
Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (248) 457-3204
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