Newsletter | January 31, 2005

01.31.05 -- Transform Operational Models For Landmark Results

January 31,
This Newsletter is sponsored by:

RFID World 2005 VertMarkets' subscribers receive 10% off registration for any Shorecliff event. Register online and enter discount code: VM04.

RFID World 2005 is the premier RFID industry event of the year! Join the RFID industry (solutions providers; integrators; hardware, software, and middleware suppliers; investors; media; analysts; and more) at RFID World 2005 where all variations of RFID systems, including EPC, are discussed, disseminated, and on display.

From The Chief Editor
In December, I wrote an article that referenced an Aberdeen Group benchmarking service, available through PeopleSoft — now Oracle, to help an enterprise assess its sourcing and procurement competency against industry peers and best-in-class organizations. An optional level of the service includes an Aberdeen-conducted survey and subsequent report containing specific recommendations for improvement. This week's featured download is a sample report. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Featured Articles
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.

A Complete Software Evaluation Guide For Small And Midsize Manufacturers
Implementing the proper business system can be as strategic and important to your bottom line as purchasing new equipment. However, implementing the wrong solution or choosing an inexperienced solution provider can have serious negative effects on your business. This guide is designed to help manufacturers manage the entire software evaluation cycle from needs analysis and budget planning through software selection and implementation. Submitted by Best Software

Dolphins Are Just The Ticket For Translink
As part of its plans to enhance and develop public transport in Northern Ireland, Translink recently decided to introduce a new, fully-integrated ticketing system across its entire network. Translink uses Dolphin 7400 mobile computers from Hand Held Products as part of its new, state-of-the-art ticketing system. Submitted by Hand Held Products

StorageTek Transforms Operational Model For Landmark Results
When StorageTek (Storage Technology Corporation) set out to significantly reduce inventory across their supply chain, while simultaneously increasing the company's responsiveness to end customer demand, they turned to Optum to support their transformational initiative. Submitted by Optum

Top News Stories
SAP Provides Safe Passage For Its Customers Running PeopleSoft And JD Edwards
The Container Store Selects RedPrairie's Labor Management Solution To Support Business Growth
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Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) optimizes supply chain performance by providing the manufacturer with better information and control for the replenishment of suppliers' inventory levels. Access more solutions available from Manugistics.

Featured Download
Sample Personal Benchmarking Service Scope Of Services And Final Report
This private study examines International Goods & Services (IGS) Corporation and their challenges, priorities, capabilities, and performance based on Aberdeen Group's primary research study focused on Procurement Contract Management. This private study was commissioned by IGS to help assess its contract management competencies. Submitted by Oracle Corporation
Featured Book
Handbook Of Supply Chain Management
Industry Events
National Manufacturing Week (NMW) is a truly unique, exciting industry event that covers all areas of manufacturing through eight separate, yet interrelated events held simultaneously and sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers. Industry professionals will need to attend this event as no other will encompass the education, new products, and networking of NMW. Register today.
2005 DoD RFID Summit For Industry
February 9-10, 2005
Hilton Washington, Washington, D.C.

Hosted by the Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Supply Chain Integration) and the DoD Logistics AIT Office, the 2005 DoD RFID Summit for Industry is the OFFICIAL platform for the implementation of the DoD RFID Policy and will offer a comprehensive 2-day agenda packed with industry leaders, early adopters, and more than 50 of the leading RFID solution providers.

For complete information and updates on the DoD RFID Policy, please visit:

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