Newsletter | September 21, 2004

9.21.04 -- Transportation Resource Planning: A New Approach To Transportation Management
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From The Chief Editor
Not surprisingly, lean will be a prominent topic at the APICS fall conference (October 10-13 in San Diego). Click on the following link to see Kurt's Picks — Lean Track.

In addition to these APICS sessions, check out Lilly Software's breakfast seminar on lean manufacturing on Wednesday morning from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. PT at the San Diego Marriott, 333 West Harbor Drive.

Featured Articles
Radio Frequency Identification Tags For Tracking Plastic Pallets And Reusable Containers
Transporting things in quantity efficiently is an activity that affects cost and profitability across the supply chain. One of the latest tools to manage quantity distribution is radio frequency identification (RFID) applied to plastic pallets and reusable plastic containers (RPCs). Submitted by Intermec Technologies Corporation

Defining Transportation Resource Planning: A New Approach To Transportation Management
Transportation resource planning (TRP) allows retailers and manufacturers to discover transportation value within their global supply chains. With TRP's holistic and heuristic approach to transportation management, retailers and manufacturers realize immediate, short-term, direct transportation cost reduction while positioning the enterprise for long-term success with a more competitive supply chain. Submitted by Americas Systems

Developing A High Performance Order To Cash Process
Asking the right questions, formulating the right plans, making good decisions, and then successfully executing your plans are, in part, the art and science of management. The impact on the company can be immediate and long lasting in either a positive or negative sense. Submitted by R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

Meeting New Hours Of Service Challenges
The effects of new U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) hours-of-service (HOS) regulations are being felt far beyond the drivers who transport loads. By placing new, stricter limitations on how many hours truck drivers can work and the off-duty time required between shifts, the DoT effectively put new requirements on entire supply chains to be more prepared and efficient. Submitted by Intermec Technologies Corporation

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