Newsletter | January 25, 2005

01.25.05 -- Connect Demand Planning To ERP

January 24,
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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.

Featured Articles
The Costing Game: Are We Making Any Money Doing This?
How often have you heard the question "Are we making any money doing this"? and the answer "I don't know, we don't have the data." The collection of cost data that can be related to a specific functional area or to a specific customer is challenging for most warehouse managers and third party logistics service providers (3PLs). Submitted by ESYNC

Achieving Measurable Results In Logistics
In today's environment, achieving logistics excellence has become a boardroom-level concern. The gap between logistics cost leaders and laggards is growing. Submitted by RedPrairie

Pull Out All The DC Stops
As RFID technology is played out and applied in labs and pilot environments, expect to see more examples of newly discovered benefits. In the meantime, establishing a flow-through model in your DCs and warehouses will result in immediate benefits and better prepare you for an RFID future. Used with permission from Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine

Connecting Demand Planning To ERP
This case study describes how FCI Automotive, a manufacturer of automotive electrical connectors used by Volkswagen, General Motors, Renault-Nissan, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, and BMW implemented a worldwide demand planning solution and integrated it with their existing ERP system. Submitted by Demand Solutions

Top News Stories
LogicTools And PRTM Collaborate On Next-Generation Supply Chains Through Strategic Network Optimization
RedPrairie Supports Food And Beverage Companies' Compliance Efforts For Recent FDA Bioterrorism Mandates
Featured Products
Intermec 5055 Vehicle-Mount Computer
The rugged Intermec 5055 vehicle-mount and stationary computer is designed for data collection applications in warehousing, distribution, manufacturing, transportation, and customer service. The 5055 is engineered to make data collection a seamless part of the enterprise with your choice of operating systems, currently including Microsoft Windows 2000, NT, 95 and MS-DOS. Download the product specifications sheet.

Microflex 2240
Extra lightweight, but with exceptional environment resistance features, this series offers an innovative modular design that saves time and money on long-term service and provides customization options to suit your different applications. Access additional solutions available through DAP Technologies.

RedPrairie Transportation Management Solutions
RedPrairie's transportation management solutions help to manage the dynamics and costs of global transportation in real time. These solutions also simplify international trade processes and compliance, provide optimal deployment and balancing of transportation resources, and enable processes and analytics for optimal cost reduction and margin improvement. Tell us about your TMS issues and we will show you how RedPrairie can help.

Shipment Planning And Execution
A complete transportation management service, TSi Logistics will manage your carrier negotiations for all modes of transportation, tailor programs to fit your needs, optimize your shipments, execute daily shipment routings, track your shipments, pay your carriers, analyze your supply chain activity, and provide all the reports you need. View additional solutions available through TSi Logistics.

Featured Download
The Evolution And Future Of Transportation Management Systems
Two areas that have seen tremendous growth and continue to hold a promising future are transportation planning and execution. This paper will help provide a better understanding of how these processes have developed over time and what the future holds for companies that are serious about overall transportation — and logistics — optimization. Submitted by Manhattan Associates
Featured Book
Fundamentals 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 over 50 of the leading RFID solution providers.

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

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Trade Publications
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