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D/C EXPO 2005
Whether you are looking for the complete supply chain system or any application in your supply chain, you will find it at the Distribution/Computer EXPO 2005. Meet the leading vendors of products for all supply chain applications including: logistics, distribution, transportation, TMS, warehousing, WMS, RFID, supply chain management, and much more.
|From The Chief Editor|
|Check out this week's featured download, "Focus On Improved Manageability To Achieve TCO Reductions" from Hewlett-Packard. Enterprises are feeling continued pressure to move off older versions of Windows before Microsoft support becomes too distant a memory. As they decide when and how fast to move, they need to understand what the likely cost differences between their current and target platforms are. The bigger the expected benefits generated by the move, the easier it will be for them to build a business case and secure funding. In the case of Linux, for example, although it has received a lot of hype as a free OS to reduce TCO, we find that, while some costs will go down, others will remain the same or go up, and it's really the level of lockdown and management that are key to reducing TCO.|
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|Optimizing The Labor Supply Chain|
Most companies have known for some time that supply chain excellence can improve sales performance and increase end-to-end process efficiency. However, one significant cost element that seems to get little attention in this process is labor. This paper will discuss the impact that labor has on the overall cost of the supply chain and the solutions available for optimizing labor's impact. Submitted by RedPrairie
|A Complete Software Evaluation Guide For Small And Midsize Wholesaler Distributors|
Implementing the proper business system can be as strategic and important to your bottom line as expanding your warehouse or bringing on new product lines. This guide is designed to help wholesale distributors manage the entire software evaluation cycle from needs analysis and budget planning through software selection and implementation. Submitted by Best Software
|Example Of Detail Calculation Justification For Better Factory Execution|
The increase in profitability that you can expect from using FACTIVITY due to cost-of-goods sold decreases, operating expense decreases, and sales increases can be significant. Payback can be measured in months for a typical manufacturing firm. Submitted by SYS-TEC Corporation
|The Five-Cent Supply Chain Solution|
AIDC and supply chain execution systems have always begun with measured assessment of current operations, establishment of realistic performance improvement targets, and development of an implementation plan that defines ALL tasks, user/supplier responsibilities, schedule, milestones, and related costs. Your approach to RFID assessment should be no different. Submitted by ESYNC
|Focus On Improved Manageability To Achieve TCO Reductions|
|Gartner's total cost of ownership update reinforces that switching operating systems generally results in minor changes to TCO. Enterprises should focus on improving manageability to achieve bigger TCO reductions. Submitted by Hewlett-Packard |
May 18-19, Philadelphia
RFID Systems will address the unique needs of healthcare and pharmaceutical
professionals who want to learn more about RFID implementation and the
supporting technologies such as legacy systems, data capture, electronic
product code (EPC), and wireless networks. The program will address the
clinical gains and supply chain benefits that this emerging technology
offers, as well as the investment required for implementation, both
organizationally and financially.
May 24-26, 2005
Palmetto Expo Center, Greenville, SC
AM Expo — the Southeast's most comprehensive showcase of advanced manufacturing and productivity solutions — can help you get there ahead of the competition. No matter where you are in your journey to manufacturing excellence, you'll find tools, technologies, and expertise that can transform your company into a world-class competitor. Register today for FREE at
Convergence Of Telematics And Mobile Computing
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 -11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern
Traditional telematics focuses on in-cab solutions that combine vehicle-specific and driver input with wireless communications. These systems rely on fixed-mounted or cab-centric methods for driver input. However, the telematics landscape is changing as companies address the increasing data requirements of their customers and operations personnel.
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