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Interlog Winter 2005
Now in its 3rd year, Interlog Winter 2005 continues to be the only conference that focuses specifically on aftermarket product support and service parts logistics. Interlog is developed to provide you with innovative solutions to meet the challenges of your unique aftermarket business. This year, Interlog showcases 42 in-depth case studies delivered by aftermarket executives from the world's leading aerospace, semiconductor, telecommunications, high tech, and industrial manufacturing companies.
|From The Chief Editor|
|This week's featured article, "Distribution Ironman: How To Sweat Out Unanticipated Order Fulfillment Challenges" comes to us from Kevin Hume, director of consulting services at ESYNC. Kevin, and several of his colleagues at ESYNC have agreed to become regular contributors to our publication. ESYNC provides consulting and systems integration services in the areas of operations, facility layout and design, materials handling engineering, and software selection and implementation. We welcome Kevin and his colleagues to our growing list of contributing practitioners.
|Is Your RFID EDI Aware?|
Excitement. Uncertainty. Promise. The potential of RFID solutions recalls the high energy and aggressive e-business initiatives and electronic data interchanges (EDIs) of the 1990s. And, like those earlier business-to-business (B2B) initiatives, a return on investment (ROI) is realized more clearly by taking advantage of the new technology while leveraging systems already in place. Submitted by nuBridges, LLC
|Intelligent Edge Networks Are Improving Logistics|
With cost pressures rising and transportation providers facing near-record level fuel prices, higher liability insurance premiums, and increased equipment expenses, the logistics industry is enduring unprecedented challenges. Given these pressures, how does a transportation provider optimize pricing based not simply on least cost routing, but total cost to serve, lifetime value, profitability, service level agreements or projected demand for value-added
services? Submitted by IBM
|Distribution Ironman: How To Sweat Out Unanticipated Order Fulfillment Challenges|
Despite all your strategic planning efforts you simply can't plan for all the unanticipated challenges proffered by your distribution environment. You'll have to sweat them out. If you put a fundamental plan in place for effective
systems integration and fulfillment design, you'll be in good shape. Submitted by ESYNC
|How To Make Your ROI Analysis Work For You|
Perhaps you are reviewing your company's distribution operations to determine whether a warehouse management system (WMS) may be a fit. Maybe you've been pushing for a WMS and have now been authorized to move forward with the project. Regardless of the reason, it is essential that you first develop a return on investment (ROI) estimate before considering a WMS project. Submitted by Cornerstone
|Wood Products Producer Takes Control Of Inventory And Shipping|
|Roseburg Forest Products, a manufacturer of plywood, lumber, specialty panels, and engineered wood products, was using an antiquated manual inventory tracking system. They looked to PSC for answers, and with the help of PSC's rugged PowerScan handheld scanner, their inventory speed and efficiency greatly improved, giving them more control over an essential part of their business. Submitted by PSC, Inc.|
|RFID Is Ready. Are You?|
A Case Study Webcast: From spreadsheets to RFID asset tracking in six weeks
Thursday, January 27, 2005; 8:30am Pacific
With more than 3,000 IT items to track, the government of El Paso County, Colorado, looked for a solution that provided greater asset accountability without adding significant labor costs. This Webcast will demonstrate how an RFID solution took this government agency from spreadsheets to RFID tags in just six weeks.
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