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From The Chief Editor
Intermec's recently announced CN2 mobile data collection computer lends credence to the marketplace demand for PDA (personal digital assistant)-like devices that can perform many of the functions typically associated with rugged handhelds. Last October, Symbol announced a similar device, the Symbol MC50. These devices are durable appliances that can satisfy all of the mobile computing needs (including the occasional reading of bar codes) of managerial and supervisory-level workers.
Featured Articles
The Merging Of Outsourced Packaging And Logistics
Packaging and logistics are increasingly a target for business process outsourcing (BPO). Although these processes are interconnected, there are very few service providers that offer a well-integrated, end-to-end solution. But the status quo is beginning to change as companies seek new opportunities to reduce costs, decrease cycle times, and become more responsive. Submitted by ARC Advisory Group

Ten Things To Consider Before Investing In Mobile And Wireless
Without a doubt, developing a new mobile and wireless system or upgrading an existing application is a huge undertaking. The goal of this guide is to alleviate some of the concerns you may have and provide you with some questions to help you select the best mobile computer and development partners. Submitted by Hand Held Products

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

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

Top News Stories
Cube Route Teams With Intermec To Boost Data Capture Functionality In The Field
Railinc Implements Internet-Based Railcar Disposition Solution
Featured Products
Warehouse Operations Management
GENCO currently offers its customers a commercialized, Tier 1, proprietary D-Log Warehouse Management System. This Oracle-based WMS is a leader in the marketplace and supports all warehouse functions including value-added services such as light manufacturing, compliance labeling, and postponement. Request a quote or get more product information.

Dolphin 7900 Series Mobile Computers
The Dolphin 7900 Series mobile computer delivers unparalleled performance and value for mobile data collection applications. Its compact, ergonomic, rugged design provides the ease-of-use and operational reliability needed to excel in robust mobile applications such as package delivery, field service, route accounting, transportation, warehousing, retail, and industrial/manufacturing. Tell us about your mobile computing applications and we will show you how Hand Held Products can help.

RFID Solutions And Services from HP
HP is embracing RFID not only to increase manufacturing efficiencies in its global supply chain operations, but also to assure leadership in enabling customer compliance with directives. Download the complete product brochure now.

The EasyCoder PM4i
Utilizing the latest technology, the PM4i features a strong and proven mechanical platform, and powerful newly developed electronics. It is the first label printer to offer integrated serial, USB, and EasyLAN Ethernet interfaces as standard equipment. Request a quote or more information.

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Featured Download
Track And Prevent Shipping Violations With Compliance Software
Burlington Coat Factory reduced vendor shipment errors 73% and DC cycle times 40% by automating its vendor compliance tracking system. Used with permission from Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine
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Fleet Management And Logistics
Industry Events
Think Inside The Box! Keys To Increasing SMB Revenue
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
11:00 A.M. Pacific / 2:00 P.M. Eastern

Join this Webinar to learn Intermec's solutions for the small to midsize market.

Automated bar code data collection can help companies improve productivity and profits. Getting started is more cost-efficient and easier than you think.
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Distribution/Computer 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. If your input is important to your company's successful acquisition of any supply chain application, then you are among those who should attend.
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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 www.am-expo.com.
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Enterprise Information Systems, Inc.

Real-World Solutions for DoD Compliance — Webinar, February 24th at 10 AM CST
Enterprise Information Systems offers DoD suppliers the opportunity to learn about different approaches to reach RFID compliance. EIS covers integrating Symbol RFID equipment, choosing the right solution for your company's needs and, how to fulfill the DoD's RFID requirements — including UID and WAWF.
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