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Featured Articles
Vocollect Makes Pep Boys' Warehouses Talk
Vocollect, the global leader in voice-directed work, today announced that The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY), the nation's leading automotive aftermarket retail and service chain, has implemented the Vocollect Voice-Directed Distribution offering in two of its five national distribution centers and plans to roll it out shortly in the remaining three.

Provia Software Powers RFID Solution From Menlo Worldwide
Menlo Worldwide, a global provider of 3PL (third party logistics) services, is offering its customers an RFID compliance solution based on Provia's (Grand Rapids, MI) warehouse management system (WMS).

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

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

Top News Stories
Siemens Brings Logistics Automation To Direct Marketing Giant Blair Increasing Throughput, And Reducing Order-To-Delivery Time And Labor Costs
Longs Drug Stores Corporation Boosts Productivity With RedPrairie Workforce Performance Management Solutions
Featured Products
AML M7100 Wireless Handheld Terminal
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IMAGETEAM 5800 Handheld Industrial Linear Imager
The IMAGETEAM 5800 handheld industrial image readers are the first industrial-class readers to bring you Hand Held Products' industry-leading image technology. This technology allows you to read bar codes at ranges up to 82 inches (208 cm). Request a quote or receive more product details.

Intermec CN2 Mobile Computer
The CN2 is a rugged, powerful, and reliable mobile, data collection computer for tough mobile computing applications with an ergonomic design that provides easy, single-handed operation in a form factor small enough to carry almost anywhere data collection is required. Download the complete product sheet now.

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. Contact RedPrairie today for a consultation and evaluation of your project needs.

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
Featured Book
Supply Chain Management (APICS Series On Resource Management)
Industry Events
Product Collaboration For The Rest Of Us
Tune in to this special, executive broadcast taped from the show floor at National Manufacturing Week to learn how the very opposite of a niche application, the ubiquitous free Adobe Reader, can be the starting point for secure design collaboration with business partners.
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RedShift 2005: Achieving Global Leadership
Join us for RedPrairie's 8th annual user conference and logistics industry summit April 12-15 at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear keynote speaker Mikhail Gorbachev discuss international leadership and the restructuring of global priorities. RedPrairie's educational, interactive powertracks feature industry thought leaders and case studies from leading global companies. Learn how to optimize your global supply chain and drive more value from your supply chain investment.
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AM Expo
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 www.am-expo.com.
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RFID Systems
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.