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From The Chief Editor
METRO Group makes the news again! Last week, Intermec announced that, using Intermec's IF5 RFID readers, METRO was enjoying 99% tag read rates at its largest distribution center (located in Unna, Germany). Remember, at this point METRO is only reading tagged pallets, in this case 50,000 of them so far. Intermec joins SAMSYS and SATO (also being deployed by METRO) and ADT (being deployed by Tesco) as announcing demonstrated good performance under ETSI radio standards for operation in Europe.
Featured Articles
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

Assessing The Need For A Mobile Computing Migration
The benefits to migrating to new mobile computing technology and risks from maintaining aging systems are sometimes hard to measure. Eventually there is an end of life for every enterprise mobile computer. This white paper helps you prepare for a mobile computing migration. Submitted by Intermec Technologies Corporation

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

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

Top News Stories
Malt-O-Meal Selects ESYNC To Serve Up Hot Supply Chain Projects
Leading Retailers Rate RedPrairie At Top Of Class Among Retail Software Providers
Featured Products
Microflex 2240
You can count on the Microflex 2240 when portability, data security, and maximum operating time are crucial. 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. Request a quote on this mobile solution.

iristaTransport: Transportation Management System
iristaTransport transportation management system (TMS) addresses the fundamentals of a shipment life cycle. Centrally the system manages simple to complex scenarios involving multiple carriers, modes, owners, consignees, and hubs. Considering a TMS solution? Tell us about it and we will show you how Irista can help.

ViaWare: Supply Chain Execution Suite
VIAWARE WMS provides the power of delivery needed to manage the real-world change in your distribution environment by improving customer satisfaction, inventory accuracy, space utilization, and enhancing labor performance. Request a quote.

Transportation Rate Negotiation
We manage your carriers through developing comprehensive transportation programs customized to your logistics network. TSi Logistics' executive staff have more than 200 years in the field of transportation and transportation management. Download the complete product sheet now.

Code Courier
Code Courier direct thermal and thermal transfer portable printers deliver unsurpassed performance in a surprisingly compact, lightweight package. Looking for a portable printing solution? Tell us about it and we will show you how Cognitive Solutions can help.

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
Fleet Management And Logistics
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