March 08, 2005www.logisticsonline.com

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Rockwell Automation
Want to maximize plant capacity and throughput without additional equipment, resources, or technology?

Early studies at PepsiAmerica's canning and bottling facility indicated that plant capacity utilization and throughput issues might be eliminated by adding a new $150,000 stretch-wrapper to the full-pallet, high-speed conveyor system. Would the new purchase justify the investment? Would it solve the throughput problem and maximize utilization? Or would it create new bottlenecks? Want to know how PepsiAmerica solved the dilemma? Read more.

From The Chief Editor
Is National Logistics & Distribution Conference 2005 on your schedule? If it isn't on your calendar yet, you have four opportunities to catch this event in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, or Las Vegas. This two-day educational event will provide attendees with key strategic, tactical, and operational solutions for achieving logistics and distribution excellence. This conference is tailored specifically to supply chain executives who are focused on improving logistics and distribution productivity, profitability, and return on investment from capital projects. Download the registration form.
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Featured Articles
Order Picking For The 21st Century: Voice Vs. Scanning Technology
Companies continually strive to extract costs from their supply chains. Warehouse professionals in particular are constantly challenged to reduce labor costs, improve productivity, and increase order accuracy while streamlining overall operational costs. Submitted by Vocollect

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

Today's Warehouse
Thirty years ago, virtually every manufacturing organization looked at their warehouse as a necessary evil. It was simply a building to keep the weather off of the merchandise. As the warehouse has changed, so has the caliber and skill set of the people needed to run it. Submitted by Cornerstone Solutions

The RFID Tagging Guide: Secrets For Handling Difficult To Read Products
This 10-page paper deals with tag selection and placement (also known as SKU testing). Its premise is that physics provides the road map needed to create workable RFID solutions. It first explains the physics of RFID tag performance, then outlines a scientific method for testing the optimal placement of RFID tags on difficult to read SKUs (stock keeping units). Submitted by ODIN technologies

Top News Stories
M/A-COM Launches New RF Component Series — 'RFID By M/A-COM'
Infor Introduces AutoKnow Webinar Series
Featured Products
PowerScan RF Industrial Bar Code Scanners
Utilizing the latest in radio frequency (RF) technology, the PowerScan RF has a range of up to 150'/46 m. This allows you the freedom to scan pallets at the other end of the loading dock or boxes at the end of a warehouse aisle up to 150'/46 m from your host terminal. Download the complete product sheet now.

Dolphin 9500 Series Mobile Computers
Dolphin 9500 Series mobile computers deliver unparalleled performance and value for all mobile data collection applications. Their lightweight, ergonomic, and rugged designs provide 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 a little about your mobile applications and we will show you how Hand Held Products can help.

Vendor Compliance Monitoring
TSi Logistics has developed a dynamic vendor compliance process that compares freight bills from your vendor community to that of your routing and purchase order requirements to determine conformance to your specific business rules. Evaluating compliance processes? Not sure where to start? Click here and tell us about your compliance issues.

Transportation Management Software
IOgistics' Transportation Management System, ShipIO, has been designed with companies like yours in mind. ShipIO provides powerful rating and optimization features in a flexible environment all at a manageable cost. Request more information or receive a quote.

Featured Download
Achieving Measurable Results In Logistics
In today's environment, achieving logistics excellence has become a boardroom-level concern. The gap between logistics cost leaders and laggards is growing. Logistics performance leaders are building a significant advantage over the competition that leads to substantially better bottom-line performance and increased shareholder value. How are logistics leaders achieving these results? By unlocking the hidden logistics value within their enterprises and across their broader supply chains. Submitted by RedPrairie
Featured Book
Business Logistics, Supply Chain Management
Industry Events
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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RFID: What Are You Tagging?
This discussion focuses on the various challenges facing RFID tagging with respect to product materials and packaging. The technical parameters of tagging such materials as liquid, metal, glass, etc. will be discussed as well as an explanation of how the materials' makeup influences radio frequency tags. The Webinar will provide information on selecting the proper tag given specific material and packaging applications.
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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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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.
Trade Publications
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