January 11, 2005www.logisticsonline.com
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Featured Articles
Achieving Effective Inventory Management
In today's competitive business environment, wholesale distributors face critical factors that directly affect customer satisfaction and profit margins. This white paper examines the critical business issues and shows how the MAS 500 solution can give you competitive advantages that empower your business to successfully grow and prosper in today's marketplace. Submitted by Best Software

Inc. Magazine Names Vocollect One Of North America's Fastest Growing, Privately Held Companies
Vocollect, the global leader in "hands-free, eyes-free" voice-directed work, has been named to Inc. Magazine's 24th Annual Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

On Demand Logistics: Taking The Guesswork Out Of The Holiday Rush
Many retailers and other services organizations are dealing with the stress of spikes in order volumes, execution challenges, and last-minute staffing requirements. At the same time, managers must also keep an eye on delivery economics while meeting the expectations of customers who become increasingly demanding. Submitted by Cube Route, Inc.

The Costing Game: Are We Making Any Money Doing This?
How often have you heard the question "Are we making any money doing this?" and the answer "I don't know, we don't have the data"? The collection of cost data that can be related to a specific functional area or to a specific customer is challenging for most warehouse managers and third party logistics service providers (3PLs). Submitted by ESYNC

Top News Stories
AGI Worldwide Completes Wal-Mart RFID Compliance Initiative
Texas Instruments To Provide EPC Gen 2 RFID Tags Based On Recently Ratified EPCglobal Standard
Featured Products
Retail Reverse Logistics Management
Don't let returns hurt your bottom line any more. With the help of GENCO's reverse logistics management system, you can run your return center at peak performance while tracking merchandise from initial return to final disposition. Browse the product showcase for additional reverse logistics solutions.

Intermec dcBrowser Gateway
The dcBrowser (data collection Browser) Gateway enables you to use standard Web development tools to create powerful new enterprise data collection applications. Unlike other browsing applications available today, necessary features such as scanning and printing are supported by the Intermec dcBrowser Gateway. Download complete product details.

Dolphin 7450 RF Handheld Computer
HHP's Dolphin 7450 RF handheld computer offers all the enhanced productivity features of the popular Dolphin 7400 terminal with the added convenience of an integrated, pistol-grip handle. Review additional handheld products available in the product showcase.

SURFCAM 2004
SURFCAM 2004 features new verification technology from MachineWorks, Ltd. The new SURFCAM verification package is fully integrated within SURFCAM and provides customers with visually-rich graphics and superior verification tools. Request additional information or get a quote.

Interlog Winter 2005
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.
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. Submitted by RedPrairie
Featured Book
Business Logistics, Supply Chain Management
Industry Events
The Manufacturing Imperative
Achieve the "perfect order" while reducing IT systems cost of ownership
Sponsored by MAPICS


Zomax has grown from a $27-million company with a single manufacturing facility to a $197-million company with 12 facilities in four countries. Amidst this growth, the company exceeded customer expectations even as it reduced operating costs and lead times, sped time-to-market, and improved business-performance visibility. Key to all this success is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that serves as a common technology framework for all of Zomax's business systems, allowing seamless integration and communication across manufacturing, distribution, and order management.
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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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