March 23, 2005www.logisticsonline.com
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D/C 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. Meet the leading vendors of products for all supply chain applications including: logistics, distribution, transportation, TMS, warehousing, WMS, RFID, supply chain management, and much more.

From The Chief Editor
If you conduct business with Airbus and/or Boeing, and need to get up-to-speed on their plans for RFID, consider attending The Global Aviation RFID Forum in Orlando, FL on March 29-30. This event is part of an ongoing collaborative effort between Boeing and Airbus to develop common part marking and radio frequency identification (RFID) requirements as a means to drive standardization within commercial aviation. During this event, Airbus and Boeing will share their firm RFID requirements and the FAA will report on its RFID policy.
Featured Articles
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

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

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. Both began as relatively simple processes for reducing transportation costs and have evolved into mandatory components for a streamlined supply chain. 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

Radio Frequency Identification Tags For Tracking Plastic Pallets And Reusable Containers
This white paper will explore the use of RFID tags with pallets and reusable plastic containers (RPCs) to provide accurate tracking and reduce the administration time and costs associated with them. Submitted by Intermec Technologies Corporation

Top News Stories
Siemens Brings Logistics Automation To Direct Marketing Giant Blair Increasing Throughput, Reducing Order-To-Delivery Time And Labor Costs
Next Generation Logistics, Inc. Features FreightMaster TMS At This Year's D/C Expo 2005
Featured Products
IMAGETEAM 4800 SR/SF Industrial 2-D Area Imager
Whether your application is reading conventional linear bar codes or tomorrow's 2-D matrix symbologies, the IT4800 can capture them all today. If your application requires signature capture, OCR, or digital photography, the IT4800 can do it. Download the complete product sheet now.

Intermec 700 Color Mobile Computer
The 700 Color features a brilliant reflective TFT display that provides superior clarity and vivid contrast under all lighting conditions — both indoors and out. The 3.8-inch (97 mm) diagonal display, is 20% larger than most other devices on the market and lends itself to larger character and graphical applications, thereby promoting better viewability. Evaluating mobile computing solutions? Tell us about it.

Falcon 340 and 345 Portable Data Collection Terminals
The Falcon 340 and 345 are the most feature-rich members of the growing family of Falcon industrial handheld data collection terminals from PSC. They were designed for easy integration in the supply chain of companies involved in logistics, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and in-store retail. Download the complete product sheet now.

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 more information or receive a quote by telling us a little about the installation you are considering.

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.

Featured Download
Material Handling Vehicle Service And Maintenance — What Is Your Real Cost?
It's a very common challenge in every distribution environment today, "How can I make the most of my limited operating budget?" You can't do without vehicle service and preventive maintenance (PM), but you also can't overlook the opportunity to improve the value of your maintenance investment as your distribution needs and costs of service evolve over the years. Submitted by ESYNC
Featured Book
ERP Tools, Techniques, And Applications For Integrating The Supply Chain
Industry Events
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 (EPS), 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.