Newsletter | February 16, 2005

02.16.05 -- Prepare Today's Logistic Operations For Tomorrow's Wireless Opportunities

February 15,
This Newsletter is sponsored by:

National Manufacturing Week (NMW) is a truly unique, exciting industry event that covers all areas of manufacturing through eight separate, yet interrelated events held simultaneously and sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers. Industry professionals will need to attend this event as no other will encompass the education, new products, and networking of NMW. Register today.

From The Chief Editor
This year's National Manufacturing Week (March 7-10 in Chicago) includes an eight-session track on — you guessed it! — RFID. Within NMW's National Enterprise IT sub conference, this track spans Monday and Tuesday mornings and opens with a roundtable (8:30 Monday morning), discussing what can and should be done to put RFID to work in your warehouse. The panel includes IBM Global Service's RFID practice leader, Sean Campbell; AIDC industry veteran, John Hill; Zebra Technologies' RFID Manager, Matt Ream; and WMS vendor Provia's COO, John Pulling. Click here for more information.
Featured Articles
Preparing Today's Logistic Operations For Tomorrow's Wireless Opportunities
Learn how wireless communication technology is a part of the present and the future in logistics. Real-time communication and control is a market requirement. Wireless LANs have become indispensable for efficient distribution center management. Submitted by Intermec Technologies Corporation

Leading Retailers Rate RedPrairie At Top Of Class Among Retail Software Providers
RedPrairie Corporation, a global leader in supply chain technology solutions that enable business process transformation, announced that leading retail companies have rated RedPrairie first for "overall performance and ease of upgrading" among 100 top retail software providers in the fifth annual RIS News Leaderboard.

On Demand Trucking
Trucking in America isn't what it used to be. It's no longer the simple, straight-forward, easy to use, tech-free business it once was. At the same time, gone are the days of inefficiency. As we move rapidly into the "on demand" era of business where processes are ever-changing, systems are more dynamic, and customers are more demanding, changes to increase efficiency are occurring in all aspects of all businesses. Trucking is no exception. Submitted by IBM

Continuous Improvement At Leviton: A Long-Term Testament To ROI
Leviton recently implemented a controlled reduction of system lead time and safety time settings; resulting in a 10 percent reduction in inventory in a 6-week period. In addition, the company expects to save thousand of dollars by shifting on-hand stock for heavy items with uneven demand to save overnight shipping costs. Submitted by Demand Solutions

Top News Stories
O'Reilly Automotive Standardizes On Vocollect Voice-Directed Work Solution
Briggs & Stratton Achieves 20% Productivity Improvement With RedPrairie's Productivity Management Solution
Featured Products
Oracle Demand Planning
Oracle Demand Planning enables companies to collaborate across their extended supply chains in Internet time. Collaborative forecasting results in improved demand visibility, which is an imperative for all e-businesses. Request a quote today.

Warehouse Management
While embracing evolving technologies, MARC Global delivers a highly configurable WMS solution that ensures outstanding inventory management capabilities, process integrity, and superior communications and tracking throughout the supply chain, providing customers in high integrity and highly regulated industries with a competitive advantage. Evaluating WMS solutions? Tell us about it.

Demand Solutions Forecast Management
DS Forecast Management (DS FM) is the forecasting engine and data warehouse of choice for effective supply chain management. By providing an easy-to-understand window to your inventory and production conditions, sales and production personnel are free to concentrate on maximizing profits. Tell us about your supply chain management issues and we will show you how this forecasting solution can help.

Dolphin 7900 Series Mobile Computers
To provide seamless data and voice connection between you and your mobile workers, the Dolphin 7900 features an integrated triple-radio design for Wireless Full Area Networking (WFAN). Request a quote by telling us a little about your wireless initiatives.

Searching for TMS solutions?
Click here.
Featured Download
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
Featured Book
Fleet Management And Logistics
Industry Events
Think Inside The Box! Keys To Increasing SMB Revenue
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
11:00 A.M. Pacific / 2:00 P.M. Eastern

Join this Webinar to learn Intermec's solutions for the small to midsize market.

Automated bar code data collection can help companies improve productivity and profits. And getting started is more cost-efficient and easier than you think.
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.
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
Training Resources
Thinking About Continuing Your Education?

Let us help you find the right school. Whether you would like to get an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree we can help you pinpoint which schools to choose from. For further details, visit here.
Trade Publications
Browse from the extensive list of complimentary trade publications. Visit here for more information.