Newsletter | January 31, 2005

01.31.05 -- The Four Keys To Operational Performance

January 31,
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From The Chief Editor
At its RFID Summit next week, the DoD will review its internal implementation roadmap along with timelines and requirements for suppliers. Like the major retailers, the DoD will be discussing its planned adoption of passive RFID technology based on emerging EPC Network standards and compatible tags. I will be attending to learn more about the DoD's ongoing use of active RFID technologies that support longer read ranges and higher data capacities.
Featured Articles
Provia Software Selected By Two Third Party Logistics Companies For Supply Chain Execution
Provia Software, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, announced that the company has signed license agreements with two large regional third party logistics (3PL) providers. Submitted by Provia Software

Radio Frequency Identification Tags For Tracking Plastic Pallets And Reusable Containers
This white paper explores 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

Example Of Detail Calculation Justification For Better Factory Execution
The increase in profitability that you can expect from using FACTIVITY due to cost-of-goods sold decreases, operating expense decreases, and sales increases can be significant. Payback can be measured in months for a typical manufacturing firm. Submitted by SYS-TEC Corporation

The Four Keys To Operational Performance
If you were to categorize your distribution or manufacturing operations, how would they rank? Are they world-class or middle-class? In the world of high labor costs, increasing customer demand, and tight budgets, the need for efficient production and timely order fulfillment is more important than ever. Submitted by enVista

Top News Stories
SAP Provides Safe Passage For Its Customers Running PeopleSoft And JD Edwards
LogicTools And PRTM Collaborate On Next Generation Supply Chains Through Strategic Network Optimization
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Industry Events
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.
2005 DoD RFID Summit For Industry
February 9-10, 2005
Hilton Washington, Washington, D.C.

Hosted by the Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Supply Chain Integration) and the DoD Logistics AIT Office, the 2005 DoD RFID Summit for Industry is the OFFICIAL platform for the implementation of the DoD RFID Policy and will offer a comprehensive 2-day agenda packed with industry leaders, early adopters and over 50 of the leading RFID solution providers.

For complete information and updates on the DoD RFID Policy, please visit:

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