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April 24, 2004  Volume 4, Issue 1238  
Headline News 
    Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies
by Bill Friend
ERP software may fail to meet critical business requirements. When companies find that their ERP doesn't meet all of their business requirements, they should investigate niche software vendors who are focused on fixing fatal flaws. This paper discusses one of the potential fatal flaw areas in the CPG industry.
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    RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode?
Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations

by P.J. Jakovljevic
RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode?
Part One: RFID Technology

by P.J. Jakovljevic

Manage your Extreme Supply Chain with CMS' ERP solution: CMS Manufacturing Systems and IBM and invite you to a FREE webinar

  • You're a manufacturer and your customers demand rapid, flexible order fulfillment and flawless shipping accuracy.
  • You have strict compliance standards to meet, like QS9000 and ISO9000.
  • You pay a high price for not meeting these standards.

If any of these statements are true you know the importance of optimizing in-house business processes and resources, and better managing your suppliers. Learn how manufacturers use CMS to survive—and thrive - in this extreme environment.

Thursday, April 29, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (ET)

ERP for Small and Mid-size Manufacturers
See how Intuitive ERP is helping small and mid-size manufacturers improve productivity, reduce costs, and make better business decisions. With ERP, CRM, decision support, and e-commerce solutions to address business requirements across the entire enterprise, we'd like to show you how Intuitive's software system can help your company grow and stay competitive. This live web demonstration includes a comprehensive sampling of software features and provides background on Intuitive’s unique technology standards -- including our pioneering work with Microsoft .NET technology.

Friday, April 30, 2004 – 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET

Increase Warehouse Throughput with Web-Enabled ASN:
How to Provide Your Suppliers with a Cost-Free Solution for Producing ASNs, UCC Labels and More

Even though the advantages of ASN (advanced shipping notices) receiving are widely known, many suppliers cannot afford the EDI infrastructure that enables them. In this pre-recorded Webinar, you will learn how to enable even your smallest suppliers to create ASNs, UCC labels and packing slips using an on-line Web-accessed hub that connects to real-time order shipment information. Don't miss this opportunity to dramatically streamline your warehouse receiving process, lower the cost of working with formerly non-ASN suppliers, and increase accuracy of shipments and total network throughput.
Technology Selections: When an Ounce of Prevention ...
Buying enterprise application technology is a large, risky investment. Project failure is often caused by mistakes made in early phases of the selection process. This one-hour session focuses on a decision support system (DSS) methodology combined with knowledge bases that help users prioritize the best match to their system requirements. If you’re a project manager, IT professional, software vendor, VAR, consultant, system integrator or anyone with responsibility for buying systems, this on-line course is for you. Register at TEC Learning Center for this LIVE web course and obtain a first-time user discount.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 11, 2004
TIME: 1:00 – 2:00pm (EDT)
DURATION: 1 hour

MSI Technology Broadcast – Strike while the iron is hot
China is a low-cost supplier to U.S. companies, and manufacturers that source from China will enjoy a long-term cost advantage. Despite current interest, sourcing value-add product from China is in its infancy. If your company is looking to increase outsourced material spend, do you have the tools to manage potential risk, reduce the cost of quality, and guarantee customer value? If not, attend this broadcast on May 12, 11 a.m. ET, to learn about a solution that will do all that. Sponsored by Apexon.

MSI Technology Broadcast: May 12, 2004 at 11 a.m. ET

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Information Security Fundamentals
Danger within. Industry experts agree that in 2004 and beyond, hackers, viruses, and worms will increase both in number and sophistication. Security should be a prime concern for corporations and individuals alike. This program attacks internal security vulnerability issues. If you are new to the security field or curious about the issues surrounding data protection, this course is for you. Register at TEC Learning Center today for this on-line LIVE course.

WHEN: Friday, May 14, 2004
TIME: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
DURATION: 2 hours


Credibility Forum 2004
Selling and Marketing to The New Software Buyer

Buying software has changed forever. Vendors - are you ready for the new selling environment? Industry insiders discuss how sales and marketing practices must change to sell effectively to the New Software Buyer.

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