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April 22, 2004  Volume 4, Issue 1236  
Headline News 
    RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode?
Part One: RFID Technology

by P.J. Jakovljevic
For retailers and the other vertical industries, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags present enormous opportunities to improve supply chain operations, since real-time inventory control, tracking, and alerting capabilities could be very important advantages of RFID. As tagged inventory goes through ports, terminals, freight forwarders, and into a distribution center, the RFID tag should provide near real-time visibility of an item's whereabouts at all times.
    More TEC News
    Selecting and Keeping Warehouse Personnel
by Rene Jones
Cookie-cutter Solutions Won't Cut It with the Mid-Market
Part Two: Challenges and the Lower-End

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.

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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Selling and Marketing to The New Software Buyer

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