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Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part One: Recent Annoucements
The fact that the size does not necessarily mean everything in the enterprise applications space might be proven by Provia, which certainly still continues to

kpi rfid  entire supply chain and KPI measurements. The product has an engine for monitoring the escalation of events and non-events (i.e., events or activities that did not happen, but were supposed to). The event management in ViaView automatically searches for a pattern of repetitive events throughout the day/week/month. When trends or patterns are discovered, ViaView creates alert messages notifying the appropriate parties. In addition to event management, ViaView also includes event escalation, with which, in

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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There Is No Execution without Integration


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kpi rfid  Class manufacturers. Implement dashboard KPI visibility technology. Best in Class manufacturers start by measuring just a few major KPIs such as Throughput or On Time Delivery, but this is not where Best in Class manufacturers stop. Industry Average firms looking to follow the lead of Best in Class manufacturers and leap into this performance category should consider measuring one or two additional KPIs; suitable options include manufacturing cycle time, product quality, and OEE (Overall Equipment Read More

Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools


Tools under the business intelligence (BI) umbrella combine to convert data into information, and information into decisions for action. Dashboards and scorecards are two such tools. Though often confused, they have functional difference, especially in modern BI suites.

kpi rfid  technology; data mining, digital cockpits, and dashboards to portals and other broadcasting tools. These all have has a common aim to provide more timely information, filtered for importance and in a context that supports better decision-making. Nowadays, popular uses of BI include management dashboards and balanced scorecards, collaborative applications, workflows and alerts, analytics, enterprise reporting, financial reporting, and customer and partner extranets. These solutions, some of which will be Read More

Has SAP Nailed Plant Level Leadership with Lighthammer?


The acquisition of the formerly loyal composite applications partner Lighthammer bolsters SAP's capabilities of connectivity and visibility into manufacturing plant performance. However, it does not, at this stage, provide much added industry-specific shop-floor functionality per se.

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Why Are CRM and Analytics Intrinsically Connected?


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Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts


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kpi rfid  of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. Read More

RFID Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned


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kpi rfid  Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned Challenges Radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone's lips and every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready (see RFID—A New Technology Set to Explode? ). Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a privately-held provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions, too can tout the results of its RFID endeavors, as it has already put much effort in terms of Read More

Why Midsize Companies Need Business Intelligence Solutions in This Uncertain Economy


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Active RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management


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The Three Rs of RFID: Rewards, Risk, and ROI


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A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey


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kpi rfid  How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey A best practice approach to a radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation suggests that, as a preparatory task, a site survey be completed beforehand. A site survey will identify issues and hurdles to an RFID implementation, and suggest helpful, industry-proven techniques to solve these problems. The equipment, connection procedures, and methodology, as well as a list of tips for completing a site survey, are explored in this second Read More

When will RFID Hit Main Street?


The desire for improved visibility, tracking, etc. stands out as a critical issue to global firms. Most firms don't know how to get started. But as the cultural knowledge begins to spread, training comes on-line, and success stories start to get out.

kpi rfid  will RFID Hit Main Street? When will RFID Hit Main Street? Featured Author - Ann Grackin - June 28, 2005 Introduction Every week on the speaking circuit I am asked this question by users and technology firms: When will we see mass adoption of RFID? I have a date. But I think I will teach you to bake bread, rather than feeding you toast! The way to proceed is to just look at the forces that can inhibit or accelerate RFID technology adoption and market growth. Inhibitors First, there are manufacturing Read More

The Supply Chain of Sitcoms-Enhanced with Radio Frequency Identification


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kpi rfid  Supply Chain of Sitcoms-Enhanced with Radio Frequency Identification Introduction A few evenings ago I took a break from my latest research project to channel surf, and happened upon reruns of Cheers, Laverne and Shirley, and Green Acres. And, since my latest research project is centered around the impact that radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can have upon the customer experience, it was totally logical that I began to imagine what these sitcoms might look like today if they were RFID Read More