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RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part One: RFID Technology
For retailers and the other vertical industries, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags present enormous opportunities to improve supply chain operations

the rfid of wal mart scm  vendors to jump on the RFID bandwagon, there has naturally been a type of vendors' public relations (PR) war-of-words (as well as of true actions) in their zeal to portray themselves as an RFID thought leader of any sort. However, while customers should be encouraged by the apparent interest of vendors and their commendable moves, which speak volumes about the technology's prospects, customers should note that many vendors' PRs, after cutting through customary hyped-up rhetoric, merely have trial, Read More...
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RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations
Radio frequency identification or RFID has a potential of becoming a new technology inflection point. It can be a missing piece in the long-lasting puzzle of

the rfid of wal mart scm  regulation that would demand the RFID tags be destroyed once the customer leaves the shop. Logically, this will be a far cry from a minor development project that can be completed in a few months or weeks. It will take months and years to asses how RFID will affect the manufacturing and shipping operations and IT systems to bring software up to a pilot stage, and after that, years of fine-tuning and IT system development to fully realize the gains in operational efficiency that the technology promises. Read More...
RFID - Myth versus Reality
The hype around the adoption of RFID as the 'hot new technology' continues. The reality is that RFID, despite the fact that this is a relatively mature

the rfid of wal mart scm  events—RFID Live, hosted by the RFID Business Journal in Chicago in April—was reminiscent of the techno buzz and media fest' of the late 1990s—the days of the e-bubble! Walking through the exhibit area, it was apparent that the concept of RFID had been firmly embraced by the providers of systems, services, and appliances that support the activities of supply chain management (SCM). New labels and solution descriptions have been applied to the providers of e-commerce offerings. Promises of supply Read More...
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

the rfid of wal mart scm  cases by 2006. Thus, the RFID technology has so far seen only early adoption, mainly with passive RFID tags applied on cases and pallets, while the communication will for some time remain only point-to-point between a supplier and an end retailer. This is given that the full EPC Network , (which will be described in more detail later in this article), will not be in place by 2005. Consequently, traditional RF terminals will still be used and bar codes are not going to be discontinued in the foreseeable Read More...
Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Four: Global Availability
For Provia, the ability to increase the awareness of the company's supply chain execution (SCE) solution for a global audience through the company's long

the rfid of wal mart scm  software solutions, naturally feels the time has come for it to be more vocal about its RFID endeavors, albeit after it has already put so much effort in terms of the proof of concept in the field. Most recently, at the end of May, Provia announced at the Distribution/Computer Expo 2004 in Chicago, Illinois (US) that its ViaView event/alert management and decision support product plays a key role in offering visibility to supply chain data for companies supplying RFID-tagged products to Wal-Mart and Read More...
Elementum Does Mobile End-to-end SCM
After about two years of stealth operation, Elementum, a novel mobile cloud platform for holistic supply chain management (SCM), announced that it has more than

the rfid of wal mart scm  and several major customers. The Silicon Valley-based startup has $44 million in Series B funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Flextronics (which was also the major pilot customer ) and brand name customers like Dyson and Enphase Energy Inc. Elementum is currently 55 employees strong and growing .   These days, shorter product lifecycles and instant consumer feedback are the new norm.Drawing upon his experience in supply chain and cloud computing, the company’s founder Nader Mikhail saw an Read More...
WorkWise's eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory
Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has

the rfid of wal mart scm  with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also a more efficient operation. Read More...
SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

the rfid of wal mart scm  Underlying these capabilities is the SAP RFID framework, which is no longer part of the SAP NetWeaver platform per se. Rather, within the SAP SCM suite, the SAP Auto ID Infrastructure (SAP AII) and SAP Object Event Repository (SAP OER) features are being used in a broad range of industries in item traceability scenarios. SAP touts a broad interest in industries such as life sciences, food and beverage, aerospace, automotive, chemicals and retail. Customers of SAP’s Supply Network Traceability solutions Read More...
The Versatile Group, Inc.
Founded in 1992, the Versatile Group is a privately held corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas (US). The company provides business accounting software

the rfid of wal mart scm  Inc. Founded in 1992, the Versatile Group is a privately held corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas (US). The company provides business accounting software products that leverage proven technologies. Its customers represent a wide spectrum of business and industries. Read More...
Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS
The advent of menu driven wireless web capabilities for SMS (Short Message Service) will allow carriers to offer their subscribers fully personalized web based

the rfid of wal mart scm  to wireless devices, announced the availability of Interactive Menus, a new capability of the TCS Short Message Service Center (SMSC) for TDMA, CDMA and GSM networks. Market Impact The advent of menu driven wireless web capabilities for SMS (Short Message Service) will allow carriers to offer their subscribers fully personalized web based menus for quick access to stock quotes and, bi-directional transactions such as e-business or gaming. The user performs the actual configuration of the menus, much like Read More...
Perfecting the Recipe for Competitive Advantage: The Chemical Industry and Adaptive Business Networks
Chemical companies are living in a new, more complex world—one that calls for meeting demand through cooperating internally, opening processes to partners

the rfid of wal mart scm  the Recipe for Competitive Advantage: The Chemical Industry and Adaptive Business Networks Chemical companies are living in a new, more complex world—one that calls for meeting demand through cooperating internally, opening processes to partners, suppliers, and customers, and developing newfound abilities to collaborate and change. In other words, the adaptive business network (ABN). But how do you create a successful ABN? And how does that translate into a competitive advantage? Read More...
Customer Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the

the rfid of wal mart scm  Maryland School of Medicine The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the company’s solution could also address its disaster recovery needs. By combining two storage technologies—creating a common storage area network (SAN)—the school has reduced unexpected downtime from hours to seconds and has saved thousands of dollars in hardware costs. Read More...
Training for the Many… Learning for the One: How Successful Organizations Recognize the Difference and Use Technology to Deliver Both
Winston Churchill once said, “Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” Formal training and informal learning can be

the rfid of wal mart scm  for the Many… Learning for the One: How Successful Organizations Recognize the Difference and Use Technology to Deliver Both Winston Churchill once said, “Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” Formal training and informal learning can be combined to create powerful education opportunities for groups and for individuals. Include personalization in the mix and you have a recipe for almost certain success. It sounds straightforward, but is the Read More...
Business Answers at Your Fingertips: The Real-time Value of BI
This Aberdeen Research brief homes in on the critical time element of a best-in-class business intelligence (BI) strategy. The research shows that top performer

the rfid of wal mart scm  Answers at Your Fingertips: The Real-time Value of BI This Aberdeen Research brief homes in on the critical time element of a best-in-class business intelligence (BI) strategy. The research shows that top performer are leveraging real-time of near real-time analytics to proactively manage their business and drive substantial performance improvements. Download this report for full details. Read More...
Justification of ERP Investments Part Two: The Intangible Effects of ERP
The intangible or non-financial benefits of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can be viewed from several perspectives. For illustrative

the rfid of wal mart scm  ERP Investments Part Two: The Intangible Effects of ERP The Intangible Effects of ERP* The intangible or non-financial benefits of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can be viewed from several perspectives. For illustrative purposes, the discussion will focus on the benefits for accounting, product and process design, production, sales, and management information system (MIS) functions. From the overall company standpoint, ERP provides a framework for working effectively together and Read More...

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