Monthly Archives: July 2007

Leverage 802.11 WiFi Networks For SCM

Everyday the number of facilities in the world’s supply chains with deployed 802.11 WiFi networks continues to grow. This is especially true in the case of retail stores which have become a hotbed for such deployments. So what’s to stop … Continue reading

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Supply chain lessons from the iPhone

From MMH: “Before the first unit was sold, Apple’s iPhone was judged a triumph of design and functionality, not to mention the cool factor. As with other hot consumer electronic products—think the Xbox, PlayStation 3 and the Wii—analysts expected big … Continue reading

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WiFi Real Alternative for Active Tracking

From Yahoo.com: “The large and growing installed base of Wi-Fi equipment means new opportunities for using Wi-Fi in unorthodox ways. One of the most interesting is the growing trend towards using Wi-Fi to provide real-time location services (RTLS) for asset … Continue reading

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Mobilizing Industry SCNs – Part Two

In the introductory article in this series, mobilization of an industry supply chain network began with the establishment of a group of likeminded individuals and companies followed by the creation and accurate loading of a complete product data catalogue. Now … Continue reading

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Is RFID the Missing Supply Chain Link?

The more I investigate and learn about Radio Frequency Identification technology, the more I believe that it truly is the “missing link” when it comes to management of the world’s supply chains. In 1985 the concept of Quick Response (QR) … Continue reading

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Facilitating Industry Supply Chain Mobilization

Over the last ten years the technology required to build future state integrated supply chain networks has emerged and matured to the current position of readiness. So why haven’t these networks emerged en masse and with greater effect? The answer … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Network Software 1 – RFID Readers

The first grouping of software functionality required to bring your supply chain network hardware to life relates specifically to the RFID readers. The three main functionalities are: – Reader Management software – Reader Identification software – Data Management software (middleware) … Continue reading

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Healthy Decision Making for SCM Applications

Working paper from Ehsan Ehsani of Supplychainer.com As business pressures on companies’ value chains have been intensifying during the last 15 years, we have been witnessing a movement toward implementing IT initiatives in supply chain era. The focus of such … Continue reading

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Optimizing Inventory Management and Supply Chain Finance

From CNN: “Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), has just released the latest benchmark report on working capital optimization based on a survey of 400 supply chain and finance professionals. This report helps companies identify best practices in moving from … Continue reading

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Setting Up Your SCN Infrastructure – Part 2

Software for your Supply Chain Network So after reading last week’s article Setting Up Your SCN Infrastructure – Part 1, Hardware, you’ve now got your readers and other required infrastructure in place and are ready now to install software, the … Continue reading

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