Monthly Archives: November 2007

Seven Firms Establish RFID Consortium LLC

From RFID Consortium: “Seven companies from around the world today announced they have organized the RFID Consortium LLC to jointly license essential ultra-high frequency radio frequency identification (UHF RFID) patents: 3M Innovative Properties Co. [NYSE: MMM]; France Telecom [NYSE: FTE]; … Continue reading

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A New Look for the Global Supply Chain

From Thomasnet.com: “Managing a supply chain has never been so challenging. In addition to automation, data handling, lower costs and minimal risk, now supply chains are demanding substantial energy savings and a lower carbon footprint. The Wall Street Journal, validated … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart to Kick-off RFID Journal LIVE Canada

From RFID Journal: “Wal-Mart Canada is using RFID to reduce retail shelf out-of-stocks and improve inventory profitability. This is the largest pilot and deployment of the technology in Canada’s Retailing sector. Hear about some of the lessons they have learned … Continue reading

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Environment Will Drive Major Logistics Real Estate Shift

One can’t turn around today without seeing the growing impact rising environmental consciousness is having on both consumer choices and by extension business practices. As companies become more environmentally astute, either through brute force of customer will or in combination … Continue reading

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Which E-Commerce System Will Fail This Season?

From Slashdot: “”Every year, there’s some retailer whose e-commerce or supply chain fails. And it’s a big deal, since the holiday shopping season can make or break their year. The IT challenge encompasses everything from server scalability to supply chain … Continue reading

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Start Utilizing Facebook for Business?

Facebook’s been around for a bit now and has gone completely viral with the wired generation where all the MSN Live Messenger folks are morphing onto this new platform faster than Google’s stock continues to rise. Until now I’ve generally … Continue reading

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Is Bigger Better When it Comes to 3PLs?

With the ongoing consolidation within the third party logistics industry it was only a matter of time before the question of whether bigger is better when it comes to third party logistics providers. Of course you can’t stop these companies … Continue reading

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Strategic Site Selection: Warehouse Prices Growing

From: Strategic Site Selection: “Warehouses are filling up faster and prices for distribution centers appear to be stacking up just as rapidly as shippers look for space to mitigate risks of disruption to their ever-lengthening supply chains. But experts say … Continue reading

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Locking Out Thieves With Radio Frequency Activation

From DC Velocity: “Right now, Microsoft and other entertainment industry players have little choice but to spend millions of dollars on security each time they release a new video game or movie. But relief might be on the way. An … Continue reading

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Container Ship Collides with SF Bay Bridge

From Telstar Logistics: “At 8:30 am this morning (November 8th), the Cosco Busan, an 810-foot container ship, collided with the base of one of the towers of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while the ship was under the control of … Continue reading

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RF-iT and meco group Join Forces for Fashion RFID

PRESS RELEASE – meco® group relies on You-R® OPEN software by RF-iT Solutions GmbH – Two companies join forces to pool their vast fashion industry expertise (Graz (A)/Weingarten (D)/Amsterdam (NL), 8 November 2007) – Graz, Austria-based technology experts RF-iT Solutions … Continue reading

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RFID: Security, Supply Chain, Marketing & The Environment

Radio Frequency Identification continues to struggle to emerge from the proverbial swamp of technologies and take its’ rightful place as the next stage in the evolution of barcode product identification and EAS product security. Unfortunately this process seems to be … Continue reading

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P&G Selects Optiant For Multi-echelon Optimization and Inventory Placement

From Optiant: Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) has selected Optiant, the premier provider of inventory planning and optimization solutions, to deliver its multi-echelon optimization and inventory placement supply chain strategy. Optiant’s award winning PowerChainâ„¢ Inventory solution is aimed at helping … Continue reading

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Intelligent Freight Technologies and Their Benefits

US DOT FHWA: “The Office of Freight Management and Operations’ promotes the deployment of technology and the adoption of best practices to facilitate the smooth flow of goods on the Nation’s transportation system and across our borders. The Intermodal Freight … Continue reading

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RFID: A Threat to the Net?

From AIMglobal: “Even if we never see a full realization of the grand vision of “an Internet of Things,” where every item is RFID tagged and every tag can communicate over the Internet, the number of tagged items with a … Continue reading

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Global Supply Chain Visibility in a World Gone Flat

From Aberdeen Group: “Many companies still do not have timely visibility into the critical processes involved in global supply chain management, despite the heightened attention to this area in recent years. This often prevents companies from accessing information quickly enough … Continue reading

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Perfecting Perfect Orders Through Increased Visibility

Overview – Is your Perfect Order rate less than perfect? If so, what areas of your extended supply chain warrant the most improvement? Through Supply Chain Visibility solutions, not only can your Perfect Order Fulfillment rate be measured, it can … Continue reading

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