Monthly Archives: December 2007

2008 Tech Trends: Freight, Logistics and Rail

From EDS: “The transportation industry, both passenger and freight, is in the midst of a major transformation due to the rapidly changing demands of the global marketplace. Consolidation, globalization and ever increasing service level requirements are demanding that companies become … Continue reading

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Eight Business Technology Trends to Watch

From cnet.com: “Technology alone is rarely the key to unlocking economic value: companies create real wealth when they combine technology with new ways of doing business. Through our work and research, we have identified eight technology-enabled trends that will help … Continue reading

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RFID Poised for the Big Time in 2008

From vnunet.com: “Next year will witness the spread of RFID applications into familiar, everyday settings, while consumer electronics, wireless technologies and security requirements will continue to benefit from the integration of RFID. These are just some of the predictions from … Continue reading

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Microsoft Set to Rollout GenNext Retail and Supply Chain

From Business Standard: ” Microsoft India is in advanced talks with 10 leading Indian retailers to roll out its next-generation automated retail tools. The latest from the IT giant firm will offer next-generation automated tools such as mobile billing and … Continue reading

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RFID Plastic Pallet Usage Growing in Grocery

From RFID Journal: “Several fresh food providers are beginning to use plastic RFID-enabled pallets made by Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) rather than wooden pallets without RFID tags. Thus far, RFID has helped iGPS better manage the flow of its … Continue reading

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Industry Experts and Supply Chain Innovators Share Business Strategies and Best Practices at JDAConnect 2007

From JDA: “Paris and London – December 17, 2007 – JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) today announced that its JDAConnect 2007 EMEA customer event, held November 13 and 14 at the Disneyland Resort in Paris, attracted a diverse group … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Logistics Recognized as Top Technology Provider

From Business Wire EON: “Blue Sky Logistics, Inc., a leading technology provider of real time, web-based, supply chain visibility dashboards, performance management and alerting software solutions and services, has been recognized as a top technology provider by Food Logistics, a … Continue reading

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The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

Somewhere in the back of my mind I guess I knew it would happen someday, but to be honest I hadn’t really thought that much about the potential of mobile robots being applied to materials handing applications in logistics operations. … Continue reading

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Green Supply Chains: Moving Beyond Logistics

From FT.com: “As companies start to examine the environmental footprint of their supply chains, attention has often focused on transport and logistics. But while the movement of products across the globe is one of the most visible signs of the … Continue reading

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Using Total Best Value Sourcing to Measure Procurement Results

Featured guest whitepaper from Procuri: It is undeniable that strategic sourcing solutions enable companies to achieve significant time and cost savings. In fact, automating sourcing processes and identifying new savings opportunities has become almost a standard in most Global 1000 … Continue reading

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Carbon Labeling Should Now be on Everyone’s Radar

From eMediawire: ” The latest edition of MIT’s Supply Chain Strategy newsletter, developed by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, suggests that companies should be preparing for carbon labeling. In response to the green trend of environmental responsibility, companies … Continue reading

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Ryder to Consolidate U.S. and International SCS Businesses

From Ryder.com: “Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) today announced plans to combine its U.S. and International Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) business operations to form a single, fully integrated organization to serve SCS customers globally. The new structure will formally align … Continue reading

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