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Gem Plumbing & Heating automates field service: a New England contractor raises the bar on field technician productivity

Gem Plumbing & Heating automates field service: a New England contractor raises the bar on field technician productivity Peter A. Buxbaum The truth is that the average field service technician is only 50% productive. This is so of even the most successful field service contractors. “That means that half the technician’s time is spent traveling […]

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The great circle of collaboration

The great circle of collaboration The Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards Association has updated its collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR) process model. Gone is the nine-step outline for collaboration between retailers and suppliers–the model is now organized in concentric circles to provide distinct CPFR scenarios that meet different trading partner needs. This update transforms CPFR […]

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Inefficient procurement costs government billions

Inefficient procurement costs government billions Whereas the private sector has focused much of its supply chain strategy on reducing the cost of goods, government agencies have made satisfying procurement regulations their top priority–at a cost of billions in wasted tax dollars. A study of 250 federal, state, county, local, and defense agencies by Aberdeen Group […]

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Matrics Inc

Matrics Inc – Tech Notables Matrics Inc. has developed a high-speed RFID tag assembly system it says can potentially produce millions of tags per hour. The Parallel Integrated Chip Assembly (PICA), which requires less than 600 square feet of operating space, can assemble tags up to 1,500 times faster than current flip-chip solutions. Matrics says […]

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The TSR222 handheld data collection device from Northern Apex collects and transmits radio frequency identification tag data and connects to existing personal digital assistant /bar code devices or newly deployed supply chain-compliant solutions

The TSR222 handheld data collection device from Northern Apex collects and transmits radio frequency identification tag data and connects to existing personal digital assistant /bar code devices or newly deployed supply chain-compliant solutions The TSR222 handheld data collection device from Northern Apex collects and transmits radio frequency identification (RFID) tag data and connects to existing […]

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Going bilingual with multipurpose readers: the need for coexistence and the complementary nature of bar code and RFID will be more evident as the technology evolves. This will guarantee a place for multipurpose readers in supply chain operations

Going bilingual with multipurpose readers: the need for coexistence and the complementary nature of bar code and RFID will be more evident as the technology evolves. This will guarantee a place for multipurpose readers in supply chain operations Tom Kevan After 30 years of bar codes and with the onslaught of radio frequency identification (RFID), […]

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Partners …: SAMSys Technologies has signed VAR agreements with Direct Data Corp. and RF Technology Group

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Frontline Solutions > Oct, 2003 > Article > Print friendly Partners …: SAMSys Technologies has signed VAR agreements with Direct Data Corp. and RF Technology Group – RFID/ADC in Brief SAMSys Technologies has signed VAR agreements with Direct Data Corp. and RF Technology Group. SAMSys has also signed an OEM agreement […]

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International Paper rolls out RFID warehouse tracking: Electronic Product Code Technology used in paper-tracking application

International Paper rolls out RFID warehouse tracking: Electronic Product Code Technology used in paper-tracking application – RFID/ADC News Brian Albright A lot of companies are investigating how they can leverage RFID technology in the supply chain, but most industry analysts don’t expect widespread adoption for another five years or more. Some companies, though, have gotten […]

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Global data synchronization: economic survival mandates near real-time, synchronized, industry-standard item content among trading partners

Global data synchronization: economic survival mandates near real-time, synchronized, industry-standard item content among trading partners – Mandates 2005 Tom Kevan Despite hopeful signs, the economy is still experiencing some of the worst conditions seen in years. In response to this, companies are scrambling to find ways to optimize their operations and cut costs. For many […]

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Collaborative logistics: overcoming its challenges can lower transportation and inventory costs and reduce stockouts

Collaborative logistics: overcoming its challenges can lower transportation and inventory costs and reduce stockouts – In depth report: logistics Peter Strozniak Jeff Ramras, vice president of marketing and supply chain solutions at Applied Industrial Technologies (AIT) in Cleveland, is the first to admit that operating a collaborative logistics network is difficult. Even after five years […]