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Technology & Software
- Agilisys Inc., (ERP wholesale/manufacturing) is
pleased to announce that it has acquired daly.commerce (ERP wholesale).
will enable Agilisys to address the needs of manufacturing and
customers with complex distribution strategies and provide daly.commerce
with the infrastructure, distribution capabilities, and capital to
- Arzoon Inc.(SCPM) and AquiTec (WMS/SCM) have formed a global
alliance to deliver advance
supply chain management solutions. The combined offering will enable
retailers and wholesalers to share and integrate information from
legacy systems across their global “value chain” network into a single,
solution framework. The
alliance will initially focus on integrating Arzoon’s Transportation
and Logistics Management
solution with AquiTec’s Warehouse, Yard, Order and Procurement
Management Systems. The combined solution will enable organisations
both cost savings and customer service improvements throughout
their respective supply chains.
- BayStar Confirms Microsoft Connection to
SCO Investment. Is Microsoft SCARED of Linux? You
bet! Interesting news of Microsoft funding SCO, so SCO can sue & go
against Linux installations. Sounds like two bad apples (SCO,
Microsoft). Interesting article! See article at http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1547674,00.asp
- Cadre Technologies, Inc. announces
Cadence Mobile Logistics to integrate speech, bar-code scanning,
browser interface and text on Microsoft Mobile 2003 Platform. Cadence
Mobile Logistics (CML) will incorporate speech-directed operations
with bar code scanning and browser information on off-the-shelf
PC clients via a standard 802.11b network.
Cadence Mobile Logistics (CML) will enable mobile warehouse
workers to execute all warehouse operations within the Cadence Warehouse Management
System including receiving, putaway, picking, replenishment, kitting and
cycle counting on a single mobile computer, utilizing multiple modes
of communication. Cadre will begin deployment of the CML technology in the
3rd Quarter of 2004. The CML mobile technology will be the standard, fully
integrated mobile technology for the Cadence Fulfillment system
- CODEWORKS (WMS 3PL) announced that their product WDLS (Warehousing
and Distribution Logistics System) has added another billing structure
functionality that checks
both on-hand inventory and shipped inventory more than 30 days old.
This allows Codeworks customers to start reoccurring storage any
day of the month, yet create only one invoice. Normally, anniversary
takes many man-hours to accomplish. This new billing structure option
takes zero hours.
At the beginning of each of our customer’s billing cycles, WDLS can
check on-hand inventory and invoice for all inventory greater than
30 days old. In addition, the program can look at what was shipped
out during the previous billing cycle to see if any inventory was
more than 30 days old. Refrigerated product clients and other customers
who turn inventory over in less than 30 days can benefit from this
new billing option. Likewise, warehouse sales teams can now offer
their customers another functionality that allows the warehouse to
match billing structure to their client’s specific needs.
- Irista, Inc. (WMS) today announces
alliance with Versatile Mobile Systems
(mobile computing solutions)
to provide logistics management support using wireless
cellular mobile computing technology.
Versatile uses store and forward transaction technology to enable
Irista's logistics applications to transcend the physical boundaries
of a traditional four-walled operation.
- Standards -
EPCglobal has announced that it expects
to have the next generation protocol, now called the "UHF Generation 2 Foundation Protocol" approved
by fall of this year. The protocol will provide a common protocol
for a number of different classes of tags and will provide better
performance. EPCglobal announced that, once this next generation
protocol is finalized, it will begin work on developing a suitable
standard by working with the appropriate ISO committees.
- Irista, Inc. (WMS, TMS, 3PL) announces
the release of iristaWarehouse 8.5 - the latest version of this
warehouse management system. In response to direct
input from users, the latest version increases user configurability
while providing enhancements across multiple functional lines including
product attributes, inbound material processing, ASN receiving,
allocation rules, order process tasking, shipment execution, inventory
management, and web-based accessibility.
"The enhancements we developed for iristaWarehouse 8.5 are
based on input from our users in the consumer packaged goods
(CPG) and 3PL industries," said Dave Adams, Irista Vice President
of Development. Major enhancements to the iristaWarehouse 8.5
· Multiple units of measure - increased flexibility for
handling the same SKU from multiple vendors or co-packers with
varying packaging configurations or managing product changeovers
with new packaging;
· Dynamic inventory attributes - user-configurable definition,
editing, and validation rules to monitor inventory requiring simple
to extremely complex tracking like color, style, size, lot code,
· Rules-based ASN processing - increased user configurability
for RF users to preview, update, and execute ASN receipts;
· Enhanced receiving process - expanded capability to
maximize warehouse resources for receipt processing as directed
by the volume of orders, the makeup and configuration of SKU's,
and value added process requirements;
· User enabled picking strategies - users can configure
the appropriate picking strategy based on order, SKU, shipment,
and allocation parameters; new strategies include "perfect
pallet picking" for environments where mixed SKU containers
present extremely complex rainbow pallet patterns;
· CPG shipping capabilities - rainbow pallet container
labeling and flexible bill of lading structure to support CPG
· Increased inventory management efficiency - improved
efficiency for creating and performing cycle counts, inventory
adjustments, lot management, and product mixing that utilize SKU
class-based rule selection;
· Web user interface - major enhancements that dramatically
expand visibility to the warehouse's inventory, orders, workload,
and yard functions through a web-based browser while still providing
security for 3PL operations with multi-owner inventories.
- Kewill acquired TradePoint Systems LLC, a privately held company
specializing in global trade execution and management solutions,
supplying import, export, logistics, US regulatory compliance,
and international compliance systems. This acquisition supports Kewill’s
dominance as a major player in the global supply chain execution
- RedPrairie releases new solution
DLx® SourceRight, is a rules-based order
sourcing application that integrates multiple
host order management and warehouse management systems across
extended supply networks to determine the best location to fulfill
order or sub-order. The result is increased efficiency, more flexible
cost-effective inventory allocation, and improved customer service.
SourceRight provides user-configurable inventory allocation
customer requirements, distribution and supplier locations, product
facility characteristics, geographic proximity and other supply network
provides real-time visibility to current inventory across customers'
extended supply chains, it also factors in expected receipts and production
on a date-sensitive basis to allocate future inventory based on customer
ship dates. And because it integrates to WMS and transportation systems,
allocation algorithms can be extended to take into account factors
product aging and expiration dates, value added service requirements,
workload balancing, dock door capacities and transportation costs. DLx
SourceRight is a web based application.
- RedPrairie Corporation announced that Sears Logistics
Services has retained RedPrairie to develop productivity standards
and implement productivity management and performance measurement
solutions at 17 Sears
Logistics Services Inc. distribution centers by the end of 2004.
- Savi Technology (RFID) announced the
availability of major enhancements to the centerpiece of its network
platform -- Savi SmartChain. Savi SmartChain now performs
the highly complex functions of aggregating, filtering and translating
more volumes of data much more quickly from all types of automatic
identification and data collection devices (AIDC), including bar codes,
tags, active RFID, cellular and satellite systems. The real workhorse
of the SmartChain platform is the Savi Site Manager, which captures data
from all types of AIDC devices and incorporates local business rules at
key supply chain nodes, such as seaports, airports, railheads, distribution
and warehouse facilities or border crossings. The SmartChain Site Manager
features modular software adapters for "plug and play" integration
with AIDC technologies, centralized management of rules and requirements,
and the ability to filter and condition real-time data feeds so they don't
overload upstream or legacy systems.
Scripture to Ponder -
Scriptures to Ponder from prior issues.
"Don't let anyone look down
on you because you are young, but set an example (be an example)..." -
1 Timothy 4:12 NIV
Famous Quotes to Ponder -
List of Quotes
to Ponder from prior issues.
“A truth that's told
with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent."
- William Blake
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Websites To Check Out
Modern Material Handling - Good Article on Software Companies Merging
in the WMS and TMS Vertical - See http://www.manufacturing.net/mmh/article/CA386242&
Translate that Web Page into Your Language! - Check out http://www.systransoft.com
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