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Interview: Tom Gibbs, Director of Worldwide Strategy and Planning, Intel Corporation.

September 12, 2005

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ASCET: Why does Intel care about RFID? Tom Gibbs (TG): Let‘s begin by saying why we don’t care: we are not making RFID tags. Our interest is really in all-autonomic sensor technology and its impact on IT architecture. RFID is an example of a device that can store information, and ultimately somewhere down the road, […]

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Supply Chain Collaboration Checkup

September 12, 2005

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Industry Takes Stock of Collaboration Progress Sam Walton stated that the more information a retailer like Wal-Mart can share with its suppliers, the more benefits both parties can reap.[1] Though most trading partners would conceptually agree with collaboration as a useful business practice, translating this belief into a well-defined, easily measured process proved difficult. For […]

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Interview: Oracle senior vice president Sonny Singh foresees an open-link, high-visibility supply chain network revolution.

September 12, 2005

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ASCET: What are the obstacles to achieving the level of visibility and integration in the supply chain that companies are working to achieve? Sonny Singh (SS): The three that are the most common are standards, technology and culture. Visibility brings a lot of benefits, but it requires standards. Rosetta Net, for example, works to promote […]

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The RFID Advantage

September 12, 2005

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Last year I wrote an article for ASCET that described the adoption of RFID in the context of other technologies that have struggled to gain acceptance before they take shape and deliver on their potential. It’s common with all technologies ranging from railroads to electric motors and is particularly common in information technology for hype […]

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Supply Chain Optimization For Retailers and Suppliers

September 12, 2005

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Founded by leading academics Dr. Marshall Fisher of The Wharton School and Dr. Ananth Raman of Harvard Business School, 4R’s cutting-edge technologies leverage their groundbreaking research to help companies such as Crate and Barrel, Linens ‘n Things and Footstar improve inventory efficiency and drive profits to higher levels. Profit Optimizing The Inventory Asset Retailers increasingly […]

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready to Enable Profitable Growth and High Performance?

September 12, 2005

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Growth is clearly back on the executive agenda. Yet executives increasingly find that growing profitably is extremely challenging due to the complexity and volatility characteristic of today’s business environment. Further complicating matters is the fact that, after several years of intense focus on cost reduction, most companies’ supply chains are operationally efficient but are not […]

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ActivCard: Identity Assurance and Digital Credential Management

September 12, 2005

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Company Summary ActivCard (Nasdaq: ACTI) is a leading provider of identity assurance solutions that when integrated into an identity management system, allow customers to issue, use and manage trusted digital identities. ActivCard’s products include software and hardware that facilitate the authentication of a user to a network, a system or applications through different security devices […]

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The Leading Transportation Management Network

September 12, 2005

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Nistevo is the leading Collaborative Logistics Network for transportation management, a hosted software service that enables manufacturers, retailers, distributors and logistics service providers to view, plan, execute, settle and analyze their inbound and outbound transportation. Organizations of all industries and sizes participate in the network to collaborate with their supply chain partners and execute more […]

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On the Map: Location Technology Goes Mainstream

September 12, 2005

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Business information analysis is at a crossroads. Saddled with an overabundance of data, corporations struggle to distill terabytes of information so that C-level executives and business process managers can make credible and effective decisions. Much of these data are associated with a location. Customer information files often contain a name and address; packages need to […]

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