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Grocery Coop Goes to Voice Warehouse Picking

Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), the second largest grocery cooperative in the nation, has implemented a voice-directed distribution system, an integrated software and hardware solution, in its 1,000,000 square-foot Kansas City, Kan. facility, replacing both paper ...
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MDM Radar Scan 3404

RFID realities put in contextWhen a major consulting firm throws cool water on the top hype topic of the day, it's worth noting. A.T. Kearney presents a rational analysis of the scramble that WalMart kicked ...
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Comergent acquires Profile Systems

Comergent Technologies, Inc., Redwood City, CA, has acquired Profile Systems, Inc., West Springfield, MA, developer of product information and inventory management software solutions for business-to-business e-business. The deal pairs Comergent's strengths in e-catalogs and sales/order ...
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Verticalnet buys Tigris, adds SCM consulting services

Verticalnet, Malvern, PA, is adding supply chain management consulting services to its capabilities in e-procurement and spend analysis software tools with the acquisition of Tigris Corp., a privately-held strategic sourcing and supply chain consultancy based ...
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Online Auctions Are Here To Stay

Distributors must use counter tactics and focus on renewal strategies to avoid becoming undifferentiated suppliers.
Reverse auctions represent a sourcing strategy many distributors will be forced to cope with in the coming years ' a situation likely to upset many wholesale distribution executives. This conclusion comes from the new ...
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Grainger Outlines IT & Logistics Focus

Company accelerates SAP install after major glitches
The last issue of MDM provided a summary of W.W. Grainger's 2004 strategy and its new focus on raising local customer service levels by adding more inventory into targeted markets. This article presents details on ...
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MDM Radar Scan 3401

Distribution's value to Amazon.comAmazon.com had to develop a hybrid fulfillment and procurement model where it purchases both from manufacturers and from distributors to be able to offer universal product selection and to conduct inventory turns ...
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Two key issues for 2004

The lead article in this issue addresses reverse auctions and the impacts ahead on distributors. The article also points to two key issues for 2004 in this rebuilding economy: internal cost management and building your ...
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3M to Acquire HighJump Software

3M, St. Paul, MN, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire HighJump Software Inc., a provider of supply chain execution software and solutions, including related trademarks and patents. The software company, known for its ...
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Web Integration for Legacy Systems

There are trade-offs and compromises to integrating Web capabilities into your legacy system. If you're looking to build more than "brochureware," here's a simple guide to evaluate how complex your Web solution may need to ...
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