Supply Chain Solutions

May 11, 2008
A round-up of the latest supply chain technology offerings.

OATenterprise from OATSystems is a highly scalable management platform that provides real-time RFID visibility for distributed operations while simplifying the management and deployment of all RFID solutions, from single-facility to the largest enterprise installations. OATenterprise provides a single dashboard for deploying, monitoring and optimizing processes, data, devices and workflow rules. Real-time process management enables companies to track orders, assets and equipment and to address exceptions at any stage of the process, at any location.

Cornerstone Extended Enterprise from Cornerstone OnDemand is a software solution that delivers training, certification programs and knowledge assets to a company's extended enterprise of resellers, suppliers, distributors, customers and members. It includes an e-commerce engine that allows clients to charge for any of the assets available to its extended enterprise users. The configuration settings and business rules allow organizations to set prices by user group and/or individual asset, and provide full support for multiple currencies.

The HighJump Survey Management solution for direct store delivery businesses from HighJump Software provides a structured approach to the design, execution and measurement of field data collection as part of a company's overall market intelligence initiatives. It enables companies to monitor and make decisions based on product performance through the collection of real-time data. This provides visibility into items such as share of shelf space, utilization of point-of-purchase materials, pricing and promotions for proprietary or competitive brands. Collection of customer feedback is facilitated through secure completion of on-site customer satisfaction surveys.

Global Trade Management (GTM) 5.0 is now available from Integration Point. GTM is a suite of fully integrated, Web-based software products that provide consistent and secure access to information around the clock including: import/export management, global classification, C-TPAT, denied party screening, Free Trade Agreement qualification and duty deferral program participation. Supply chain compliance capabilities have been expanded to incorporate Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), product safety and social responsibility validation.

The Mojix STAR from Mojix Inc. offers the ability to read RFID tags, determine location, and secure and authenticate passive tag data in one multifaceted, multiple purpose system. Functioning as a single network element at the enterprise edge, a Mojix STAR system consists of one or more Mojix STAR receivers each managing up to 512 low-cost Mojix eNode transmitters, which are oriented to define the system's three dimensional coverage area. The transmitters provide energy to all passive RFID tags within their specified interrogation spaces, while the centralized, high-sensitivity receiver processes the resulting tag signals from across the system's coverage area, including non-line-of-sight tag signals. From a system management standpoint, the Mojix STAR receiver provides a single point of control for all its satellite Mojix eNodes, and a single point of integration with enterprise systems. It can verify 100% of tags in a pallet (or other 3D area) of RF-challenged materials using Mojix eGroup technology.

RedPrairie Performance Management from RedPrairie Corp. is a Web-based analytical monitoring and reporting solution that leverages existing information from RedPrairie's warehouse, transportation and workforce management applications to monitor, analyze and report on the key performance indicators (KPIs) that drive an organization's success. RedPrairie Performance Management for supply chain is compatible with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 and puts the data and business rules for business intelligence on a centrally managed server.

SmartChain 5.0 from Lockheed Martin's Savi subsidiary, leverages services-oriented architecture to provide a framework for integrating real-time data from all types of wireless technologies about an organization's business processes into its enterprise software systems or information services. The Savi SmartChain platform processes and transforms data into actionable information from any standards-based automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) technology, including bar codes, sensors, passive or active radio frequency identification (RFID), cellular, GPS or satellite communications system. Automated alerts of supply chain events and exceptions can be automatically transmitted to the user in a highly secured environment via the Internet, a cell phone or personal digital assistant .

Reddwerks v3.0 WPM (warehouse performance management) software from Reddwerks Corp. extends the concept of warehouse order processing to include replenishment of forward inventory along with new "process to ship" functionality. It can track orders being processed and inventory levels and automatically sends alerts to the warehouse management system to move stock out of reserve inventory before it is needed for order picking.

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