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Special: Connectivity

A Roundup of all Supply Chain Connectivity Technologies

Comprehensive connectivity – from 802.11 wireless LAN technologies, cellular networks, Bluetooth. The various forms of wireless connectivity – Bluetooth for personal area networking, 802.11 wireless local area networking, and cellular wide area wireless networks for voice and data communication – are all highly visible and provide compelling business cases for many specific supply chain operations.

In this special we take a closer look at what wireless technology is being adopted, how it’s being used, and what benefits logistics professionals are deriving from their mobile investments either inside the four walls or on the road.

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Connectivity News

Ubisense’s ultrawideband (UWB)-based RTLS is the first to gain official authorization for deployment and use within China. (August 03, 2011)

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Logistics professionals are certainly moving toward mobile applications to improve overall supply chain operations, but just how fast is it happening? Our technology correspondent gives us a reality check. (August 01, 2011)

The acquisition will enhance Honeywell's existing capabilities in rugged mobile computing technologies and satellite communications within its Automation and Control Solutions (ACS) and Aerospace businesses. (July 29, 2011)

Listen closely and you’ll hear that voice delivers productivity results (July 19, 2011)

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A unique optical RTLS system has led to dramatic productivity improvements at Genco ATC’s returns center in McDonough, Ga. (May 11, 2011)

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The real-time locating system (RTLS) is an integral part of receiving, putaway and picking operations. (May 11, 2011)

Partnership with AiDC Solutions grows Sky-Trax network in United Kingdom. (May 09, 2011)

A new inventory management system allows whisky maker John Dewar & Sons to track the location of casks used in blending its prize-winning scotch. (April 28, 2011)

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Over the past six years, the tortilla manufacturer has rolled out a combination of wireless technologies—from handhelds, to wireless networks, to RFID—to automate transactions, track assets, and manage labor and inventory in its distribution and warehouse operations. Here’s how they made it happen. (April 01, 2011)

Purchase expands market reach and application software capabilities (December 21, 2010)

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