Jeff Morris

Get Ready to Negotiate: Wal-Mart May Be Flexible, Says Study

| Jeff Morris

Public reporting on the status of Wal-Mart’s RFID efforts has been highly misleading, according to an RFID Deployment Best Practices study conducted by the ARC Advisory Group (Dedham, MA). ARC talked to 24 companies that were actively investing in EPC RFID (Electronic Product Code Radio Frequency Identification), to comply with Wal-Mart

3PLs Gain Nearly Half of Logistics Budgets, Foresee Continued Growth

| Jeff Morris

American manufacturers are spending more of their logistics budgets than ever before on the services of third-party logistics providers (3PLs). According to the 13th annual study released by Accenture and Northeastern University, American manufacturers allocated 40% of their 2003 logistics operating budgets to 3PLs, compared with between 19% and 30% in the prior four years. Even more startling, 80% of manufacturers are also utilizing 3PLs to help manage their supply chains overseas. With this kind of growth

Avoiding WMS Myth-stakes

| Jeff Morris

If you’ve been searching for a warehouse management system (WMS), you may find it helpful to avoid getting caught up in the “big myths” about such systems.

RFID IOU: Be prepared to pay, and pay, and pay

| Jeff Morris

Think you’ll be able to get away with paying for RFID chips or tags and then be done with the cost of implementing this new technology? Think again. That’s the message of a report by Larry Shutzberg, CIO of consumer packaging, promotional display and recycled paperboard manufacturer Rock-Tenn Co., that appears in InformationWeek. While there’s been a lot of talk about the purchase of chips or tags as the chief cost of an RFID system, Shutzberg points out that implementing a fully functional system will mean multiple ongoing expenses.

RFID Adoption

| Jeff Morris

IS THERE A METHOD to the madness in the way RFID technology is being purchased and deployed? Apparently so, says a recent report from Forrester Research

Accent Grave

| Jeff Morris

Hello! My name is Kelly. I very much wanting to be help you. If that sounds familiar, and if your first thought on hearing it is, Yeah, right if your

IT $$$ +9% W/O RFID: AMR, NRF

| Jeff Morris

IT spending in the retail industry has not increased this dramatically since the invention of bar code scanners. So says Tony Friscia, president and CEO

Twice as Nice

| Jeff Morris

SURE, MCDONALD’S MAY BE DOWNSIZING its menu, but don’t let that fool you. When it comes to food, it’s unlikely you can have too much of a good thing.

Virtual Realpolitik

| Jeff Morris

For all the talk about the importance of the Internet in this year’s elections, there’s been precious little research on just how much influence the Web