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Thursday September 18, 2014 -- Published twice monthly.
 
Moving Off and Moving Up: Part 2
By Ann Grackin Thursday September 18, 2014
In Part 1 we provided an overview and some history of how the ERP market got to where it is today. We talked a lot about the ERP companies, so in Part 2 we will look a bit more at the customer issues and how these companies are addressing them. [ Read: Moving Off and Moving Up: Part 2 ]
Direct Materials P2P -- Part 6: Solutions Examples
By Bill McBeath Thursday September 18, 2014
A broad and diverse array of direct materials purchase-to-pay solutions are available to serve the different needs of various industries and companies. Here we explore examples of a variety of solutions available in the market. [ Read: Direct Materials P2P -- Part 6: Solutions Examples ]

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Technology
Highlights from AIM and RAIN
Leaders from the auto-ID and RFID community met in Washington D.C. last week, including holding the first meeting of the RAIN Alliance for UHF RFID (whose founders include Google and Intel). The Internet-of-Things was a key topic, but they also discussed a new color barcode standard, and more.
Thursday September 18, 2014   -   Read: Highlights from AIM and RAIN
Supply Chain News
Material Handling and Logistics Conference Flies High in Wasatch Mountains
Last week I attended the MHLC in the mountains in Utah. The higher altitude must have gone to everyone’s heads, since I have to say, the topics discussed were timely, on target, and often profound.
Thursday September 18, 2014   -   Read: Material Handling and Logistics Conference Flies High in Wasatch Mountains

Siemens PLM: Forging a New Foundation in Manufacturing Markets
Observations from Siemens Analyst Event in Boston.
Thursday September 18, 2014   -   Read: Siemens PLM: Forging a New Foundation in Manufacturing Markets

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