The article explores how the holiday season has evolved from excitement and joy to anxiety and materialism. The necessity of leaving a world free of debt for future generations is emphasized, and it makes reference to various pieces on demand planning and outsourcing in the most recent Parallax View issue.
RFID and related technologies (e.g. sensors, software)
RFID and wireless usage will drive up data transactions by ten fold over the next few years. It is likely that a significant re-addressing of the infrastructure will be required-in the enterprise and the global bandwidth.
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The extended Consumer Supply Chain is driven by serving the demands of the ultimate customer. Since consumers have no obligation to present forecasts to their merchants, that means businesses need to create ways to see and sense-in real-time, all the time-product consumption, as well as evolve their offerings over time, to continue to meet the needs of an ever more sophisticated and demanding consumer.
Many forces have converged to create a major restructuring of the global economy with unprecedented challenges for the unprepared and opportunities for the prepared. Virtual business models, far-flung sources of supply, labor and distribution, falling trade barriers and the Internet’s 7X24 global reach have combined to give businesses the very real ability to operate in any desirable market in the world. This opens up both new possibilities and new global competitors and challenges.
The Department of Defense recently embarked upon a vision for accelerating transformation of its logistics capabilities over the next five to ten years. The primary objective is ensuring consistent, reliable support that meets Warfighter requirements of end-to-end customer service.
RFID can help businesses create ways to see and sense – in real-time, all the time – product consumption, as well as evolve their offerings over time, to continue to meet the needs of an ever more sophisticated and demanding consumer.
What’s a Standard? There are lots of things called “standards” but they’re not at all alike…