Softeon's Sponsors Web Videocast on the RFID-Enabled Warehouse Management System

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Softeon will be the lead sponsor of an important and educational Videocast April 27 on "The RFID-enabled" WMS, broadcast by Supply Chain Digest and The Supply Chain Television Channel.

Softeon, provider of the industry's most innovative software solutions for supply chain execution, today announced it is sponsoring and serving as the lead presenter for a new Supply Chain Videocast from Supply Chain Digest on "The RFID-Enabled Warehouse Management System."

The live broadcast is scheduled for April 27, 2007. Registration is available on the Supply Chain Digest web site (Supply Chain Digest), under the events section. Those unable to attend the live broadcast should still register now, and receive a link after the 27th that will enable them to view it on-demand.

With RFID compliance mandates from Wal-Mart, the U.S. Department of Defense, and others, the rate of RFID tagging is growing rapidly. Most companies have been using a "slap and ship" approach to tagging for now, with little or no internal benefits. But as the "tipping point" is reached and it becomes more economical to tag products in manufacturing, these companies will want to leverage RFID capabilities in their own distribution operations.

Softeon's advanced, event-driven WMS and Supply Chain Execution technology offers the capabilities required to utilize RFID in the distribution center. Traditional systems are not designed to react and respond to asynchronous RFID Events that can happen at any time during inbound and outbound distribution processes.

"Companies planning to use RFID for their DC operations need to understand the challenges and opportunities they will have in terms of WMS support for RFID-enabled processes," said Badri Devanathan of Softeon, who will be the Softeon presenter on the Videocast, along with Supply Chain Digest editor Dan Gilmore. "The WMS needs to be built to function in a much different way than those using traditional, sequential bar code-based processes."

Softeon's advanced Warehouse Management and other Supply Chain Execution solutions are RFID-ready right now. The Videocast will provide an educational overview of RFID-based WMS technology and requirements, and present a framework for companies to consider in evaluation Supply Chain Execution vendors with regards to RFID support.

About Softeon
Softeon (Softeon) provides the industry's most functionally rich suite of WMS and supply chain execution solutions. Built on an advanced, fully web-native technical architecture, Softeon's ELITE series offers a comprehensive yet modular solution for warehouse and distribution management, order management, labor and resource management, work order processing, and transportation management. Companies consistently find the ELITE series offers the most deep and comprehensive set of capabilities in the supply chain execution industry, supported by an advance and flexible technical architecture, satisfying both operations and IT requirements.

Softeon's growing list of customers includes such well-known companies as L'Oreal, Time-Warner, Matrix, DaimlerChrysler, Dietz & Watson, House of LaRose, Federation Distribution Services, Hoffman Beverage, the Internal Revenue Service, Reliable Sprinkler, and other logistics leaders.

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