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posted in April 2005
Wal-Mart launches a service to let music lovers create custom CDs on its Web site
The supply-chain vendor is opening up its Web-based supplier network to companies that currently don't use its software with a new subscription-based service.
The custom CD music site is an addition to Wal-Mart's downloadable music site and similar to a service Starbucks began rolling out in October. Separately, RealNetworks introduced a version of its Rhapsody music service that will let nonsubscribers listen to 25 songs free each month.
GlobalNetXchange and WorldWide Retail Exchange expect to combine supply-chain systems to serve retail customers and 50,000 suppliers.
The retailer is using predictive-analytics software from SPSS to analyze sales data and offer optimal flyers and direct mailings.
Boeing and Delta will test how well tags hold up in harsh conditions
Target Yahoo Photos will offer more in the fall, letting customers order prints online and pick them up at any of its 1,330 stores.
Revenue in the United States for software, licensing, and maintenance rose 27% to 131 million euros, or $172 million, compared with 103 million euros, or $135 million in the year-ago quarter.
Boeing and Delta Air Lines are testing RFID tags on commercial jet engines to see how well they hold up under the extreme heat and vibrations of an engine environment.
New point-of-sale and merchandising systems are helping the baseball franchise speed fans through checkout lines so they can get to their seats.
Oracle provides road map and timetable for integrating Retek software with its own applications.
The school will examine business drivers at the facilities to gain insight to help Nike better manage production flow and work hours.
The collaboration will provide users of those technologies with better information management within the enterprise.
The IRS expects more than half of all individual tax returns will be filed electronically this year.
"The biggest challenge we've been confronted with, preparing for, and have every expectation we'll be successful in is how technology will dramatically change the way consumers worldwide enjoy entertainment content," says Bill Patrizio, senior VP of strategic sourcing and procurement for Disney.
Gentran Integration Suite 4.0 is built on Sterling's multienterprise services architecture and is designed to support multiple protocols, including EDI and XML.
This week, Impinj begins shipping RFID tags and readers based on the new Gen 2 standard, and businesses are already lining up to test them.
Impinj ships Gen 2 tags; Sysco and others deploy RFID-sensor tags to gauge temperature
Philips is shipping chips based on the new Gen 2 specification, which promises faster, more consistent read rates.