Sept 5, 2001: CME to present at APICS
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Commerce Events will be speaking at the next APICS Conference,
and present the merits of J2EE platform for creating real-time
event-driven collaborative enterprise applications.
Commerce Events will also be demonstrating at APICS an RFID-based
Warehousing solution, based on its real-time event-driven framework,
built on the J2EE platform.
Abstract of the talk
planning, forecasting and replenishment is critical for survival of
businesses. In the past, this has been restricted to the four
walls of the enterprise. As competition intensifies,
industries are aligning their supply chains that are competing with
one another. This has forced planning, forecasting and
replenishment to be collaborative in order to increase the
visibility of inventory levels, manufacturing load schedules and
distribution load schedules across the entire supply chain. Anand Das will discuss how J2EE supports distributed data flows and
distributed data repositories that provide tight synchronization for
all enterprise business processes including scheduling, purchasing,
storage, logistics, capacity, marketing and cash-flow planning.
Das will first
examine the component framework offered by Enterprise Java Beans
that enable rapid development and assembly of modular browser based
applications. Secondly, the role of Java Messaging Specification
(JMS) allowing loosely coupled systems within the enterprise and
outside. Third, he will discuss the centrality of the J2EE Connector
Framework for the seamless integration and unified view of security,
transactions and protocols over multiple disparate applications.
Finally, Das will focus on dynamic business process management as a
key enabler for nimble supply chains. Together, J2EE
technology and business process management provide an open framework
that empowers companies to easily manage, expand and change their
eBusiness strategies in real time.
Abstract of the demonstration
The demonstration from Commerce Events will
describe how the use of RFID technology, coupled with a robust
real-time, distributed, event-driven infrastructure can
dramatically improve operational efficiencies in logistics and
warehousing. Some of the key operational barriers that
are known to plague a typical warehousing facility are:
- Overages and underages
from the supplier
- Theft, etc.
The result is lossage and missed, late or partial fulfillments.
This also leads to discrepancies between the physical
and the virtual inventory worlds, that live in the warehouse
systems for months to come until reconciliation at the next
cycle-count which in itself is a hugely disruptive and expensive
process. Also these discrepancies ripple through the entire
enterprise, leading to inaccurate reports, wrong forecasts,
over-stocking, over-supplying, missed sales, etc. The
demonstration from CME will describe how RFID technology can
be effectively deployed to remove these barriers to operational
excellence and fully automate some of the key processes in a
warehouse such as Receive and Stocking, while at the same
time allowing human beings to get involved at any step
as needed. It will also show that using a distributed real-time
framework that combines domain-expertise with a process tool, how
effective and easy it is to associate business semantics with
RFID events that can be conveniently and dynamically tailored to
suit the needs of business.