Sunday, December 24, 2006

Web 2.0 Services and the "New" Supply Chain

Strong interest in the many new Web 2.0 platforms and services will set the perfect backdrop for enhanced 3PL logistics offerings. Web 2.0 has been defined as a global platform of reusable services and data. This information is consumed and integrated from counteless sources, particularly user generated areas.

Regarding 3PL, user-generated data includes warranty information, product lifestyle pedigrees and track & trace capabilities that can be built-into leading courier shipping Web platforms. A great piece of this movement is the continuous and seamless updating of data -- rapidly, combined with rich and interactive user-based interfaces.

Intellareturn Take: Intellareturn believes that the second generation of the Internet will bring about the creation of superior information models enhanced by radio-frequency identification (RFID) with forward-looking supply chain professionals that want and need to see everything at one time to make automated decisions. Courier services must re-think their traditional notion of bar code service for track & trace services, complementing them with RFID/EPC solutions to maintain competitive advantage while building new revenue streams for the demand-driven 21st century with its rapid product lifecycles.

Welcome 2007 ... we're looking forward to watching what the new year brings to the table!


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