Monthly Archives: March 2009

SAVE THE DATE: 04/14/09! Register today for an exclusive webinar to learn how our packaged solutions can help you cut costs and improve your warehouse & manufacturing operations within the year!

As a leading provider of  Real-Time Visibility Systems for warehouse management and manufacturing operations, S3Edge would like to invite you to a no-cost webinar we’re sponsoring with Microsoft on April 14th, 2009.


The webinar is titled:

An Insider’s guide to cutting costs and improving your operations with packaged solutions for Inventory and Process Visibility – How your company can create near-term customer value and strategic long-term differentiation by connecting your warehouse and factory-floor activities to controlling enterprise applications in real time


Who should attend?

Executives and decision makers responsible for Supply Chain or Plant Floor Operations in the 3PL / Logistics / Retail or Manufacturing arena & Answer ‘Yes’ to one or more of the statements below:

  • Direct the work of staff in an optimal manner
  • Ensure 95% to 99% order fill rates
  • Reduce labor costs 10% to 30%
  • Reduce or prevent errors during:
    • Data Entry
    • Receiving [Excess or Short]
    • Shipping [Excess , Short, Incorrect]
    • Inventory Movement
  • Improves pick productivity by reslotting warehouse inventory locations un real-time
  • Eliminate labor costs due to manual inventory
  • Reduce returns and charge-backs due to shipping of excess, incorrect inventory
  • Improve operating margins by reducing excess and obsolete inventory
  • Reduce time spend and errors from non-value added activities like SORTING, COUNTING, STACKING, EXPEDITING, CHECKING
  • Reduce customer violations
  • Reduce cycle times and errors during Replenishment by 10-20%
  • Get real-time visibility into job performance on the floor
  • Eliminate ‘lost’ , ‘excess’, or ‘incorrect’ parts via real-time Verification

Come learn how this this Webinar will help you experience immediate improvements and expense reductions by substantially reducing errors and improving existing processes in your warehouse / manufacturing environment – resulting in increased customer satisfaction / retention and reduction in labor + operating costs.

Where to register?

Goto the RFID Journal Webinar registration page [Click HERE] today and register for this great event with real end user value!


What additional value else can you expect?

Joining me will be Microsoft’s Director of Operations Excellence, Ingo Heel and we promise a high quality, relevant and valuable 60 minutes of real solutions for creating near term value with longer term differentiation for your business. We will also be revealing a special offer for webinar participants to schedule an evaluation of your warehouse / manufacturing operation to estimate the cost and the expected return of deploying a Real Time Visibility System at your facilities.

So don’t miss this opportunity to educate yourself on how to take advantage of our turnkey, packaged solutions to transform your businesses and if there are others at your organization that you feel would benefit from this webinar, let them know as well!

Look forward to meeting you on the 14th! 🙂






Launching Radio RTVS!

As part of our commitment to bringing RFID solutions (with razor focus on ROI) to the masses, one of the key things that I committed to the RTVS tribe is that I would  publish interviews / talks with industry thought leaders and customers from a plethora of backgrounds – on what they are doing, why it is relevant to our industry and how it’s going to shape or influence ideas and systems in years to come.

I’d like to kick off the first “episode” of Radio RTVS with the talk I did yesterday at the MIT Enterprise Forum; Was a really fun day (I got to hang out with Dr. John Williams who runs the Auto-ID lab and bounce a bunch of ideas of him as well as get his feedback on S3Edge’s 3 tier approach to packaged real time visibility systems On-Device, On-Premise, and On-Demand which was extremely +ve) and the 3 areas that I covered in this talk were:

  • The 3 tier approach to building repeatable, scaleable RTVS solutions
  • The role of cloud computing in delivering multi-enterprise visibility
  • A end-end demo for slide tracking in the pathology space [which is a configurable app atop our asset tracking / work-in-process application] with our h/w partner Magellan – a demo that brings the above 2 bullets together and showcases a hosted, ‘packaged’ / configurable asset tracking application at work.

So w/o further ado I hope you enjoy the talk below and if you want to see the last part of the talk – which is the hosted S3Edge application at work, drop us a note, or sign up for a demo through  🙂

Grab it off or view it at:

In terms of future talks, I have a few ideas of folks that I’d like to talk to on behalf of the RTVS tribe [I hope to be able to publish at least a couple per month] – if you have specific requests on subjects or folks you’d like to see on Radio RTVS, as always, drop me a line

Until the next show!





Hot off the Presses! First book on BizTalk RFID now available

It’s official now – Ram Venkatesh (S3Edge CEO’s) book on BizTalk RFID, which was co-authored with Mark Beckner and Mark Simms in now available on Amazon – no more pre-ordering, just grab it! 🙂




A great read (catch a sneak peak here), the book should serve as a great primer for users looking to gain a deeper understanding of the innards of the BizTalk Server RFID (Server & Mobile) platforms, while getting an in-depth look into creating and deploying enterprise scale apps for Real Time Visibility Systems (esp. mobile applications on hand-helds on the BizTalk RFID Mobile platform) – delivered straight from the experts mouths!

Want to pick Venkatesh’s brain on some tough implementation / architecture guidance issues? Drop us a line (leave me a comment or send mail to – we’d love to hear more about your issues, challenges, and any questions related to building and deploying applications on the BizTalk RFID Server or Mobile platforms.

With that I’ll leave you with a really small peek (a web exclusive for the RTVS tribe!) into what you can expect in the book – until next week, enjoy! 🙂





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