Chain Store Age and ChainLink Research of Cambridge, Mass., are hosting a Supply Chain Summit June 25-27 at the Claremont Resort & Spa in Berkeley, Calif. Designed for senior-level decision makers, sessions and roundtables will feature best practices implemented in retail supply chains to achieve superior results. At the Supply Chain Summit, ChainLink Research will unveil its landmark research project on the tangible benefits of RFID in retail including how to reduce costs and recognize multi-tier data sharing to enhance trust and reliability. For more information and to register for the conference, visit the Web site


Atlanta-based Infor introduced a real-time, Web-based solution that reinforces supply-chain security by identifying parties subject to government regulations, speeding the delivery of imports through U.S. borders. The screening tool automatically updates daily changes to government lists that identify parties restricted from engaging in international trade. The solution notifies users of possible supplier issues, provides a complete audit and history of shipment screening and enables the batch screening of customer lists, employees, suppliers and vendors.


GXS of Gaithersburg, Md., acquired UDEX, aU.K.-based provider of product data quality service. The acquisition builds on GXS’ offerings in data synchronization, enabling the company to validate the accuracy of product and packaging data exchanged between trading partners… Sterling Commerce, asubsidiary of AT&T based in Dublin, Ohio, acquired Redwood City, Calif.-based Comergent Technologies. Sterling Commerce plans to incorporate Comergent’s eBusiness solution to provide a unified, end-to-end order-fulfillment solution across the extended supply chain.

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