Demonstration Center for Consumer Goods Companies
High-Tech Writers / Business Editors
Frontline International Supply Chain Week 2003
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 2003
Intermec Technologies Corp.
Jennette Seward, 425-356-1747
Anna Umphress, 404-652-4627
-- Builds on companies' experience in RFID solutions
-- Center to help companies understand how to meet retailers'
Intermec Technologies Corp. and Georgia-Pacific Packaging today
announced a new initiative to illustrate the capabilities of RFID
technology in a variety of supply chain scenarios.
Georgia-Pacific Packaging and Intermec will demonstrate a model of
the technology next week at the EPC Symposium and in Intermec's booth
(#1000) at Frontline's International Supply Chain Week in Chicago.
Georgia-Pacific Packaging will supply corrugated boxes with enabled
read/write Intellitag(R) RFID inserts. This current combination of
packaging and technology is intended to meet the requirements
established by major national and international retailers for
RFID-enabled cases and pallets.
Intermec is supplying its Intellitag RFID technology for use in
Georgia-Pacific Packaging's Norcross, Ga., research and development
facility, which recently was remodeled into a state-of-the-art
customer solution center. The arrangement leverages the experience of
Intermec and Georgia-Pacific and they will work together to generate
RFID solutions and to support international RFID standards. It will
provide an environment that enables the testing of the technology in
many real world supply chain applications.
"Our goal is to take the lead in bringing clarity and focus to the
strategic direction needed to achieve an RFID-enabled supply chain,"
said James Dallas, vice president, Information Technology for Georgia
Pacific. "Intermec solutions support our focus on innovation and on
the value we add to our customers and our shareholders."
The Intermec/Georgia-Pacific model will support all levels of case
and pallet tracking at distribution centers and in the stores via a
variety of systems. These include portal readers for dock doors, fixed
readers for high-speed conveyors and forklifts, and wireless Pocket
PC-based handheld computers to read cases moving from receiving to the
"Intermec's partnership with Georgia-Pacific will show companies
how they can integrate RFID technology into their current supply chain
management systems in ways that meet Wal-Mart's requirements," said
Intermec Vice President Scott Medford. "Intermec's Intellitag
technology supports international RFID standards, so companies can
confidently invest today to reap the long-term business advantages
Intellitag's read/write capabilities provide greater flexibility
in managing data throughout the supply chain. Its data storage can be
written to thousands of times at any step in the process with any
data-numbering requirements or track and trace codes.
Intellitag RFID technology already is at work throughout the world
in wide-ranging applications, from providing inventory and pallet
tracking in Metro AG's Future Store in Germany to increasing levels of
access control at U.S. border crossings. Intermec offers a complete,
integrated line of RFID products for virtually any supply chain
application, including tags and inserts, fixed and handheld readers,
and integration and support services.
Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's
leading manufacturers of tissue, packaging, paper, building products,
pulp and related chemicals. With 2002 annual sales of more than $23
billion, the company employs approximately 61,000 people at 400
locations in North America and Europe. Its familiar consumer tissue
brands include Quilted Northern(R), Angel Soft(R), Brawny(R),
Sparkle(R), Soft 'n Gentle(R), Mardi Gras(R), So-Dri(R), Green
Forest(R) and Vanity Fair(R), as well as the Dixie(R) brand of
disposable cups, plates and cutlery. Georgia-Pacific's building
products business has long been among the nation's leading suppliers
of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and
large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers. For more information, visit
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a
leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development,
manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data
collection, Intellitag(R) RFID (radio frequency identification) and
mobile computing systems. The company's products and services are used
by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and
responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management
and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.
To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec's
technologies and services, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001
36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203 USA; telephone 800-347-2636; or
visit Intermec's web site at www.intermec.om. To learn more about
UNOVA, visit www.unova.com.
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