One of many overlooked areas where manufacturers are finding real productifity and efficiency gains is in the Warehouse. Sure, Supply Chain Agility is key to the global recovery, but some companies are still not using the best technologies to address their business imperatives.
Cisco has most the best wireless LAN technologies available -- market gains and customer adoption shows that. But then I would say that wouldn’t I? Remember we do have the best people in Cisco in my view -- check out my last blog on Wireless Innovation to prove it.
But we don’t try to do absolutely everything ourselves. We recognize that there are other companies out there that have the same customer-centric focus that Cisco has.
Intermec is one of those companies. Cisco has been working with Intermec for years. We have joint RFID and Barcode based solutions and many of the Intermec devices are certified as Cisco Compatible interoperability tested. I recently met up with Dan Albaum, Intermec’s Senior Director of Marketing. Dan told me that the technology continues to evolve and told me about the events Intermec had set up to spread the word.
Intermec have recently announced a refreshed product lin and is running events in various cities, some events for Intermec partners to understand the value propositions for their customers, and some aimed at customers and prospects showing how the Cisco Wireless LAN compatible devices and end points can address their business care-abouts.
San Francisco, CA: 8th June - Partners: Register here; 9th June -- Customers: Register here.
Plano, TX: 13th June -- Partners: Register here; 14th June -- Customers: Register here.
Toronto, ON: 15th June -- Partners: Register here; 16th June -- Customers: Register here.
Houston, TX: 16th June -- Partners: Register here; 17th June -- Customers: Register here.
There’s also a great opportunity for Cisco resellers to learn about how Intermec and the Cisco and Intermec Mobile warehouse Solution can help them build their Manufacturing Industry practice on 23rd June (more info on registering for that webex event here).
We’ll be talking more with Dan shortly and letting you know more about the joint solutions, the Cisco and Intermec relationship, and the new Intermec offerings.
For more information check out the Intermec Partner Solution Profile, and the Solution brief. Let me know if you’re a current Intermec and Cisco user - I’d like to know your use case, and get your feedback on what else you’d like to see from the partnership.