the UK's newest centre for logistics & supply chain management education. 13 March 2008 – Toshiba has announced that it has become a technology partner of The University of Hull Logistics Institute. A collaborative venture between Hull University's Business School and Department of Engineering, the institute, which officially opened this month, is one of the few purpose-built, dedicated centres for logistics and supply chain management education and development in the world.
With the growing importance of logistics and supply chain management, the Logistics Institute is committed to working with industry to improve skills, knowledge and efficiency in the supply, production and transportation of products, services and information flows.
Uniquely positioned to combine academic expertise with proven commercial
knowledge the institute is able to deliver leading edge applied research and share best practice to produce measurable results. By partnering with pioneering technology companies like Toshiba, the institute is able to demonstrate an extensive pedigree in emerging technologies such as Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC), item attendant data and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
Onsite demonstrations within the institute's Technology Showcase area will include Toshiba's innovative SX range of RFID printers, which allows users to successfully print label information straight onto RFID tags. This innovative engineering process known as SPRINT™ (Short Pitch RFID Encoding Technology) is a major technology break-through and will bring cost effective solutions for RFID projects, removing the need to insert tags into labels which adds significant costs in the conversion process.
The Technology Showcase at the Logistics Institute is a long-term exhibition space available to partner companies, and facilitates the demonstration of technology offerings within an atmosphere of innovation.
The state-of-the-art facilities and world-class team at the Logistics Institute will enable the Humber region to compete on an international level as it strives to become a global logistics hub offering sustainable distribution.
About TOSHIBA TEC
TOSHIBA TEC Europe (TERIS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of barcode printers, point of sale systems, cash registers, scales, peripherals and software information systems throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As a total solution provider, TOSHIBA TEC Europe offers a complete package from consulting and system design to system
installation, operation and maintenance.
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium TERIS has three divisions: the Retail division; the Auto ID division and the Services division.
TERIS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the sixth largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 72nd largest company in terms of sales.
Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 7th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Fiscal year revenue in 2005 was approximately $54.5 billion.
TOSHIBA TEC Europe Retail Information Systems
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