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Retail Technology Experiments at Metro AG
Last year, I had the pleasure of attending a Canadian retail conference where I was incredibly impressed by the presentation of Dr. Gerd Wolfram, the Managing

bluetooth rfid  their mobile phones using Bluetooth technology. In the CD/DVD area, customers can listen to selected music via a sound shower, which provides directional audio. There are informational robots that walk around the store and provide consumers with any information they need or just entertain kids while parents are shopping. Another interesting form of improved communication is stimulating the senses. For instance, the fish department of a grocery store will generate a lemon scent to tempt the customer’s

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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The Data Explosion


RFID and wireless usage will drive up data transactions by ten fold over the next few years. It is likely that a significant readdressing of the infrastructure will be required--in the enterprise and the global bandwidth.

bluetooth rfid  personal wireless , aka Bluetooth, as well as LAN and WAN, the people, the devices, the IT systems across the enterprise, and the Internet. Think small and really smart devices running complex queries and data management—not just dumb readers! Where Are We? Exodus . We are striking out for the core inventions and concepts into a creative land where everyone is in the act. With all these opportunities, we will get more tags and applications to use these tags. More demand will drive the creation of new Read More

Top 10 Supply Chain Technology Trends


You can’t pick up a business or IT magazine today without seeing numerous articles about the growth of mobile and wireless technologies. Why are these technologies so trendy? The answer is simple: developments in mobile computing, wireless communication, bar codes, and other data collection and communications technologies help businesses extend visibility and control over the operations that really matter to them.

bluetooth rfid  LAN technologies, cellular networks, Bluetooth Voice and GPS communication integrated into rugged computers Speech recognition Digital imaging Portable printing 2D & other bar coding advances RFID RTLS Remote management Wireless and device security You’re probably familiar with the technologies listed above, but perhaps not with the latest developments and trends. For example, did you know that practically any application can be easily modiied to accept speech input because of the recent development of Read More

Progress Exchange 2013 Part One: What's the Current State of Progress?


By P.J. Jakovljevic (see bio) and Bob Eastman (see bio) As it has been excruciatingly painful for die-hard Boston Red Sox fans to watch their moribund baseball team’s previous two seasons, it has been puzzling and perhaps also painful for enterprise software market observers to watch the coinciding self-implosion of sorts of the New England software vendor Progress Software Corporation. For

bluetooth rfid  for sale. Simplicity — Bluetooth was invented by Ericsson in 1994, but is today managed by a consortium. Progress OpenEdge will be a Bluetooth of sorts in the enterprise software platform market when it comes to openness and portability. Productivity —The challenge for Progress will be how to easily bring the product to market, given that taking years to design, write, and test code is no longer tenable in the software world. Data —Progress will focus on a platform where the complexities of not Read More

Supply Chain Network Visibility and Analytics


The complexity of the global economy is a powerful motivation for companies to look for new ways to increase efficiency and productivity. That’s why companies must have the ability to transform information into meaningful, accurate insights. Most importantly, these insights must be systematically interconnected, to align business strategy with tactics through a seamless integration of analytical, transactional, and collaborative processes.

bluetooth rfid  including bar code devices, Bluetooth devices, and RFID readers and printers. Event management software tracks and exchanges data through the various infrastructures across the supply chain, provides visibility across different companies and warehouses, and enables automatic notification of events. Companies that implement this technology will benefit from increased operational flexibility and efficiency and enjoy sharper insights and increased visibility into their business processes. Real-time stock Read More

WMS Helps Vehicle Distribution Company Improve Delivery


JM Family Enterprises knew there had to be a more efficient way to organize its picking, packing, and tracking systems. Because of the specific nature of its documents, it was vital they arrive at the correct dealership on time. In order to achieve continued growth, it would need an automated system. Since implementing a warehouse management system (WMS), the company has reduced its paper processing by 80 percent.

bluetooth rfid  Helps Vehicle Distribution Company Improve Delivery WMS Helps Vehicle Distribution Company Improve Delivery If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Cadence Logistics & Warehouse Management Software : This warehouse management system (WMS) transforms warehouse operations into fully integrated logistics and fulfillment business. By enabling a company to take orders from multiple sources, process them in real time with mobile, vo Read More

3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part One: Recent Events


It appears that instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some smaller, but profitable, undercapitalized, and undervalued warehouse management and supply chain execution vendors have lately found a shelter under wealthy, more visible parent companies with complementary products.

bluetooth rfid  Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part One: Recent Events Event Summary The consolidation within the warehouse management systems (WMS) and supply chain execution (SCE) market, which has long been predicted by certain pundits who also explain the various reasons why it has never taken place, seems to have taken another route very recently. Namely, instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some tormented public SCE/WMS vendors or smaller, but profitable, undercapitalized, and Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Eight: Challenges and User Recommendations


There are some indications that the main burden for RFID compliance will fall on suppliers, and not on retailers. Thus, these companies should start evaluating RFID technology soon as to avoid paying exorbitant compliance costs, in the nick of time or ensuing penalties due to their noncompliance after the deadline.

bluetooth rfid  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Eight: Challenges and User Recommendations Announcements These days when radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone's lips, and when every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready or is even convincing the market that its RFID-compliant solution is exactly what the doctor (such as, Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered the typically quiet Provia Software ( Read More

As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Two: The Middleware Dilemma, Partnerships, and What Next?


Given the pressures on radio frequency identification (RFID) middleware vendors, pure-play middleware suppliers will likely either diversify or get absorbed by larger companies. All RFID vendors, regardless of category, will tend to form partnerships to hasten time to market.

bluetooth rfid  Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Two: The Middleware Dilemma, Partnerships, and What Next? The Middleware Dilemma As the radio frequency identification (RFID) ecosystem evolves, it is becoming clear that not all of the position players are going to survive a shake-out as technologies overlap. One category in the ecosystem, namely middleware, is especially vulnerable. Forrester Research defines middleware as the platforms for managing RFID data and routing it Read More

Demystifying the EPC Global Network: An explanation of ONS, EPC-IS, and EPC-DS


As goods traverse the supply chain, various parties need to exchange information about these goods. This requires interoperability across the global network, creating the need for the EPCglobal Network.

bluetooth rfid  the EPC Global Network: An explanation of ONS, EPC-IS, and EPC-DS Introduction Many people don't realize that RFID has been used in various applications for more than 60 years. The vast majority of these were closed loop applications using active tags (think big, relatively expensive, reusable tags). But now the theme is worldwide open-ended applications of auto-id. Tagged products move across the end-to-end supply chain without the tags being returned to the source. Several enablers are Read More

RFID in Healthcare--A Whole Industry of Value


This article talks about recent and expected FDA regulations and how RFID can help meet those requirements while improving supply chain performance.

bluetooth rfid  in Healthcare--A Whole Industry of Value Introduction The FDA is not only responsible for the protection of citizens and consumers, but also is an active partner with industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, etc., in pursuit of industry best practices. $49 billion of imports of pharmaceuticals enter this country every year. The pressure is on from consumers and industry to protect their own interests. These represent sometimes conflicting goals of protection. Protect the consumer, Read More

At Last-A Complete (and Successful) RFID Implementation


A radio frequency identification implementation is a major undertaking for any organization—a project with ample risk of failure. This entire series is a step-by-step guide to the process, with this final part including a comprehensive glossary of key terms for better understanding.

bluetooth rfid  Last-A Complete (and Successful) RFID Implementation A successful radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation requires an organization to execute and follow through a series of phases. To learn more about the initial phases of an RFID project, please see Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification? , A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey , Radio Frequency Identification Implementation: The First Steps , and RFID Implementation: Moving Forward through the Four Read More

The Three Rs of RFID: Rewards, Risk, and ROI


Prominent organizations and retailers, such as Walmart and the US Department of Defense are taking advantage of radio frequency identification, which promises real time tracking of products from the manufacturing floor to the checkout terminal. Despite the typical risks associated with adopting any early-stage technology, the competitive advantage and bottom-line business benefits of RFID are significant to both retailers and suppliers. It can significantly decrease warehouse, distribution, and inventory costs; increase margins; and enhance customer service.

bluetooth rfid  Three Rs of RFID: Rewards, Risk, and ROI Introduction The promise of radio frequency identification (RFID) is every supply chain manager's dream—real time tracking of every single product, from manufacture to checkout. Compared to universal product code (UPC) bar coding, which RFID promises to replace, RFID proactively transmits information, eliminating the manual point-and-read operations needed with bar coding. This enhanced visibility could significantly decrease warehouse, distribution, and Read More

Jack Link's Beef Jerky Case Study: "Wal-Mart Didn't Make Me Do It" Part Two: An Approach to RFID Implementation


A four-phased approach allowed for the gradual assimilation of a new technology into the organization. Start small and feel your way, but think and plan for bigger opportunities. The benefits are gained and eventually the technology would be deployed throughout all of the manufacturing and distribution facilities.

bluetooth rfid  Link's Beef Jerky Case Study: Wal-Mart Didn't Make Me Do It Part Two: An Approach to RFID Implementation Approach to RFID Implementation Some companies want the benefits of new technology, such as RFID, on their timetable without a gun, loaded with threats of lost customer sales, pointed at their corporate heads. This article looks at a company that chose to get in front of the technology curve before the information highway passed it by. Jack Link's Beef Jerky , like so many small and medium Read More