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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
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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 sys...
 

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How RFID Technology Can Enhance Your Asset Management Program
Even though the technology has been around in some form since World War II, chances are that you think of Wal-Mart’s supply chain initiative when you hear the

ce rfid  typically are Pocket PC/Windows® CE devices, which look similar to today's familiar barcode readers. They can be carried by personnel or attached to vehicles, such as forklifts. Once the RFID reader gathers data, the information is passed through middleware to the organization's enterprise asset management application (see Figure 1). As a result, the system may trigger an alert, release a work order, create an invoice, locate an asset, or do whatever else is required. Figure 1. Example of RFID

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) RFI/RFP Template

Tags and Data Storage Devices, Readers, Interrogation Equipment, and Printers, Wireless Hubs and Edge Servers, Application Network, Application Technology Get this template

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RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations


Radio frequency identification or RFID has a potential of becoming a new technology inflection point. It can be a missing piece in the long-lasting puzzle of squeezing excess inventory out of supply chains, but only when (and if) it reaches a critical mass of adoption and maturity over the next several years.

ce rfid  such as Microsoft Windows CE , SQL Server , and BizTalk Server for collection, management, and integration of RFID data. These partners also are working with Visual Studio and Web Services Enhancements ( WSE ) for Microsoft .NET to create Web services-enabled RFID solutions. The company plans to hold the first Microsoft RFID Council meeting in April and already has several partners, including Accenture , GlobeRanger Corporation , HighJump , Intermec , Manhattan Associates , and Provia Software, signed up Read More

RFID Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part One: Background


The goal of the pilot project was not to see whether RFID tags on pallets and cases could be read automatically (although one should not assume that it is easy to achieve), but rather to develop or improve the systems and business processes needed to sustain higher levels of efficiency and productivity.

ce rfid  to join the Auto-ID Center was part of an ongoing RFID project with The Gillette Company—a founding member of the Auto-ID Center. By working with Gillette on this first full-scale RFID project, Provia was at the time the first SCE vendor with real-world experience in RFID and at a Tier 1 warehouse environment. As a result, Gillette now has a distribution facility utilizing the RFID technology where Provia's ViaWare WMS has been used for some time to track and monitor RFID tags on select products as Read More

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.

ce rfid  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 Read More

RFID Implementation: Moving Forward through the Four Phases


Implementation of a radio frequency identification system is best approached in four phases to ensure its success. Discussed here are the second and third phases, which deal with testing and validation, and the importance of setting up a pilot implementation.

ce rfid  Two: Test and Validation Since RFID is uncharted territory for many organizations, deployment represents a long journey. Best practices indicate that organizations involve an experienced person who understands existing operations, systems, and processes. As a provisionary measure, someone with additional expertise in interpreting data, which provides value to the supply chain part of the business, should be also engaged. Usually a business analyst that can configure, interpret, and modify the system for 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.

ce rfid  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, yet protect brand integrity and the more political objectives (protect my profit margins). FDA and its stakeholders and lobbyists, and the ecosystems of industries around Read More

Error Proofing with RFID


Carefully tracking components and assemblies throughout the manufacturing process can prevent costly production and sequencing errors, but executing these procedures can be difficult. While bar codes provide accurate, efficient product identification, they are not viable in many common industrial processes. Specialized RFID tags, however, are optimized for use on or around metal, and are an effective and viable alternative.

ce rfid  assemblies throughout the manufacturing process can prevent costly production and sequencing errors, but executing these procedures can be difficult. While bar codes provide accurate, efficient product identification, they are not viable in many common industrial processes. Specialized RFID tags, however, are optimized for use on or around metal, and are an effective and viable alternative. Read More

Active Execution Management--Delivering on the RFID Promise


Active Execution Management captures radio frequency identification (RFID) and electronic product code (EPC) data and integrates it into the supply chain business process. AXM associates individual EPC events (the observation of an EPC tag at an RFID reader) with the supply chain transaction that is currently being executed and then determines if that supply chain transaction is executing as planned. AXM is able to make this determination by comparing key performance indicators of the supply chain transaction with the characteristics of the EPC event. The paper describes multiple business cases, such as promotions management, deductions management, complex international shipments, and spoilage management, and shows how RFID data can be leveraged to improve supply chain performance.

ce rfid  the supply chain business process. AXM associates individual EPC events (the observation of an EPC tag at an RFID reader) with the supply chain transaction that is currently being executed and then determines if that supply chain transaction is executing as planned. AXM is able to make this determination by comparing key performance indicators of the supply chain transaction with the characteristics of the EPC event. The paper describes multiple business cases, such as promotions management, deductions Read More

SCE Leaders Partner To See Beyond Their Portfolios


Recent partnerships that Manhattan Associates and RedPrairie have struck with demand planning and/or integration providers might indicate an ongoing 'collaboration' of the planning and execution sides of supply chain management (SCM) as to create one adaptive supply chain.

ce rfid  the formation of a Center of Excellence to explore the potential applications and benefits of employing RFID technology within consumer goods supply chains. Joining RedPrairie as founding members of the Center of Excellence were: Intermec Technologies Corp. , Unilever , Georgia-Pacific , Marconi InfoChain and CHEP International . RedPrairie and the other participants pedged to work together to define where, within the supply chain process, RFID will have the greatest benefit and translate these benefits 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.

ce rfid  One thing is for certain, however, these new entrants have the resources and monetary clout to make a large investment in RFID technology. Like the RFID market in general, middleware is still in a state of immaturity, and the pure-play RFID middleware solution providers will be left with the dilemma of either being swept away by the tidal wave of new mega-vendor entrants, or of diversifying into applications and analytics, where they must compete with vendors that are already well-established in these Read More

Drug Pedigree Guidelines and How Software Can Help


Drug manufacturers and retailers are tightening their data collection and reporting processes to meet new US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) guidelines. But which software offerings are best placed to help drug manufacturers comply with the new guidelines?

ce rfid  receipt by the distribution center. While some might like to include radio frequency identification (RFID) under the pedigree guideline umbrella, this would overcomplicate the process. Whether bar code labels or RFID tickets are used is a function of the technology and equipment used by the manufacturer (or required by the customer). From a software perspective, writing labels or tickets requires the same level of effort. In any case, few pharmaceutical companies have RFID technology fully deployed in Read More

ERP & Co.: How Process Manufacturers Use Technology to Scale New Heights


In this blog post, I’ll examine how growth-oriented organizations will build their IT infrastructure around ERP, and then integrate systems in other related areas to optimize their ERP capabilities. In the Beginning There Was ERP The recent TurtleSpice ERP series featured on the TEC blog features a fictionalized company within the process industry going through the decision process to

ce rfid  scheduled for repair. As certain equipment repairs are unscheduled, EAM /CMMS will assist in ensuring that the correct resources (both material and labor) are in place. In a recent TEC article ( Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance , by David Berger), strategies were analyzed on how these systems can benefit a firm to lower overall operating costs and store valuable information about maintenance functions within the organization. Supply Chain Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Seven: WMS Market Impact


Since the warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility, it now has to use real time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to hold excess inventory, and increase the flow of goods throughout the supply chain.

ce rfid  of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions, naturally feels the time has come for it to be more vocal about its RFID endeavors, albeit after it has already put so much effort in terms of the proof of concept in the field. At the end of May, Provia announced at the Distribution/Computer Expo 2004 in Chicago, Illinois (US) that its ViaView event/alert management and decision support product plays a key role in offering visibility to supply chain data for companies supplying RFID-tagged products to 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.

ce rfid  802.11 wireless 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 Read More