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RFID Workbench: Understanding the Basics
Radio frequency identification (RFID) helps actualize the perfect integration of logistical and commercial chains and its use is rising in the US and Europe

rfid label printing  Summary The use of RFID has shown a remarkable increase in the United States and in Europe during the past few months as a larger number of companies have been able to appreciate the benefits of applying this technology to their production, logistic, as well as sales and planning processes. The participants in a supply chain classically exchange information based on computer data exchange (CDE) and bar code data exchange. This approach has enabled productivity increases that no one today would have

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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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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.

rfid label printing  applications that interact with RFID and other devices, such as WMSs. Interrogation zone : This is the physical area through which radio waves are propagated. LF : Low frequency ; refers to radio waves in the 100-500 kHZ range. MH10 label : A label format; used widely in retail. This is one of the most popular label standards with the UCC128 bar code, used for identification purposes. Most major retail outlets like Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, etc. use this form of identification. This label format will Read More

RFID Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned


Compliance with the market RFID mandate has unfortunately preceded the achievements of applied physics and computer science. One of the main obstacles is the lack of integration, since there is a dearth of software tools from enterprise application integration vendors to get data from RFID tags and readers into existing business systems, meaning that companies are often forced to do expensive custom integration work.

rfid label printing  which helps companies create RFID technology applications within their own environments, and Smart Label Pilot Printer , which helps companies migrate from a development environment to RFID pilot activities. Printronix was reportedly the first manufacturer with an ultra high frequency (UHF), Class One smart label solution available commercially to help Wal-Mart, the DoD, their suppliers, and other retailers conform to RFID specifications. This way, Provia and its Viastore parent represent an over $100 Read More

Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 1


Over the past several years I’ve repeatedly heard of a supply chain management (SCM) software and professional services company called ClearOrbit that was recently renamed TAKE Supply Chain. I admit to initially being in a quandary how to figure out the company’s exact value proposition and differentiation, given that its corporate Web site and press release (PR) messages

rfid label printing  Collection, and Barcode and RFID Print Management), current TAKE Solutions’ SCM offering consists of four main product groups, along with the recent general availability (GA) of several new modules, some of which came from the parent company. This blog series will now analyze all of these product lines, starting with Demand-Driven Supply Network (DDSN) solutions. TAKE’s Demand-Driven Supply Network (DDSN) Solutions Research shows that  software as a service (SaaS)  preference is growing across all Read More

Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced TAKE Supply Chain, a supply chain management (SCM) division of TAKE Solutions, Ltd. The parent TAKE Solutions is a global technology solutions and service provider, which focuses on two principal business areas – life sciences and SCM (the company is listed on the Indian Stock Exchange). My first post described TAKE Supply Chain’s

rfid label printing  with 2D, 3D, or RFID labels. TAKE Supply Chain’s CEO was quoted saying during the company’s user conference a few years back: “We use labels as the currency required to move goods. This ensures that the back-end IT systems have continuous real-time visibility of the process.” Based on this core competency, customers have been using other TAKE Supply Chain solutions for inventory management, electronic lot control, drop-ship management, supplier collaboration, product returns, and so on and so Read More

RFID ... For Customers?


Recently I spoke at the National Retail Federation in the center of retail: New York City! The big buzz this year, no surprise, was about RFID.

rfid label printing  bunch of misconceptions about RFID in retail that were front and center in our discussion—poor ROI, reluctant consumers, over investing, overly well-honed processes—instead of attacking the huge delta of lost sales and waste still in the retail supply chain. Replenishment—Making it Smart First, I want to take issue with the whole concept of POS, telling the whole story about replenishment. I have really come full circle on this issue, watching the actual behavior of customers. I used to think, Read More

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.

rfid label printing  the current state of RFID technologies would also revolve around label creation and production, plastic chip developments, intelligent shelving, and packaging, to name but a few. Furthermore, to gain benefits such as product tracking, supply chains should logically have to begin RFID implementation at the manufacturer's plant or warehouse, rather than at the distribution center, which is one step closer to a retailer in the supply chain. There are indeed some indications that the main burden for Read More

RFID Architecture Strategy


Early adopters of radio frequency identification (RFID) are beginning to look at enterprise scale solution design and integration are emerging as key focus areas. Infosys has designed an optimal RFID architecture strategy based on lessons learnt from early adopters and Infosys experience in providing real time control and data acquisition solutions in the telecom and process control industries.

rfid label printing  as key areas in RFID deployments. To realize the potential of RFID, enterprises must have an RFID Architecture strategy that integrates data from the hardware layer with existing systems. Source : Infosys Technologies Resources Related to RFID Architecture Strategy : Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) (Wikipedia) RFID Architecture Strategy Architecture Strategy is also known as : Application Architecture Strategy , Architecture Design Strategies , Architecture Marketing Strategies , Brand Read More

ROI for RFID: A Case Study Part Two: Implementation and Results


If companies are to find value in radio frequency identification (RFID), they need to view this technology as more than eliminating the scanning gun from the barcode equation. Companies considering implementing RFID must think beyond the confines of the four walls of the plant and factory in order to take full advantage the benefits that this type of technology has to offer. However, as is with any emerging technology, the bottom line is to only implement RFID when the ROI justifies it.

rfid label printing  for an introduction to RFID technology, statement of the problem it is to solve, and companies involved in implementing it. Not too surprisingly, the implementation plan for RFID is not very different from that an enterprise-wide software implementation project. In fact, while the detailed plan has more the 260 tasks and subtasks, the major phases employed at KiMs were exactly the same as those for an ERP implementation. Specifically, the major phases were Project Planning to include project kickoff, Read More

RFID Basics for Retailers


Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has retailers talking. The reason: RFID helps reduce labor and improves the ability to gather data. Retailers can use this data to make positive changes to business processes, which can be tremendously advantageous for them. With careful planning, an RFID system can provide immediate benefits, as well as long-term competitive and total cost of ownership advantages.

rfid label printing  retailers talking. The reason: RFID helps reduce labor and improves the ability to gather data. Retailers can use this data to make positive changes to business processes, which can be tremendously advantageous for them. With careful planning, an RFID system can provide immediate benefits, as well as long-term competitive and total cost of ownership advantages. Read More

A Buyer's Guide to the Auto-ID Enabled Supply Chain


This radio frequency identification (RFID) buyer's guide from Raftar Corpo. is a resource for medical device companies with plans to evaluate or deploy RFID technology. It includes assessment models for making design and selection decisions about process improvement benchmarks, the system components and cost for a solution, technical evaluation criteria, and questions to include in a request for information (RFI).

rfid label printing  to evaluate or deploy RFID technology. It includes assessment models for making design and selection decisions about process improvement benchmarks, the system components and cost for a solution, technical evaluation criteria, and questions to include in a request for information (RFI). Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Two: RFID Compliance


Provia's approach to radio frequency identification (RFID) compliance was to offer a bolt-on or drop-in product that works in conjunction with a company's existing logistics transactional software solution and process flows. This should put the suppliers back into control of prioritizing their IT projects because they could supposedly thereby be fairly easily and quickly made compliant with Wal-Mart or the DoD requirements for RFID. The next step for them would then be to look at how they can reap the benefits of RFID internally within their own operations.

rfid label printing  center, where the appropriate RFID tag and label (often the printed label contains the tag) would be applied. Data about the shipment (e.g., order information, carton contents, etc.) is associated with the RFID tag and the EPC information will then sent to the end retailer via some electronic means. Once tagged, the product will also be physically shipped to the end retailer (i.e., Wal-Mart) with full RFID compliance. The module's touted advantage is that it adds RFID to existing logistics systems, such Read More

Passive RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management


In the present context of business, it is becoming essential for the business world to provide electronic commerce in addition to their good old business model. An electronic commerce application adds lot of value to business models and helps overall growth in the different areas of business, business management, tracking, and customer support. Customers find it’s much easier to access the products and services of a corporation through an e-commerce application and corporations find it easier to reach their customers.

rfid label printing  RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management In the present context of business, it is becoming essential for the business world to provide electronic commerce in addition to their good old business model. An electronic commerce application adds lot of value to business models and helps overall growth in the different areas of business, business management, tracking, and customer support. Customers find it’s much easier to access the products and services of a corporation through an Read More

Practical Uses for RFID Technology in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications


Consider the ideal manufacturing and distribution process—one that eliminates human error, improves speed and efficiency, and increases information availability; a process that offers high security and delivers data without a network connection. This is what a radio frequency identification (RFID) system can do to help solve logistical problems that may be affecting your manufacturing and distribution processes.

rfid label printing  Uses for RFID Technology in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications Consider the ideal manufacturing and distribution process—one that eliminates human error, improves speed and efficiency, and increases information availability; a process that offers high security and delivers data without a network connection. This is what a radio frequency identification (RFID) system can do to help solve logistical problems that may be affecting your manufacturing and distribution processes. 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.

rfid label printing  requirement and capability of RFID middleware that is likely to see considerable new challenges as the creative minds from the hardware vendor category come up with new and exciting, miniaturized, and volume-enriched devices at lower costs. Data collection has come a long way since simple label printed bar codes. We are just now realizing the full measure of modern device technology and techniques, which will continue to evolve. Partnership Is a Required Means to an End It has become apparent that Read More