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RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part One: RFID Technology
For retailers and the other vertical industries, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags present enormous opportunities to improve supply chain operations

rfid qoftware  to Explode? Part One: RFID Technology RFID Technology Supply chain technology has, for some time, been based on the traditional bar-code technology familiar to ordinary shoppers and consumers, but recently the software capability has been expanded to also use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. While radio ID tag-enabled software is still just a miniscule part of total supply chain management (SCM) providers' revenues, more and more user companies and software vendors are adopting this

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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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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 among large companies; government departments; and industries. Setting up RFID requires a validation test on a defined perimeter that involves the processes that have the most direct impact on your activity to see how RFID will affect your environment.

rfid qoftware  of information generated by RFID tags. Source : SEEBURGER Resources Related to RFID Workbench: Understanding the Basics : Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) (Wikipedia) RFID Workbench: Understanding the Basics RFID Workbench is also known as : Active RFID System , White Paper RFID , RFID Systems Service , RFID Workbench Analysis , RFID Workbench Simulation , RFID Workbench Middleware , Seeburger RFID Workbench , Advice RFID Implementation , Subset RFID Workbench , RFID Workbench White Papers , Vendor Read More

RFID - Myth versus Reality


The hype around the adoption of RFID as the 'hot new technology' continues. The reality is that RFID, despite the fact that this is a relatively mature technology, is still far from mainstream.

rfid qoftware  around the adoption of RFID as the hot new technology' continues—this is evidenced by the proliferation of trade shows, media events, and other magnets for those in the know and those looking to learn more. One of the recent events—RFID Live, hosted by the RFID Business Journal in Chicago in April—was reminiscent of the techno buzz and media fest' of the late 1990s—the days of the e-bubble! Walking through the exhibit area, it was apparent that the concept of RFID had been firmly embraced by the 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.

rfid qoftware  the results of its RFID endeavors, as it has already put much effort in terms of the proof of concept in the field. Provia and other vendors are responding to the demand for an RFID-compliant solution by Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , the US Department of Defense [ DoD ], and so on. As already discussed in SCP and SCE Need to Collaborate for Better Fulfillment , in addition to the above demanding functional capabilities of supply chain management (SCM) applications, seamless integration of Read More

SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry


By using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, automotive companies can eliminate material shortfalls of containers, which lead to delivery delays and, in the case of time-sensitive shipments, cause production downtime. Manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and freight forwarders can all benefit by reducing launch and assembly delays resulting from errors in part quantities, types, and locations for containers targeted for production lines.

rfid qoftware  RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced a recent round of informal discussions involving the U.S. Department of Commerce, European Union (EU) officials and other public and private leaders on the opportunities presented by radio frequency identification (RFID) technology — as well as concerns that may Read More

RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part One: Event Summary


A consolidation within the warehouse management systems/ supply chain execution market, which many pundits had long been predicting, but had hardly taken place for various reasons, finally seems to be happening.

rfid qoftware  the technology's current imperfection. RFID Technology Pioneer RedPrairie is one of the first SCE vendors doing something about RFID. In early in 2002, it announced at its 5th annual Industry Summit the formation of a Center of Excellence that it would 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 Read More

SAP for Chemicals Functionality


SAP has been delivering on its chemicals industry strategy by expanding its capabilities for manufacturing and supply chain management, broadening its composite package applications in areas such as emissions management, pricing management, and manufacturing dashboards, and focusing on mid-market companies.

rfid qoftware  Intel to facilitate the RFID adoption by offering customers the choice of either integrating their RFID hardware directly into back-end systems and business processes, or using device management partners to manage their hardware environment. This approach focuses primarily on direct data exchange between reader hardware and business applications, to allow enough intelligence from Intel's readers to be fed directly into SAP. When developed, this approach will include RFID-enabled supply chain execution 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 qoftware  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

Vendor Defends Its Strongholds with Focused Enterprise Resource Planning Solution


Strategic Systems International (SSI) needs no special introduction to British process industries (such as consumer products manufacturers and whisky distillers), but it largely remains a well-kept secret elsewhere.

rfid qoftware  the leading RF and RFID hardware manufacturer, and was Intermec's first RFID-approved partner in the UK. Agility's business complements Chelford's existing SSI and SAP divisions, and has added additional SCE, WMS, and RFID capabilities to the Group's existing product and service portfolio. Shian Ltd , which is an IT solutions and technology services business focused on Microsoft and SAP applications. For Microsoft applications, Shian's principal markets are in the financial services and public sectors. Read More

Furniture Manufacturer Improves Inventory Accuracy by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS


Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in-house ERP system in the early 1990s. However, homegrown software can be unwieldy to maintain and difficult to upgrade. In 2001, Fraenkel saw a solution that offered more advanced capabilities, and implemented VAI’s S2K Enterprise Edition for Manufacturing.

rfid qoftware  by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in-house ERP system in the early 1990s. However, homegrown software can be unwieldy to maintain and difficult to upgrade. In 2001, Fraenkel saw a solution that offered more advanced capabilities, and implemented VAI’s S2K Enterprise Edition for Manufacturing. 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.

rfid qoftware  any new and emerging RFID standards. Manhattan Associates and the Auto-ID Center — Manhattan Associates claims to be the only SCE provider to join the Auto-ID Center , a not-for-profit research organization headquartered at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) , and which is designing the critical elements and creating global standards for the next generation bar code—called the EPC Network. This is Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will discuss Market Requirements and the Market Impact. Read More

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Software Evaluation Report


The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Software Evaluation Report covers criteria for 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.

rfid qoftware  Frequency Identification (RFID) Software Evaluation Report TEC's Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides Read More

The Middle Kingdom - From Wired to Wireless


Confused about RFID middleware? RFID middleware has a critical role to play in cleaving together and clarifying the signals and intelligence, bidirectionally from the device layer to the business applications, or out to the communications infrastructure, to the web or satellites. This article explains it all.

rfid qoftware  from middleware developers for RFID is that the traditional security protocol to the web is a different security to and at the device level. RFID middleware has a critical role to play in cleaving together and clarifying the signals and intelligence, bidirectionally from the device layer to the business applications, or out to the communications infrastructure, to the web or satellites (figure 1). Figure 1 Middleware becomes critical, due to the significantly increasing population of devices in the 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.

rfid qoftware  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.

rfid qoftware  include the use of RFID technology to create a pedigree —a secure record documenting that the drug was manufactured and distributed under safe and secure conditions. FDA said: The adoption and common use of reliable track and trace technology would help secure the integrity of the drug supply chain by providing an accurate drug pedigree which is a secure record documenting that the drug was manufactured and distributed under safe and secure conditions. The implication? The industry needs to track Read More