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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 sfotware  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 Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart


HP is making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates. This article describes the key lessons learned.

rfid sfotware  in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates is HP. We can all learn some lessons from the experience of these kinds of supplier programs. The Pilot In early May, 2004, Hewlett Packard began shipping EPC-tagged printers and scanners to Wal-Mart's Dallas/Fort Worth distribution center as one of eight suppliers in Wal-Mart's initial trials. HP expects to ship its entire range of consumer products sold through Wal-Mart many weeks before the January 2005 deadline. At HP's Memphis manufacturing plant, tags are 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 sfotware  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Two: RFID Compliance RFID Compliance 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 ( Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , and the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered, the typically quiet Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a 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 sfotware  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 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 sfotware  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

Tracking Plastic Pallets and Reusable Containers with RFID Tags


How can you transport large quantities of goods efficiently, without affecting cost and profitability across the supply chain? Moreover, how do you accurately track and document the movement of these goods? Some companies are using the latest technology to manage their quantity distribution, by applying radio frequency identification (RFID) label products to plastic pallets and reusable plastic containers (RPCs).

rfid sfotware  and Reusable Containers with RFID Tags How can you transport large quantities of goods efficiently, without affecting cost and profitability across the supply chain? Moreover, how do you accurately track and document the movement of these goods? Some companies are using the latest technology to manage their quantity distribution, by applying radio frequency identification (RFID) label products to plastic pallets and reusable plastic containers (RPCs). Read More

Electronic Product Code (EPC): A Key to RFID


The real benefits of radio frequency identification will be achieved, when the integration of the EPC data will be a substantial part for the control of supply chain business processes.

rfid sfotware  (EPC): A Key to RFID Introduction In simple terms, the electronic product code (EPC) is a unique number that identifies a specific item in the supply chain by linking serial numbers to the product information stored in a central database, and which is stored on a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. Once it is retrieved from the tag, it can be associated with dynamic data such as where an item originated or the date of its production. Users of EPC codes will have to purchase the numbers from 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 sfotware  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

Jack Link's Beef Jerky Case Study: "Wal-Mart Didn't Make Me Do It" Part One: RFID Philosophy for SMEs and Company Background


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.

rfid sfotware  Do It Part One: RFID Philosophy for SMEs and Company Background Introduction Companies have been implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology at the not-too-subtle but benign pressures being applied by their largest customers—customers like Wal-Mart , Department of Defense , and Target , just to name a few. This case study looks at one company who did not wait to be dragged into an RFID environment. Its approach and rationale may spur others to take a similar, proactive position. Read Read More

ROI for RFID: A Case Study Part One: Company Background


Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the latest buzzword in the world of manufacturing and distribution technology. If you believe the press releases, it is a panacea and cure-all for what ails the industry. While RFID may not solve world hunger, you may not want to propose a solution without it. This research note looks at a recent and successful, implementation of RFID, examining the characteristics of the process and common obstacles and speed bumps to avoid.

rfid sfotware  and product platforms. Specifically, RFID tags are small integrated circuits connected to an antenna, which can respond to an interrogating RF signal with simple identifying information, or with more complex signals depending on the size of the integrated circuit. RFID has advantages over bar codes such as the ability to hold more data and to change the stored data as processing occurs. Additional benefits are that RFID does not require line-of-sight to transfer data and is very effective in harsh 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 sfotware  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

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.

rfid sfotware  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. Read More

Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times--A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Four: RFID Software Issues


Logically, radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment will be a far cry from a minor development project that can be completed in a few months or weeks. It will take months and years to assess how RFID will affect manufacturing and shipping operations and IT systems. It will take time to bring software up to a pilot stage, and after that, years of fine-tuning and IT system development will be needed to fully realize the gains in operational efficiency that the technology promises.

rfid sfotware  Discussion Analyzed Part Four: RFID Software Issues Introduction At the IFS Executive Forum , which took place on March 29 and 30 in Orlando, Florida (US), leading research analysts and industry experts discussed how companies can still leverage technology to maintain their competitive edge, even during tough economic times. The event was held in conjunction with IFS World Conference 2004 , and it included six panel discussions, with each panel including top executives, analysts, and journalists. Some of Read More

Jack Link's Beef Jerky Case Study: "Wal-Mart Didn't Make Me Do It" Part Three: Expected Benefits and Lessons Learned


The nagging question is, "Can SMEs justify RFID?" The answer is an emphatic "Yes." While SMEs may not have the economies of scale of large companies, their business case could end up being more positive since they typically do not face the “innovator’s dilemma” of an established barcode infrastructure.

rfid sfotware  Specifically, the article examines RFID philosophy for SMEs (see Part One ) Company background (see Part One ) Approach to RFID implementation (see Part Two ) Expected benefits Lessons learned At the conclusion of all phases, Jack Link's Beef Jerky will have invested a significant amount of time, energy, and money. However, the company's analysis concluded that this investment will realize several significant benefits, including Improved inventory accuracy Reduced manual recording Increased visibility Read More