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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 softwire  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 softwire  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 softwire  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 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 softwire  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 softwire  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

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Three: Provia and Viastore Systems Alignment


Provia and Viastore believe the ability to offer a complete radio frequency identification (RFID) compliance solution, with the software, hardware, and automation equipment needed to minimize investment, while maximizing results, is what companies needing RFID compliance truly desire.

rfid softwire  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Three: Provia and Viastore Systems Alignment Provia and Viastore Systems Alignment 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 (in this case, Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , and the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered, th Read More

Supply Chain RFID: How It Works and Why It Pays




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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 softwire  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

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

rfid softwire  Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) RFID technology is used within SCM as a means to track inventory. The efficiencies and ease of use of of RFID will gradually supplant barcodes. The benefits of RFID enable companies to track assets from a distance and require less human intervention. They are useful as well for tracking obsolescent inventory and for maintaining real-time data. See the TEC article The Three Rs of RFID: Reward, Risk, and ROI for more on how retail organizations use RFID as a strategic Read More

The Supply Chain of Sitcoms-Enhanced with Radio Frequency Identification


Imagine what sitcoms like Cheers, Laverne and Shirley, and Green Acres would look like if they were radio frequency identification (RFID) enhanced. Then picture the impact that RFID technology can have on the customer experience in your own enterprise.

rfid softwire  today if they were RFID enhanced . So, sit back, close your eyes, and imagine along with me well, you can't close your eyes and read this at the same time, so just sit back and imagine Cheers! The Cheers bar is now a chain of Cheers bars spread all over the country. Everybody knows your name before you walk in (because there are sensors in the parking lots that read your handy Cheers key fob that you never leave home without ) and they also know what your favorite drink is and which is your favorite 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 softwire  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

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 softwire  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

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 softwire  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

ezONE Smart Enterprise Suites and vertical application suites including RFID


The company’s flagship product is the ezONE Smart Enterprise Suites (ezONE SES). The ezONE product series consists of the core platform, based on J2EE (Java EE), and several vertical application suites. The core platform is scalable and provides the integration infrastructure for the ‘ez’ vertical application suites. The vertical suites consist of six main modules, which can work together, or separately. The ezCMS is a content management system that offers integrated search and categorization of data, as well as workflow capabilities, while ezBI is a group of business intelligence components that helps organizations to integrate, analyze, and disseminate critical business information. Tsinghua Tongfang’s radio frequency identification (RFID), which aid in storing and remotely retrieving data, is used in the ezDCS (Digital Campus Suite) and the ezEAM (Enterprise Asset Management) suites.  

rfid softwire  vertical application suites including RFID The company’s flagship product is the ezONE Smart Enterprise Suites (ezONE SES). The ezONE product series consists of the core platform, based on J2EE (Java EE), and several vertical application suites. The core platform is scalable and provides the integration infrastructure for the ‘ez’ vertical application suites. The vertical suites consist of six main modules, which can work together, or separately. The ezCMS is a content management system that offers Read More