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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 sostware  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: 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 sostware  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

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 sostware  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 sostware  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: HP and Wal-Mart


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

rfid sostware  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

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 sostware  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

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part One: Recent Annoucements


The fact that the size does not necessarily mean everything in the enterprise applications space might be proven by Provia, which certainly still continues to differentiate its value proposition despite its smaller stature and quieter nature compared to most of its adversaries. Most recently, it would be its early embrace of RFID through two offerings for different levels of RFID needs: 1) ViaWare WMS--RFID compliant product, for intrinsic RFID enablement of many processes within the supply chain, and 2) the RFIDware add-on module, for achieving outbound RFID tag application only.

rfid sostware  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part One: Recent Annoucements Event Summary 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 convincing the market that its RFID-compliant solution is exactly what the doctor (such as Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , and the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) has ordered, typically quiet Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), Read More

Method to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads


Click Commerce has been impressively active in its expansion efforts, and now offers quite a few solutions outside its traditional realm. While each of its solutions has a unique focus, the vendor's target market often requires solutions from several categories.

rfid sostware  solutions. The emergence of RFID has created market momentum for Click Commerce's global data synchronization (GDS) solutions, and was one of the reasons why the vendor looked at SCM companies during its most recent acquisition binge. The vendor views the RFID market as important because major, industry-leading retail chains (channel masters), including The Home Depot , SUPERVALU , Tesco , and Wal-Mart , in addition to the US Department of Defense ( DoD ) have announced initiatives that will require Read More

RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part Three: User Recommendations


The integration offered by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors should not be unjustifiably overweighed at the expense of RedPrairie’s functional breadth and depth and its domain expertise. Existing RedPrairie customers should evaluate the remaining portions of the combined product suites in search for additional value, such as 3PLs wishing to widen services beyond a mere carriage.

rfid sostware  while the potential of RFID technology is indisputable (i.e., contrary to bar-code, RFID requires no direct contact nor line-of-sight scanning, and it provides streams of data that can be differentiated and interpreted before being passed off to an enterprise application), much more is required in moving RFID from a lab to a live environment. RFID has a potential of a new technology inflection point and it can be a missing piece in the long-lasting puzzle of squeezing excess inventory out of supply Read More

RFID Weaving Magic in Apparel Supply Chain


As innovation rates accelerate and product life cycles shorten, companies are increasingly looking for tools to make their supply chain more efficient. Technology, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) has enormously helped supply chain planner.

rfid sostware  Weaving Magic in Apparel Supply Chain As innovation rates accelerate and product life cycles shorten, companies are increasingly looking for tools to make their supply chain more efficient. Technology, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) has enormously helped supply chain planner. 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.

rfid sostware  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 Read More

Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst’s Strategy? Part Two: Current Strategy


Catalyst is one of the first supply chain execution suppliers to offer both the "flow-through" functionality and traditional warehouse management features in one system, allowing a facility to run in either or both modes. Its current strategy, termed "Best-for-Business," is to offer componentized products based on an open, modular technology, and solution-neutral consulting services driven by customers' business goals.

rfid sostware  Management, Yard Management, Intelligent RFID [iRFID] , and SAP LES modules), and 3) Resource Suite (consisting of the Labor Management, Simulation, SAP Task and Resource Management [TRM] , and SAPConsole modules). SAPConsole is a native radio frequency (RF) data collection application for SAP R/3 and mySAP Enterprise Suite , which SAP users already own as part of the suites. Catalyst has extended SAPConsole's functionality with enhanced transactions for use throughout the entire enterprise. A collection Read More

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 sostware  Last-A Complete (and Successful) RFID Implementation A successful radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation requires an organization to execute and follow through a series of phases. To learn more about the initial phases of an RFID project, please see Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification? , A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey , Radio Frequency Identification Implementation: The First Steps , and RFID Implementation: Moving Forward through the Four 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 sostware  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

Slap'n'Ship: Is This Any Way To Do RFID?


Here's the dilemma. Your largest customer has mandated that, to continue doing business with you, product shipped to their distribution centers must be encoded and labeled with RFID tags. None of your other customers have expressed a need for this requirement in the near term future. You can't afford to lose the business and revenue; nor can you justify a full-blown RFID implementation costing several hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is not a business nightmare. This is reality. This white paper looks at a compromise position offered by 3i Infotech and its warehouse management solution, ORION™ Enterprise WMS. This position is aptly described in the industry as the slap'n'ship approach to the RFID dilemma. This paper looks at the advantages and disadvantages of slap'n'ship and how ORION™ Enterprise WMS can preserve and maximize your initial foray into RFID.

rfid sostware  encoded and labeled with RFID tags. None of your other customers have expressed a need for this requirement in the near term future. You can't afford to lose the business and revenue; nor can you justify a full-blown RFID implementation costing several hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is not a business nightmare. This is reality. This white paper looks at a compromise position offered by 3i Infotech and its warehouse management solution, ORION™ Enterprise WMS. This position is aptly described in Read More