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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

rfid suppliers  as EPC), bolt-on, standalone RFID solution developed by Provia to enable product suppliers and third party logistics (3PL) suppliers with an existing warehouse management system (WMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP) or host/mainframe-based system to relatively easily become RFID compliant to vendors requiring RFID tracking of inbound pallets and cases. The product was announced in September at Frontline Supply Chain Week in Chicago. The EPC is a unique number that identifies a specific item in the

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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 suppliers  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

When will RFID Hit Main Street?


The desire for improved visibility, tracking, etc. stands out as a critical issue to global firms. Most firms don't know how to get started. But as the cultural knowledge begins to spread, training comes on-line, and success stories start to get out.

rfid suppliers  will RFID Hit Main Street? When will RFID Hit Main Street? Featured Author - Ann Grackin - June 28, 2005 Introduction Every week on the speaking circuit I am asked this question by users and technology firms: When will we see mass adoption of RFID? I have a date. But I think I will teach you to bake bread, rather than feeding you toast! The way to proceed is to just look at the forces that can inhibit or accelerate RFID technology adoption and market growth. Inhibitors First, there are manufacturing 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 suppliers  it has created an RFID customer council with over eighty customers. It was one of the first software suppliers to join the erstwhile Auto-ID center (now EPCglobal, an organization which is designing the critical elements and creating global standards for the next generation barcodes as a mainstream method of business-to-business [B2B] product identification. This process is called the EPC). SAP has created proof of concepts with retailers METRO and Procter & Gamble . Having been an overall enterprise Read More

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, since real-time inventory control, tracking, and alerting capabilities could be very important advantages of RFID. As tagged inventory goes through ports, terminals, freight forwarders, and into a distribution center, the RFID tag should provide near real-time visibility of an item's whereabouts at all times.

rfid suppliers  be configured to use RFID processing while bar codes are used for other retail customers. This can be accomplished on a stand-alone basis or by adopting integrated solutions that link the information flow from suppliers all the way to customers. This concludes Part One of a two-part note. Part Two will discuss early adopters, the challenges they face, and make user recommendations. 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 suppliers  the serial numbers in RFID tags. But these effective albeit not necessarily neat solutions will still require suppliers and retailers to deploy specialized middleware and hardware that manages the huge amount of data coming from the readers. The more proactive companies are thinking about putting the right business intelligence (BI) and analytic architecture in place to make the most out of RFID data and drive better supply chain decisions. Users should also check out these vendors' services at their Read More

Controlling Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains


Almost $75 billion (USD) is spend on trade and promotion funds every year. Unfortunately most enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not equiped to handle the complexities of promotion causing false reports and inaccurate invoices. Small and medium businesses (SMB) have had limited choices, until now.

rfid suppliers  Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains SYSPRO Trade Promotions provides a comprehensive mechanism to manage complex promotion pricing and control promotions, special offers and rebates within the sales environment. Source : Syspro Resources Related to Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains : Retailing (Wikipedia) Controlling Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains   Giving small Read More

System Software Suppliers Slip Seriously


Shares of Computer Associates, BMC Software, Compuware Corporation, and others have suffered serious setbacks on the stock market in recent days due to shortfalls in revenue. These companies are direct competitors, and are all suffering the same fate in the stock market. Once again, the dreaded Wall Street 'whisper number' has not been made, and the stock market has reacted harshly. Sales of mainframe software have softened, causing much of the shortfall.

rfid suppliers  Software Suppliers Slip Seriously System System Software Suppliers Slip Seriously M. Reed - August 8, 2000 Event Summary Shares of Computer Associates, BMC Software, Compuware Corporation, and others have suffered serious setbacks on the stock market in recent days due to shortfalls in revenue. Most vendors blame it on a failure to close large deals near the end of the quarter. Once again, the dreaded Wall Street whisper number has not been made, and the stock market has reacted harshly. Sales of 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 suppliers  provides brief video of RFID in action at KiMs. Background and Pre-RFID Environment Based in Denmark, KiMs produces, warehouses, markets, and distributes the popular KiMs potato chips and other snack foods. With a 51 percent share, KiMS is the market leader in Denmark and is increasing it earnings and growth by expanding into the European market. KiMs' market penetration in Norway is 24 percent and is gaining a larger foothold in the UK market. Employing 270 people and shipping approximately 100,000 Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

rfid suppliers  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve 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 suppliers  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

AIM Computer Solutions, Inc.


AIM Computer Solutions, Inc. is a provider of repetitive manufacturing solutions targeted specifically for small to medium-sized automotive suppliers. Automotive suppliers require rapid responsiveness to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and Tier 1 electronic data interchange (EDI) transaction, barcode label, and lot control requirements. AIM is committed to understanding, developing, and deploying these requirements.

rfid suppliers  Computer Solutions, Inc. AIM Computer Solutions, Inc. is a provider of repetitive manufacturing solutions targeted specifically for small to medium-sized automotive suppliers. Automotive suppliers require rapid responsiveness to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and Tier 1 electronic data interchange (EDI) transaction, barcode label, and lot control requirements. AIM is committed to understanding, developing, and deploying these requirements. 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 suppliers  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