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  • Metro Is Back on Track

    By Jonathan Collins

    The retailer planned a bold RFID deployment in 2004, which was derailed by a host of issues. But now the company is moving full-steam ahead to implement EPC Gen 2 technology in its supply chain.

  • RFID Frees Up Patient Beds

    By Jill Gambon

    St. Vincent's Hospital deployed a patient-tracking and real-time clinical information system that improved the quality of care, increased revenues and delivered an ROI.

  • Clothing Manufacturer Invests Its ROI in RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    Gardeur AG's RFID pilot to track garments from production to its warehouse using reusable tags was so successful that it plans to roll out the system company-wide.

  • Mississippi Blood Services Banks on RFID

    By Samuel Greengard

    The not-for-profit organization tested an RFID system to manage and track blood, improve safety, make deliveries more timely and lower costs.

  • RFID Brings Order to a Chaotic Office

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Florida State University is the first educational institution to adopt 3M's RFID Tracking System—and recoup its investment in less than a year.

  • Dow Reveals a Chemical Attraction to RFID

    By Bob Violino

    The manufacturer of plastics, solvents and other products is harnessing RFID's power to deliver value to its business and customers.

  • RFID Becomes an Overnight Sensation for Sernam

    By Jonathan Collins

    The French shipping company finds that a tag-and-reader system significantly improves the efficiency of its overnight deliveries.

  • The Lahey Clinic's RFID Remedy

    By Mark Roberti

    A top Boston-area hospital has learned that RFID can cure problems associated with tracking and maintaining high-value mobile medical equipment.

  • RFID Chops Timber Costs

    By Rhea Wessel

    Using tags embedded in plastic nails, German forestry company Cambium tracks logs as they move from the forest to the factory.

  • E-Pedigree Pioneers

    By Mark Roberti

    A groundbreaking pilot involving drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma and wholesaler H.D. Smith proves RFID tags can be used as the information-carrying platform to create secure electronic documents with chain-of-custody information.

  • Finland Post Finds RFID Can Deliver ROI

    By Jonathan Collins

    After completing a two-month RFID trial, the national mail carrier believes there is a clear business case for using tags to track reusable assets such as roll cages and crates.

  • LEGO Puts the RFID Pieces Together

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    By integrating RFID into its current shipping operations, the company not only is able to comply with mandates from Target and Wal-Mart, it is also saving money and labor compared with a standalone tagging system.

  • Texas Lab Stocks Up With RFID

    By Jonathan Collins

    At the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, researchers find that radio frequency identification gets them the supplies they need, 24-7.

  • EPC Bag Tagging Takes Wing

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Transportation Security Administration conducted an end-to-end trial proving UHF EPC tags can be read in Asian, U.S. and European regulatory environments, and that airlines can use the EPCglobal data model to share bag tag data.

  • Ultimate Control: RFID-Enabled Manufacturing

    By Mark Roberti

    At its semiconductor plant in East Fishkill, N.Y., IBM has used RFID to completely automate the manufacturing of advanced microchips from 300-millimeter silicon wafers. The high-tech facility optimizes production, speeds up product development and improves customer service.

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