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  • Safeguarding Shipping Profitably

    By Jonathan Collins

    A project to secure cargo containers from seaport to seaport shows that RFID can track shipments with 100 percent accuracy, improve safety and deliver some compelling financial benefits to importers.

  • ChevronTexaco Takes RFID Offshore

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A field test at one of ChevronTexaco's offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico provides insights into how RFID can be used in shipping/receiving operations. ChevronTexaco is now looking at other pilot projects.

  • Case Builds for RFID in Construction

    By Jonathan Collins

    Fluor Construction found that active RFID tags could track large metal pipes stacked on a truck with 100 percent accuracy. But there are issues to overcome before the technology is widely used in the construction industry.

  • Pallet Tracking Goes High Tech

    By Mark Roberti

    Can RFID transform the way CHEP, a global supplier of wooden pallets and other reusable assets, does business and help its customers save money? CEO Victor Mendes says yes.

  • RFID Speeds P&G Plant Throughput

    By Bob Violino

    When Procter & Gamble's facility in Spain boosted throughput, the loading dock became a bottleneck. RFID increased the speed at which pallets could be loaded on trucks -- and it eliminated mistakes and cut costs.

  • Boeing Finds the Right Stuff

    By Bob Violino

    Boeing's Terry Alderson explains how his company uses RFID tags to track parts as they move through its facility in Wichita, Kansas. The system reduces costs and gives managers visibility into the parts pipeline.

  • Brink's Arms Itself with RFID

    By Bob Violino

    To thwart robbers, the world's biggest security transportation company has worked with RFID systems provider EM Microelectronic to develop an innovative RFID-enabled money box that self-destructs.

  • Logistics Gets Cheaper by the Yard

    By Bob Violino

    Managing more than 50,000 inbound freight containers and 30,000 outbound trailers annually is a logistical nightmare. But NYK Logistics has found a truckload of savings by using an RFID yard-management system.

  • Boeing Finds the Right Stuff

    By Bob Violino

    Boeing's Terry Alderson explains how his company uses RFID tags to track parts as they move through its facility in Wichita, Kansas. The system reduces costs and gives managers visibility into the parts pipeline.

  • Perfecting Just-In-Time Production

    By Jonathan Collins

    Johnson Controls makes car and truck seats that must be delivered to automakers in precise order for just-in-time manufacturing. The company has deployed a 13.56 MHz RFID system that has proven to be 99.9 percent accurate.

  • Perfecting Just-In-Time Production

    By Jonathan Collins

    Johnson Controls makes car and truck seats that must be delivered to automakers in precise order for just-in-time manufacturing. The company has deployed a 13.56 MHz RFID system that has proven to be 99.9 percent accurate.

  • Asset Tracking in Big Organizations

    By Bob Violino

    Large organizations have a hard time tracking assets, like laptops. Pilots at one of the largest US government agencies, the Social Security Administration, prove RFID and creative thinking can save money.

  • Air Canada GETS Asset Tracking

    Reusable supply chain assets often seem to sprout legs and walk off on their own. Learn how Air Canada used an innovative RFID system from Scanpak to slash unexplained losses and improve food cart utilization globally.

  • RFID Makes a Splash at Water Park

    An RFID locating system gives parents visiting Dolly's Splash Country piece of mind, because kids are always tracked. It also gives the park the opportunity to increase revenues by adding services, like cashless payments.

  • RFID Speeds P&G Plant Throughput

    When Procter & Gamble's facility in Spain boosted throughput, the loading dock became a bottleneck. RFID increased the speed at which pallets could be loaded on trucks -- and it eliminated mistakes and cut costs.

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