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IoT applications that enable more efficient business processes, or save time, resources and money

RFID Will Deliver Drink Orders On the Go

Technology startup Shotput's system will enable consumer app-based orders of beverages or other products, from a mobile unit equipped with radio frequency identification, in order to provide automated dispensing and restocks.

Efficiency Case Studies

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Tracks IT Assets

The federal agency tagged more than 115,000 items to improve inventory efficiencies and reduce costs.

Efficiency Features

Tagging Retail Items at the Source

Retailers and suppliers are working together to achieve supply chain and internal benefits.

Efficiency Editor's Notes

RFID, Productivity and Workers

Some view the big productivity gains RFID technology can bring as a threat to workers' jobs and wages, but the reality is complex.

Efficiency Expert Views

The Internet of Things: A Four-Lens Perspective

To succeed, your IoT strategy must focus not just on the technology, but also on the users and the business case.

Efficiency White Papers

  • RFID: Tracking a Tangible Approach to Gain Efficiencies in Food Retail
    Published September 2015
    The retail food industry provides a valuable service to consumers worldwide, but as a commodity market, it succeeds on razor-thin margins. Given the resource-intensive nature of grocery stores, responding to volatile market conditions while remaining competitive is extremely difficult. Avery Dennison explains how radio frequency identification could hold the answer for the retail food industry, serving as a key enabler in allowing stores to streamline resources, maximize profits and keep customers happy. (7 pages)
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