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This section includes articles about how companies across many different industries are using RFID to improve their inventory management and warehouse operations.

RFID News Roundup

Clothing retailer F&F, SML Group partner to deploy RFID for improved inventory accuracy ••• NFL, Microsoft and Zebra take RFID-enabled player tracking to new app ••• NFC Forum designates UL as an authorized test lab ••• Apple joins the NFC Forum ••• InvoTech expands offices, adds staff to meet demand.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Case Studies

Small Repair Business Streamlines Processes

Stoll & Co., in Ohio, uses RFID to manage the roughly 12,000 watches it handles monthly, improving productivity and customer service.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Features

RFID Warehouse-Management Systems for Apparel Retailers

It's time to automate your warehouses and distribution centers. Here's why—and how to do it.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Editor's Notes

Retailers Embrace RFID

Chains that sell apparel now realize radio frequency identification technology is an essential tool for maintaining accurate inventory, improving store execution and selling across all channels.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Expert Views

An RTLS Self-Exam

Hospitals that ask the right questions can make a smart decision when choosing a real-time location system.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Inventory / Warehouse Management How To Articles

How to Choose a Passive UHF Handheld Reader

Ergonomics, read range and battery life lead the list of issues that must be considered when selecting the proper reader for your deployment.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Videos

Inventory / Warehouse Management White Papers

  • The 10 Crucial Lessons Learned From the First-Ever Global RFID Retail Deployment
    Published August 2015
    In 2008, American Apparel's senior-executive team faced a crisis. Throughout 2007 and 2008, the company had been opening stores at a fast clip, growing overall revenues immensely with same-store-sales lagging behind, but healthy nonetheless. After years of expansion, the writing was on the wall: with dozens of new stores spread out across the world, comparable store sales were flattening. By the end of 2009, American Apparel reported an 11 percent decline in comparable store sales. SML explains how the team looked at and ranked potentially disruptive technologies, and how it kept coming back to item-level RFID as a tool that could change the way in which it operated at a fundamental level.
  • Yard Management: An Operator's Perspective
    Published June 2013
    Transportation-management consultant Charles H. Kerr reviews the major segments of yard-management systems (YMS) and discusses key points that should be considered when choosing such a solution. The application of real-time locating system (RTLS) and RFID tech¬nologies is supported by some YMS products, which enhances solutions for larger and more complex yard operations. Kerr discusses gate management, yard operations, switcher productivity and dock-door management, and explains how an effective YMS provides planning, management and execution in the yard, facilitating increased flow velocity of goods moving through the supply chain. (6 pages)
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