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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.

U.K. Hospital Pilots RFID for Bed and Hoist Tracking

Heart of England NHS Trust is using active RFID tags and readers from Harland Simon at one of its three hospitals to determine how well the technology helps manage the facility's 2,000 beds and hoists, to ensure they can be found, inspected and maintained in a timely manner.

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

RFID Is Not Just for Big Companies

Small companies, such as watch repairer Stoll & Co., can take advantage of radio frequency identification technology because it's easier to deploy than ever before.

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

  • 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)
  • Improving Aircraft Maintenance Management Using RFID
    Published May 2013
    Airlines have been late adopters of advanced inventory-management systems, particularly involving AIDC technologies, since aircraft maintenance management is highly industry-specific, considerably regulated and subject to many complexities not present in other industries. With the recent emergence of the U.S Federal Aviation Administration's regulatory airworthiness criteria for flyable RFID, and the recently agreed-upon interoperability data standards, there is now an opportunity for airlines to achieve short- and long-term wins. This essay, from Laminar Aerospace's Marco Andreacchio, outlines how RFID could support a paperless supply chain strategy, and details many key tangible and nontangible benefits for airlines. (7 pages)
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