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Inventory / Warehouse Management News

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

Moods of Norway Opts for Checkpoint RFID Labels, Tests Fixed Readers

The Scandinavian clothing company has seen a 20 percent boost in online sales from using handheld readers to take in-store inventory, and plans to pilot the adoption of fixed readers at its DC and stores.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Case Studies

Community College Automates Inventory Tracking to Meet Government Audits

Hillsborough Community College uses RFID to manage nearly 17,000 assets on five campuses.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Features

Automating Compliance Processes

RFID will revolutionize the way in which organizations meet government regulations.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Editor's Notes

Using RFID to Predict the Future

The massive amounts of data that can be collected cost-effectively via radio frequency identification are enabling companies to anticipate and prepare for the future.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Expert Views

Beyond Inventory Visibility

Retailers should use RFID data to improve business processes and enable a true omnichannel shopping experience.

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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