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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.

Amazon Announces Program With Auburn RFID Lab

The new initiative aims to integrate RFID into the online retailer's existing high-tech fulfillment system to further improve supply chain efficiencies.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Case Studies

RFID Saves an EMS With Inventory Challenges

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority is tracking medical supplies at its warehouse and at 17 stations, to reduce waste and improve efficiencies.

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

End Users Must Balance Interests

Companies that want the short-term benefits of using RFID before their competitors should also consider the longer-term goal of promoting adoption within their industry.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Expert Views

Putting a Stylish Face on RFID Tags

By adopting integrated RFID hangtags, the apparel industry can achieve an attractive branded look and lower tagging costs.

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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