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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.

RFID Helps Tile Maker Keep Costs From Going Through the Roof

Thanks to the system, MCA has reduced the amount of time needed to take inventory of its clay roofing tiles by 98 percent.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Case Studies

Hospital Lab Benefits From RFID Inventory-Management Solution

Saint Francis Laboratory Services automated processes, saving labor costs, reducing errors and freeing up cash.

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

What Is RFID's Value in the Warehouse?

We don't really know, since it has never been accurately quantified—and that should change.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Expert Views

Try It—You'll Like It!

The RFID Lab's annual state-of-adoption report of U.S. retailers shows companies that trial and pilot RFID solutions for inventory management are deploying them.

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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