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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.

Sandro Ferrone to Expand RFID Deployment

Already using Tageos passive UHF RFID tags to track its merchandise at its factory and primary distribution center, the Italian clothing company is preparing to deploy the technology at a second DC and its stores.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Case Studies

Agriculture Co-op Tracks Cherry Tomato Production

Spain's Granada La Palma deployed an inventory-management solution at its warehouse and sorting plant, to improve efficiencies and customer service.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Features

What You Need to Know About Overhead RFID Readers

These devices, which are mounted on or installed in ceilings, can track the location of moving assets or inventory in large areas.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Editor's Notes

New Survey Suggests Retailers Really Need RFID

Retail companies in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States are failing to meet shoppers' omnichannel expectations.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Expert Views

Building on Retail's RFID Foundation

Companies that have deployed RFID to improve inventory accuracy can now use the technology to gain a competitive advantage.

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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