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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.

PAL Robotics Rolls Out Tag-Reading Robot

The Barcelona firm expects to provide the newest version of its motorized StockBot to retailers for long-term pilots later this year, to count inventory by reading RFID tags.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Case Studies

Manufacturer Uses RFID to Put a New Face on Cabinet-Making

American Woodmark tags and tracks doors to improve inventory accuracy, production and customer service.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Features

Passive UHF RFID Sensor Tags Go Where No Sensors Have Gone Before

Now it's easy and economical for companies to monitor the condition of their assets, products, buildings and machinery in any environment.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Editor's Notes

An Integrated RFID Solution for Retail

When RFID technology providers create an integrated, easy-to-use, scalable RFID solution, retailers will embrace it in a big way.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Expert Views

How Retailers Can Extract Value From Location Data

Today's advanced location-based technologies can enhance retail inventory, customer service, marketing and a variety of other applications.

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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