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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.

RFID News Roundup

Xterprise rebrands as SML Intelligent Inventory Solutions, plans 2015 announcements ••• ITL acquires majority ownership of Overheer, plans to offer complete RFID solution ••• L-com announces new embedded PCB antennas for OEM applications ••• Asset Vue intros new solutions for data center IT asset management ••• Hotels in Azerbaijan, Slovenia and Mauritius adopt InvoTech's linen-tracking system.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Case Studies

Chicago Hospital Deployment Delivers a Healthy ROI

Northwestern Memorial's investment in RFID results in real-time inventory accuracy and improved workflow for clinicians.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Features

Nerves of Steel

Manufacturers and suppliers that deploy RFID to track and manage steel slabs, pipes and other assets say the benefits are well worth the work.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Editor's Notes

Observations from NRF's Big Show, Part 2

RFID solution providers showed off some "secondary" retail applications.

Inventory / Warehouse Management Expert Views

Why You Should Implement RFID at Your DC

Few distribution centers are reaping the benefits of RFID. Here's how you can.

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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