- In Finland, Your (RFID) Chip's in the Mail
Itella, which operates the postal system in Finland, is implementing passive RFID readers at its 11 postal distribution systems to track, time, and analyze the flow of 7,000 to 8,000 sample pieces of mail with embedded RFID tags that will be placed into the system monthly.
- At Nokian Tyres, RFID Keeps Treads on Track
By using RFID and bar codes, the Finnish tire manufacturer can monitor reels of rubber tread, thereby improving workflow on the assembly floor.
- New Zealand Kiwifruit Processor Finds ROI
EastPack has already shipped 2 million additional trays this year through increased efficiency in tracking and tracing pallets of the fruit.
- To Teach Bartenders How to Make Cocktails, Just Add RFID
Some bars and restaurants are utilizing an RFID-enabled system to train bartenders how to pour the right amount of liquor, and to measure their progress.
- RFID Helps Dallas Morning News Distribute Correct Fliers
The newspaper employs EPC Gen 2 tags to track the delivery of carts loaded with Sunday supplements, and to make sure they go to the appropriate distribution center.
- Industry Groups Study RFID at the Supply Chain's End
New ISO guidelines explore the environmental impact of RFID tags, and how to employ them to facilitate product recycling; an EPA-funded project is studying the use of RFID to aid in the recycling of consumer electronics.
- Printed Electronics Start-up Specializes in Low-Volume Tag Production
By focusing on production runs as small as 150 units, Mu-Gahat says it provides companies with greater flexibility for testing and development.
- Wilson Sporting Goods Looking to Score With RFID
The company hopes to gain increased visibility regarding the products it ships to Wal-Mart, and to track the in-store deployment of promotional displays.
- VRF Offering Dynamic Price Tags
The startup has developed item-level RFID tags with electronic-paper screens for displaying changeable price information and automatic markdowns, as well as for inventory and theft control within retail settings.
- Airbus Sheds Light on Its Ambitious RFID Program
Airbus was the featured presenter during a webinar yesterday that provided an inside look at the aircraft manufacturer's RFID deployment, which has become one of Europe's most high-profile. A wide variety of topics were covered, but this article provides the key takeaways.
- RFID Gives a Lift to Crane Accuracy
A passive UHF reader integrated into the hook of an industrial crane helps operators identify bulky, look-alike goods such as steel coils and paper rolls. SPEDE Technologies recently debuted its RFID Crane Locator Solution, which also features a laser range finder to pinpoint item locations.
- New RFID Technology Helps Kraft, P&G, Kimberly-Clark Go the Distance
The three CPG manufacturers have been piloting Mojix's RFID system, which employs a single interrogator to read tags from up to 600 feet away.
- Sam's Club, P&G Discuss Sharing RFID's Value
At this week's RFID Journal LIVE! 2008 conference, more than 3,300 attendees came to learn how to put RFID to work.
- Nestlé Italy Finds RFID Brings ROI for Ice Cream
The company expects to see a range of benefits from using RFID tags with built-in sensors to verify ice cream is stored and transported at temperatures neither too cold nor too warm.
- American Apparel Going to Item-Level RFID in Stores
Fashion retailer American Apparel announced plans to implement item-level RFID management systems at its 120 North American retail stores. The chain is currently installing systems at 16 New York City area locations following a trial that significantly reduced the time needed to take inventory.