- 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.
- SAP & XML Helps Wilson Easily Integrate RFID Labeling
Wilson Sporting Goods produces RFID compliance shipping labels by using printer/encoders that support direct connectivity to its SAP and IBM AS/400 enterprise systems. The system architecture helped the company simplify implementation during a time of IT transition.
- 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.
- 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.
- Startup Touts 600-foot Read Range for Passive RFID
Mojix is a startup led by former NASA deep space scientists who used their digital signal processing expertise to develop passive RFID technology with 600-foot read range. Mojix says its STAR system can identify individual Gen2 tags within a 250,000 square foot area.
- Suppliers Find No Incentive to Adopt RFID for Direct Store Delivery
A report issued by international trade association Global Commerce Initiative recommends suppliers and retailers initially focus instead on using RFID for products shipped to distribution centers.
- Mojix Takes Passive UHF RFID to a New Level
The startup draws on RF expertise from deep-space signal processing to create a system that it says will offer improved performance, new capabilities and lower deployment costs.
- All Eyes on FDA for Drug E-Pedigree
Now that California has extended its electronic-pedigree deadline to 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could become the first governing body to issue e-pedigree requirements for protecting the pharma supply chain—assuming it meets its goal.
- German Study Shows Companies Dissatisfied With RFID's Ability to Meet Goals
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and P3 say businesses don't appreciate how RFID can help improve the efficiency of numerous business processes.
- California Not Ready for Drug Pedigrees -- Is RFID?
California delayed implementation of its pedigree law for pharmaceuticals by two years, to January, 2011. In its ruling, the California Board of Pharmacy said companies in the pharmaceutical supply chain were not ready to meet the complex new requirements, and also called into question RFID technology maturity.
- DSD Study Finds Skepticism About RFID Value
A new study from the Global Commerce Initiative (GCI) found considerable skepticism about the value of RFID technology for direct store delivery (DSD) operations. DSD suppliers and retailers see possible benefits from RFID, but reported other options have more value potential and conditions for RFID adoption won't be favorable for years.
- Lockheed Martin Uses RFID to Help Track Stealth Fighter
Lockheed Martin asked suppliers to its Joint Strike Fighter aircraft program to apply RFID labels to shipments by the end of 2008 and suggested RFID tagging requirements could be expanded to other suppliers. The Joint Strike Fighter features cutting-edge stealth and avionics technologies that also features innovation in the procurement process.
- Startup Service Adds Smarts to Fine Wine
A company named eProvenance is employing a combination of semi-active and passive RFID tags, as well as specialized ink, to track and authenticate bottles "from château to consumer."