- Biomet Tags Its Orthopedic Knees
The company hopes its pilot RFID project will improve its customer service, reverse logistics and inventory management.
- ETSI Group Plans Dense-Reader Trial
The standards agency will test two methods for improving the performance of dense RFID interrogator deployments in Europe.
- Blommer Tracking Chocolate with RFID
The cocoa-processing company has launched a warehouse management system and an RFID tracking system to improve inventory control and visibility.
- Wal-Mart Canada Plans Its First RFID Pilot
Working with a small number of its suppliers, the retailer will institute a system that closely parallels its U.S. RFID deployments.
- Ford Canada Adopts RFID System to Keep Parts Flowing
By July, the automaker's Oakville assembly plant will use active tags to track nearly 1,000 parts-filled trucks.
- RFID Industry Responds to Alien Vs. Intermec
Yesterday's announcement by Alien that it is suing Intermec caused a stir throughout the RFID market, with many surprised to see the issue of intellectual property -- widely believed to have been resolved -- back in the limelight. This article has highlights of analysis from across the industry.
- Alien Seeks to Disprove Intermec Patent Infringement
Alien says it is seeking a declaratory judgment to prove its RFID products do not violate Intermec’s intellectual property.
- IP in RFID Back at Issue as Alien Sues Intermec
Today Alien Technology filed suit against Intermec in the state of North Dakota. Alien asserts that its products do not infringe on certain RFID intellectual property of Intermec's, intellectual property for which Intermec has been attempting to collect royalties from vendors industry-wide.
- AT&T Introduces Managed RFID Service
AT&T is the latest technology giant to enter the RFID industry. Through a partnership with Symbol, BEA, and Intel, the company last week announced a managed RFID service that it hopes will "accelerate mass adoption" of the technology.
- Teradata Opens RFID Data Analytics Lab
Data warehousing and analytics firm Teradata this week announced the new Retail Advanced Business Analytics & RFID Lab. The lab is targeted at assisting retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers leverage and analyze data captured from across their supply chains by RFID and other technology.
- Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for May
Baird has released its May report. The sixteen-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.
- RFTrax Adds RFID to Railcar Tracking
The company is rolling out an RFID-enabled hardware and services platform, initially to the rejuvenated rail industry and companies shipping by rail.
- Analyst: Sense and Respond Goes Beyond RFID
In this guest column, Manufacturing Insights' Bob Ferrari argues that while RFID will be the most significant disruptive technology for enabling the sense and respond supply chain, it is but one piece of the overall solution, and a piece whose current costs still present an ROI challenge.
- Item-Level RFID Firm TAGSYS Lands $35m
Item-level tagging specialist TAGSYS today made two major company announcements: the first that it received $35 million in financing, the second that it will relocate its headquarters from France to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States.
- RFID Promotions Execution Initiative Launched
RFID-based promotions tracking got another boost last week as OATSystems, ADT, and Intel announced a "proof of ROI" program aimed at demonstrating its value to a handful of retailers. The companies will provide RFID hardware, software, and services to outfit ten stores of five retailers with promotions-tracking capabilities.