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July/August 2006

Magazine ArchiveJuly/August 2006
JUL/AUG 2006

Features

  • COVER STORY
  • How World Kitchen Got It Right
    The manufacturer of consumer housewares integrated its RFID tagging operation with its back-end systems to keep the cost of complying with mandates low—and to lay the groundwork for a system that could be scaled up and deliver internal benefits.
  • BEST PRACTICES
  • The Secrets of Their Success
    Companies that are tagging goods for retailers—and Wal-Mart's Simon Langford—reveal how to turn an RFID mandate into a competitive advantage.
  • VERTICAL FOCUS
  • Cashing In on RFID's Benefits
    Financial service institutions are tracking data and currency to secure shipments, minimize risk and keep customers satisfied.
  • BEST PRACTICES
  • The Smart Way to Print Smart Labels
    Kimberly-Clark's John Onderko explains the issues you need to consider before purchasing an RFID label printer-encoder or label applicator.

Departments

  • Editor’s Note
  • World Kitchen's Mandate
  • Out in Front
  • Smart Dummies
    The owner of Mannequin Madness, a home-based business, wants to use RFID to better service her customers and improve her company's productivity.
  • Out in Front
  • Removing the Sting From Beekeeping
    RFID helps put an end to bee-hive thievery.
  • Out in Front
  • Art Imitates Life
    RFID helped a family get the most out of their house.
  • Perspective
  • Wal-Mart Goes International
    Smart retailers and suppliers around the world will be watching Wal-Mart's next moves.
  • Perspective
  • Will the Empire Strike Back?
    After a period of relative calm, the privacy issue has erupted once again, leaving RFID's image with yet more bruises.
  • Perspective
  • World Cup Tests RFID
    FIFA tried using RFID to reduce scalping at the World Cup for soccer.
  • Product Developments
  • NFC Calling
    Several industries—and companies in Asia, Europe and the United States—are working to add near-field communication technology to mobile phones.

Columns

  • EPCGlobal Update
  • Trading in Concert
    How do you share data on the EPCglobal Network? Practice, practice, practice!
  • Inside the Labs
  • Playing the Field
    To design better-performing tags, we need to understand how tags behave in near and far fields.
  • Public Eye
  • Pay Attention!
    Ignoring what the government does in RFID is like being in the lumber business and dismissing Home Depot.
  • Ashton's View
  • Privacy Is Simple
    Let's stop all the nonsensical arguing and take action.
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