- COVER STORY
- Re-Evaluating Supply Chain Relationships
When customers help suppliers deploy RFID, everyone benefits.
- VERTICAL FOCUS
- Cultivating RFID
Horticultural firms achieve benefits from tracking returnable transport items, while nurseries, governments and researchers develop business cases for monitoring individual plants.
- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
- RFID Helps Hospitals Clean Up Their Act
Hand-hygiene monitoring solutions reduce infection rates and related costs.
- OUT IN FRONT
- Smart Fabrics Monitor Patient Health
Researchers at Drexel University are developing clothing with conductive fibers,
which can detect medical conditions and transmit data via RFID.
- OUT IN FRONT
- RFID Helps Analyze Hockey Players' Performance
With the system, coaches can obtain information in real time about each player's playing time, as well as shift count and average shift length.
- Developing Industry Standards
Companies in aerospace, oil and gas, and retail apparel are working to create a common way of using RFID to maximize the technology's potential benefits.
- Retailers Use RFID to Woo Shoppers
It's not easy to engage customers, in stores or online, but a number of innovative applications may do the trick.
- EDITOR'S NOTE
- Moving Beyond Mandates
Companies are beginning to recognize that it is more beneficial to collaborate on projects to achieve mutual benefits that it is to demand that partners deploy RFID.
- SOFTWARE SAVVY
- Tracking Transformations
EPCIS 1.1 connects the life cycle of a finished product to its raw materials.
- SUPPLY CHAIN LINKS
- A Win-Win for Suppliers
RFID-enabled VMI improves customer service while reducing costs and errors.
- TUNED IN
- Building on Retail's RFID Foundation
Companies that have deployed RFID to improve inventory accuracy can now use the technology to gain a competitive advantage.