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RFID Journal covers RFID manufacturing technologies and applications that help businesses save money by better managing work in process, assets and inventory and improve shipping accuracy.

RFID News Roundup

Fujitsu to provide GlobeRanger manufacturing IoT solution to Baker Hill Industries ••• ABI Research reports growth of BLE beacon shipments in IoT, RTLS, personal/asset tracking ••• HID Global announces new all-purpose RAIN UHF RFID tags ••• SML adds support for iOS, Android, Windows 10 mobile devices to RFID app platform ••• NFC Ring unveils payment ring with Infineon contactless security chip.

Manufacturing Case Studies

Volvo's Global RFID Initiative

The auto manufacturer shifts production into a higher gear, driving improvements and cost savings.

Manufacturing Features

RFID and Productivity Growth: Behind the Economic Statistics

Companies using radio frequency identification to automatically track and manage assets are lowering costs, increasing revenue, and improving customer satisfaction and employee morale.

Manufacturing Editor's Notes

My Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on RFID

The fact that a major newspaper has published an opinion piece suggests the tide has shifted in RFID's direction.

Manufacturing Expert Views

Embedding RFID Tags Into Wearables

RFID technology represents an easy and efficient method for authenticating wearable devices, and for storing important information about those products.

Manufacturing Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Manufacturing How To Articles

How to Benefit From the Internet of Things

RFID lets businesses make smart connections, to automate processes, improve customer loyalty and cut costs with remote monitoring.

Manufacturing Videos

Manufacturing White Papers

  • Globalized M2M and IoT Connectivity
    Published July 2016
    More than 13 billion connected devices are estimated to exist, with more than 5.5 million new ones coming online daily. The challenge many enterprises face with an ever-growing network of connected "things" is how to effectively capture and channel the data being exchanged. EMnify explores machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity, how IoT applications are enabled by M2M technology, the existing options for IoT connectivity, and data management and security for manufacturers preparing for a global deployment of internet-enabled devices. (18 pages)
  • UHF RFID: Taking Manufacturing Visibility and Control to the Next Level
    Published March 2016
    Ultrahigh-frequency RFID technology can provide manufacturing and logistics operators with longer read ranges and faster read speeds, and its simultaneous tag-reading capacity can enable more complex applications. Siemens' Michael LaGrega and Nicole Lauther provide a brief history of RFID, as well as an overview of how it works and common applications. This paper covers the six most basic steps required to successfully deploy a UHF RFID system. (8 pages)
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