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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.

Deere-Hitachi Excavator Factory Improves Work-in-Progress

The company has deployed AeroScout RFID tags and exciters to identify when an excavator passes from one work station to the next, or is pulled off the assembly line.

Manufacturing Case Studies

Swiss Manufacturer Adopts RFID to Stay Competitive

Sekisui Alveo, which manufactures foam products, uses the technology to improve inventory visibility and productivity.

Manufacturing Features

Re-Evaluating Supply Chain Relationships

When customers help suppliers deploy RFID, everyone benefits.

Manufacturing Editor's Notes

An Event for the Energy, Mining and Construction Sectors

A conference hosted by RFID Journal will educate companies in these industries about how RFID can deliver benefits today, and a standards workshop following the event will help them shape how the technologies are used.

Manufacturing Expert Views

Tracking Transformations

EPCIS 1.1 connects the life cycle of a finished product to its raw materials.

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 Select a Real-Time Locating System

These four steps will help you determine the most cost-efficient solution for managing assets and improving the bottom line.

Manufacturing Videos

Manufacturing White Papers

  • RFID Benefits for the Manufacturing Process
    Published July 2014
    SSMC, a joint venture of NXP Semiconductors and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., has implemented RFID-based inventory and production control to its enterprise resource planning systems, to improve visibility throughout the manufacturing process and increase productivity. In this document, NXP outlines the implementation and its results. (2 pages)
  • What Makes RFID Systems Industrial-Strength?
    Published February 2014
    Retail environments in which products are sold look nothing like the industrial environments in which they are produced. Yet the same RFID products developed for retail stores and supply chain operations are heavily marketed to manufacturers for production operations. These products may have different housings or IP ratings than their general-purpose cousins, and may work fine in warehouses, but that does not necessarily qualify them as industrial-grade. Balluff discusses how companies can determine if their RFID equipment will survive in industrial environments. (8 pages)
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