- New FCC Rules Could Threaten RFID, IoT Development
The agency's new equipment-authorization rules impact where manufacturers can cost-effectively conduct R&D for devices certified for sale in the United States.
- Volkswagen AG Forges Ahead With Transparent Prototype
In accordance with German automotive Industry 4.0 initiatives, the company currently receives RFID-tagged prototype parts from more than 150 suppliers for its Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi brands.
- The Growing Use of RTLS by Manufacturers
Manufacturing companies are looking to real-time location systems to improve their operational efficiency and lower operational costs by tracking equipment, goods, materials, work orders, safety, assembly lines, distribution and other growing applications.
- Use Your EPC to Indicate Country of Origin
By employing a simple coding scheme, you can quickly identify where items in your supply chain were manufactured, and ensure that your customs declarations are accurate.
- Tracking Transformations
EPCIS 1.1 connects the life cycle of a finished product to its raw materials.
- When Does Tracking Workers Make Sense?
The right system can provide safety, privacy and security, and serve the interests of both a company and its employees.
- Sharing Tag Space
Gen2v2 lets supply-chain partners manage their own information.
- Uncomplicating the Supply Chain
RFID can provide visibility into manufacturing and commercial operations—if all partners work together.
- EPCIS for Internal Projects
The standard for sharing information can maximize the value of your RFID hardware investment.
- A New EPC on the Block
GS1 has developed an RFID standard for identifying automotive components and parts.
- Monitoring Aging Infrastructure
An RFID tag's antenna can serve as a sensor to detect cracks in concrete and other construction materials.
- Getting to the Tipping Point
Apparel retailers and manufacturers will soon be engaged in a "virtuous cycle" that will lead to item-level tagging throughout the supply chain.
- Checking Services
A new GS1 standard will make it cost-efficient for retail pharmacies and distributors to verify e-pedigree data.
- Innovative Manufacturing Execution System Reduces Barriers to RFID Adoption in South China
Factory operators are partnering with academic researchers and government agencies to develop an MES that can help overcome concerns regarding high costs and risks, as well as the high level of technical skills required for implementation.
- Algorithms Increase Operational Reliability of UHF RFID Systems
Industrial production facilities pose special challenges for UHF RFID technology, but new functions added to readers ensure that tag IDs are captured consistently and accurately.