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Operations News

This section includes articles about how companies across many different industries are using RFID to improve operational efficiencies.

Smart Cooler Helps Companies Sell More

Embraco has created an Internet of Things-based platform to help customers market more drinks and food at the point of sale.

Operations Case Studies

Nebraska Hospital Boosts Efficiency, Patient Care With RFID

Cardinal Health's Inventory Management Solutions, installed at Nebraska Medicine, track the storage and use of high-value supplies for surgical procedures, thereby reducing out-of-stocks and expirations, while also automating patient billing.

Operations Features

On the Menu: RFID

Casual, fast-casual and quick-serve restaurants adopt wireless technologies to enhance the customer experience, ensure food safety and improve operations.

Operations Editor's Notes

What You Can Learn From the NFL

Tracking players and footballs might seem irrelevant to business, but there are things companies can learn from using RFID in this way.

Operations Expert Views

Can the Use of RFID Be Strengthened in the Health-Care Industry?

Improving and strengthening patient care with well-maintained and regularly tested RFID tags could make all the difference for a safer environment.

Operations Best Practices

Pet Peeves

CDO Technologies' Robert Zielinski discusses the missteps some end users make when deploying RFID, and offers advice for how to avoid such errors.

Operations How To Articles

How to Conduct a Successful Proof-of-Concept

This important test will help you determine how best to use RFID to solve your problems.

Operations Videos

Operations White Papers

  • 2014 Smart Manufacturing Technologies Survey
    Published November 2014
    In 2014, Ubisense commissioned SME and Manufacturing Engineering Media to conduct the Smart Manufacturing Technologies Survey on its behalf. This survey was designed to collect feedback about how manufacturers use real-time intelligence to gauge performance indicators, such as unscheduled downtime, productivity and quality issues. It targeted manufacturing engineers, as well as product design and quality-management professionals; was carried out over a three-week period; and garnered responses from 252 U.S.-based manufacturers. (17 pages)
  • Operational Excellence by RFID
    Published April 2014
    Fashion retailers around the world are using RFID to improve operational excellence and the shopping experience. Clothing industry consultancy Tailorit explains how companies are utilizing the technology to record, check and distribute vast quantities of items in mere seconds, without any visual contact, thereby speeding up goods flows, reducing costs and boosting sales. (11 pages)
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