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

Iron Mine Uses RFID to Locate and Control Equipment

Precyse Technologies' Smart Agent active tags enable the mining company to know where its generators, welding equipment and mobile lighting are located, as well as switch the lighting on and off.

Operations Case Studies

Europe's Largest Gold Mine Tracks Ore

A rugged RFID tag allows managers at Agnico Eagle's Kittilä mine to monitor processes and improve production.

Operations Features

Managing Medical Devices

RFID can help manufacturers of surgical implants, instruments and other items meet a new FDA mandate, improve internal operations and boost customer satisfaction.

Operations Editor's Notes

The Internet of Things Journal

We're expanding our editorial offering because businesspeople will need a reliable source of information about how to leverage IoT technologies.

Operations Expert Views

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.

Operations 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.

Operations 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.

Operations Videos

Operations White Papers

  • 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)
  • Deploying Intelligent Work-in-Process Through RFID
    Published November 2013
    Entigral's L. Allen Bennett offers tips on how to identify the need for and then position an RFID-based solution for intelligent work-in-process (WIP). Bennett addresses aspects that plant managers should consider when designing, implementing and using RFID solutions: knowing the current process, its timing, its strengths and improvement needs; understanding the physics of RFID, as well as a facility's environmental conditions; and recognizing how to identify, minimize and handle exceptions. (5 pages)
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