- DaimlerChrysler Putting RFID Tags in Kanban Cards
The automaker plans to begin pilot RFID projects that will increase the visibility of parts at two of its German production sites.
- Blommer Tracking Chocolate with RFID
The cocoa-processing company has launched a warehouse management system and an RFID tracking system to improve inventory control and visibility.
- Alien Seeks to Disprove Intermec Patent Infringement
Alien says it is seeking a declaratory judgment to prove its RFID products do not violate Intermec’s intellectual property.
- Cardinal Health Readies Item-Level Pilot
The drug manufacturer, packager and distributor will test an RFID system that could help verify the authenticity of products moving through the supply chain.
- Orion Pharma Finishes RFID Trial
The Finnish drugmaker says it learned a lot about how to tag and track individual items, and has gained insight into how to use RFID to track raw materials and packaging.
- Companies Believe in RFID Benefits, Not Hype
At RFID Journal LIVE! this week, attendees received an update on Wal-Mart’s RFID deployment and tried to match their needs with the state of the technology.
- CPG Manufacturers Need RFID Framework
After surveying U.S. makers of consumer packaged goods, the Grocery Manufacturers Association published a white paper promoting a three-tier template to guide RFID adoption.
- TI, Smurfit-Stone Demo RFID-Enabled Cases
Texas Instruments and packaging manufacturer Smurfit-Stone have jointly devised a prototype cardboard case with an integrated RFID tag for the consumer packaged goods sector.
- Impinj Adds Item-Level RFID Offerings
The company is unveiling new inlay and interrogator antenna designs and small inlay form factors aimed at item-level tagging.
- Company Execs Foresee RFID's Potential
Although the technology has yet to deliver benefits to many companies' internal operations, a majority of executives believe RFID deployments will eventually pay off, the Aberdeen Group reports.
- KPN to Use RFID to Track Phones
Trial participants will apply tags to packaging of individual mobile phones and track them as they are transported between a distribution center and retail stores operated by the Dutch telco.
- RFID News Roundup
Dow joins EPCglobal; Gartner says RFID to grow to $3 billion in 2010; Zebra announces Gen 2 firmware availability; Symbol, Vue developing item-level tracking solutions; RFID in China: uneven growth; Gen 2 start kits from Avery Dennison Printer Systems; ToP Shop selling Rafsec, other RFID goods; NCR partnership targets Mediterranean market; Inside Contactless raises €9 million.
- Papermaker Works on Brand Authentication
Finnish packaging specialist Stora Enso is preparing a new software application using RFID to help companies track products and deter counterfeiting.
- RFID News Roundup
ABI report says UHF chipsets may lower reader prices; costs stymieing RFID in European supply chains; Avery Dennison RFID names 17 qualified converters; AeroScout, Alanco team up on Wi-Fi tracking; HID, INSIDE partnering on access control apps; New Zealand passports carrying Philips chips; South Korea approves use of Savi 433.92 MHz systems; AIM Global unveils RFID Emblem.
- MIT to Host RFID Academic Convocation
The Auto-ID Lab at MIT will host a two-day event aimed at bringing together the leading RFID researchers with a select group of end users.