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  • Watch this Space: How Mobile and Beacons Are Enhancing the Value of Out-of-Home Media for Advertisers and Mobile App Partners
    Published August 2015
    In this Gimbal-sponsored white paper, IMMR's Phil Hendrix outlines the potential of MOHBE (mobile and out-of-home, powered by beacons) technology for advertisers, mobile app publishers and OOH media properties, covering the following key topics: industry leaders' perspectives on OOH, mobile and beacons; a primer on what beacons are and how they work; the five stages of mobile, beacon and OOH integration; why OOH stands out in a crowded media landscape; how advertisers, mobile app partners and OOH media can capitalize on the opportunity; and the challenges that advertisers and the OOH ecosystem must address. (23 pages)
  • Six Steps to a Successful RFID Asset-Tracking System
    Published August 2015
    While advanced automation has helped to vastly streamline industrial production in past years, RFID asset-tracking systems have done the same with inventory management and logistics. Prism Systems' Keith Jones and Siemens' Michael LaGrega explain how to set up such a solution. This paper provides a brief history of RFID, as well as an overview of how it works and some common applications. (8 pages)
  • Putting RFID to Work in Your Plant
    Published August 2015
    RFID is being used for a wide variety of applications, including many you might not even realize. Siemens' Jeff Snyder explains why, when used for product tracking, the technology can be faster and far more accurate than manual techniques. (4 pages)
  • EPCIS: The Standards, Supply Chain Implications and Solution Provider Expertise
    Published August 2015
    The Electronic Product Code Information System (EPCIS) plays a pivotal role in the life-sciences supply chain. The EPCIS standard is a candidate to meet compliance requirements in several markets, and more companies are beginning to rely on it for internal serialized data communication. TraceLink's executives have been integrally involved with the development of EPCIS guidelines for use within life sciences, providing regulatory and technical expertise in four GS1 working groups. The company discusses its solution that supports the use of EPCIS between internal systems and trade partners at the packaging line, enterprise and network levels, offering flexible integration and data translation and transport capabilities. (4 pages)
  • The 10 Crucial Lessons Learned From the First-Ever Global RFID Retail Deployment
    Published August 2015
    In 2008, American Apparel's senior-executive team faced a crisis. Throughout 2007 and 2008, the company had been opening stores at a fast clip, growing overall revenues immensely with same-store-sales lagging behind, but healthy nonetheless. After years of expansion, the writing was on the wall: with dozens of new stores spread out across the world, comparable store sales were flattening. By the end of 2009, American Apparel reported an 11 percent decline in comparable store sales. SML explains how the team looked at and ranked potentially disruptive technologies, and how it kept coming back to item-level RFID as a tool that could change the way in which it operated at a fundamental level.
  • Winning in Retail With RFID: Today and Tomorrow
    Published August 2015
    In recent years, RFID solutions have seen widespread acceptance in retail inventory management. The major drivers of business value in RFID for retail include benefits in sales and margin, reduced costs, improved inventory management, and supply chain efficiency. SML discusses how to derive the most business benefit from RFID, as well as how different retailers and brand owners have adopted the technology to maximize their return on investment.
    Tags: Retail
  • RFID: The Backbone of the Internet of Things—An Examination of the Implications for Retail
    Published August 2015
    Industry adoption of RFID is on the verge of a momentous tipping point, driven largely by the world of apparel retail. SML explains how the features and benefits of RFID technology are tailor-made for the pricing and SKU complexity of the apparel retail model, delivering real business value as an inventory-management tool.
  • RFID Access Control: A Comparison of Seven Leading Technologies
    Published July 2015
    RFID-based access-control and cashless-payment systems are now standard for large-scale festivals and tech-forward, high-profile events. Such systems eliminate costs and increase revenue. But each event and solution provider is different. TourTech explains how to determine which partner is right for your unique event, and which ones to trust. This document provides a short overview of each company, along with a comparison chart and standout features. (9 pages)
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