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Each month, RFID Journal receives numerous white paper submissions from outside experts. We read each paper carefully and select the most informative articles. Please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of facts or claims in these papers.

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  • Bar Codes Versus RFID for Work-in-Process Tracking
    Published January 2018
    This white paper, from BellHawk Systems, outlines when radio frequency identification and bar codes are each preferable to monitor WIP. With bar codes, a user must perform scanning, typically using a mobile computer equipped with an integrated bar-code scanner, whereas with RFID, scanning takes place automatically. BellHawk explores the merits of each type of tracking in manufacturing organizations, with an emphasis on the needs of organizations that make custom and semi-custom products. (5 pages)
  • Supplier Collaboration: Necessary or Needless?
    Published November 2017
    As the business climate rapidly changes, companies are seeking out ways to leverage greater efficiency in their operations. One key area of interest is supplier collaboration, which is when two or more autonomous firms work jointly to plan and execute operations. Radley Corp. explains why there are advantages to fostering closer supplier relationships, and how collaboration can impact the bottom line. (10 pages)
  • RFID Skimming: Understanding the Process, Threats and Ways to Avoid It
    Published November 2017
    Contactless cards, which are becoming the norm for cashless payments, are designed to be extremely safe and secure, but RFID skimming is a concern. In this infographic, Bricraft explains how individuals can protect their money from skimming and data theft. (14 pages)
  • Designing E-Paper Displays for IoT Applications
    Published November 2017
    Pervasive Displays discusses how e-paper displays can be built into Internet of Things devices. The bistable nature of e-paper minimizes power consumption with regard to changing display information, and fits with such wireless protocols as BLE and ZigBee, enabling devices to maximize the time they spend in sleep mode. E-paper works well with Near Field Communication since it can run off RF energy scavenged from an NFC reader, enabling battery-less designs. (12 pages)
  • Securing the Enterprise of Things
    Published October 2017
    The Internet of Things has the potential to be the next great computing era. 451 Research, in a white paper commissioned by BlackBerry, discusses the results of a survey of 200 IT de¬cision-makers responsible for endpoint decisions in their organizations. The appeal of unifying all enterprise endpoint security and management within a single system via the IoT is strong, but some challenges still remain. (17 pages)
  • The State of the Medical Device Industry: Enabling a Smart Inventory System to Automate Field Inventory Management
    Published October 2017
    With more than 6,500 medical device companies and a growing amount of inventory being transported in the field on a daily basis, gaining real-time visibility of inventory is vital. While many solutions exist for managing critical supplies, a fully connected, smart inventory-management system presents the most proactive solution for automating inventory management. Terso Solutions explains how, with the rapid growth of IoT and RFID technologies, a feasible solution can be applied to the health-care medical device markets. (8 pages)
  • Life Sciences Industry Vision: Laboratory Automation Through a Smart Inventory-Management System
    Published October 2017
    As the life sciences industry continues to grow, there is an emergent trend toward the need for a real-time, automated, integrated supply chain based on the concept of a smart inventory-management system utilizing UHF RFID technology. The industry is burdened with manual and outdated processes that create difficulties for personnel and company operations. Terso Solutions explains why it is important to determine proactive, value-based solutions that create significant changes in workflows and efficiencies. (8 pages)
  • The Internet of Visuals: The Power of Virtual and Physical Union in IoT/IoE Logistics
    Published October 2017
    ProxiGroup's Curtis Shull explains how companies can revolutionize their business with interactive computer-aided design, and how to use virtual-to-live Internet of Things designs to streamline processes in logistics. (10 pages)
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