Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain says it has boosted inventory visibility and efficiency of supply chains for orthopedic loaner sets, to ensure implants are securely delivered to hospitals when needed, thereby driving down costs for healthcare providers and other supply chain members.
A solution from Locix, employing high-bandwidth Wi-Fi technology, is in use by a Japanese facility owned by Prologis to help meet e-commerce demands as one of the applications the company sees being launched to meet post-COVID-19 challenges.
Reliable distance control through an integrated warning system enables a reduction of new infections, as well as efficient COVID-19 management, allowing a quick restart of logistics, production and other company processes.
A solution being used by Milwaukee relocation-management firm WHR Group ensures workers follow hand-hygiene requirements and practice social distancing, while also offering contact tracing if a person tests positive for COIVD-19.
Technology company Engineering has developed a sensor that warns of unsafe distances between workers in order to prevent coronavirus contagion.
This week, RFID Journal continued its series of webinars highlighting the Best New Product finalists of 2020.
Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry, STMicroelectronics offer IoT modules; NFC Forum adopts bi-directional communication between smartphones, IoT devices; ProGlove provides social-distancing sensors for factory floor; Laird Connectivity unveils wireless IoT gateways; Nedap intros BLE-NFC vehicle gate access solution.
The SafeZone system is a modified version of its proximity-detection solution that will allow companies to provide workers with wristbands so they can adjust their behavior based on alerts if their close proximity to others poses a health risk.
SML Group's survey of 20 companies finds that the greatest concern as quarantines lift will be gaining visibility into idled stock, so the RFID technology company is offering a solution including tags, leased handheld readers and cloud-based inventory management.
A wireless energy-harvesting solution offered by Everactive continuously streams and analyzes rotating machine data to increase uptime, equipment effectiveness and energy efficiency.