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  • RFID Becomes an Overnight Sensation for Sernam

    By Jonathan Collins

    The French shipping company finds that a tag-and-reader system significantly improves the efficiency of its overnight deliveries.

  • The Lahey Clinic's RFID Remedy

    By Mark Roberti

    A top Boston-area hospital has learned that RFID can cure problems associated with tracking and maintaining high-value mobile medical equipment.

  • RFID Chops Timber Costs

    By Rhea Wessel

    Using tags embedded in plastic nails, German forestry company Cambium tracks logs as they move from the forest to the factory.

  • E-Pedigree Pioneers

    By Mark Roberti

    A groundbreaking pilot involving drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma and wholesaler H.D. Smith proves RFID tags can be used as the information-carrying platform to create secure electronic documents with chain-of-custody information.

  • Finland Post Finds RFID Can Deliver ROI

    By Jonathan Collins

    After completing a two-month RFID trial, the national mail carrier believes there is a clear business case for using tags to track reusable assets such as roll cages and crates.

  • LEGO Puts the RFID Pieces Together

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    By integrating RFID into its current shipping operations, the company not only is able to comply with mandates from Target and Wal-Mart, it is also saving money and labor compared with a standalone tagging system.

  • Texas Lab Stocks Up With RFID

    By Jonathan Collins

    At the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, researchers find that radio frequency identification gets them the supplies they need, 24-7.

  • EPC Bag Tagging Takes Wing

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Transportation Security Administration conducted an end-to-end trial proving UHF EPC tags can be read in Asian, U.S. and European regulatory environments, and that airlines can use the EPCglobal data model to share bag tag data.

  • Ultimate Control: RFID-Enabled Manufacturing

    By Mark Roberti

    At its semiconductor plant in East Fishkill, N.Y., IBM has used RFID to completely automate the manufacturing of advanced microchips from 300-millimeter silicon wafers. The high-tech facility optimizes production, speeds up product development and improves customer service.

  • Navy Tracks Broken Parts From Iraq

    By Mark Roberti

    The U.S. Navy completed a six-month field trial involving the tagging of more than 12,000 airplane parts and containers. Learn how much the project cost, the challenges that were overcome, the results and why the Navy wants to expand the project.

  • VW's Auto City Runs on RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    As many as 700 customers daily pick up their new cars at Volkswagen's theme park, where workers use RFID to ready each vehicle and match it up with the right owner.

  • Dutch Banks Follow the Money

    By Jonathan Collins

    Rabobank branches save time and cut costs by using RFID to track cash deliveries for their ATMs.

  • Motorcycle Maker Powers Up With RFID

    By Bob Violino

    Customized bike builder Viper uses RFID to boost factory output, cut labor costs, process repairs, serve its dealership and even comply with Sarbanes-Oxley.

  • Lab-Powered Innovation

    By Mark Roberti

    Kimberly-Clark uses its 5,000-square-foot dirty lab to develop and test RFID solutions before rollout.

  • Bus Co. Keeps Tabs on Fare Boxes

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    After a proof-of-technology pilot, a Vancouver bus company plans to roll out an active RFID system to track its buses and fare-collection equipment.

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