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  • Beaver Street Fisheries Catches RFID

    By Elizabeth Wasserman

    The frozen-seafood dealer may be a small fish in Wal-Mart’s sea
    of suppliers, yet it met the retailer’s RFID mandate a year ahead of schedule—and it expects to land internal benefits as well.

  • Marching to Compliance and ROI

    By Bob Violino

    IT products provider GTSI was one of the first Defense Department suppliers to meet the military's tagging requirements. Now it's searching for ways to get a return on its investment.

  • Container Company Puts Lid on Slip-Ups

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    With its RFID-based tracking system, U.K. container rental company pH Europe not only boosted container utilization but also improved customer satisfaction and gained the ability to offer new services.

  • Intel Takes RFID Inside

    By Jonathan Collins

    The semiconductor giant learned a lot about the potential business value of RFID during a recent pilot to track tagged cases of microchips as it packed and shipped them to an OEM customer.

  • RFID Lands at Frankfurt Airport

    By Jonathan Collins

    After placing passive tags on such things as fire shutters, emergency lights and even passenger lounges, Fraport has significantly improved the productivity and accuracy of its maintenance operations.

  • Purdue Pharma Gets Down to the Item

    By Mark Roberti

    The pharmaceutical company is the first in the world to integrate RFID tagging of individual bottles of pills into a packaging line. Learn how Purdue did it.

  • RFID Delivers Newborn Security

    By Jonathan Collins

    Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital uses RFID to track the location of its newest patients and ensure they won’t be removed without permission. The same system is being used to track assets.

  • Tracking Assets from Prairie to Peak

    By Bob Violino

    Within months of deploying RFID to keep tabs on its IT equipment, Colorado's vast El Paso County expects to soon recoup its investment.

  • Airport Says Payback Is in the Bag

    By Jonathan Collins

    When its RFID luggage-handling system goes online in January, the Hong Kong Airport expects to lower labor costs, increase capacity and improve security.

  • RFID Revs Up Hummer Plant

    By Elizabeth Wasserman

    AM General needed to boost production of its Hummer H2 to meet demand, but its manufacturing facility had limited space for parts. The automaker turned to RFID to keep the plant humming.

  • NASA Creates Thinking RF Sensors

    By Jonathan Collins

    Low-cost wireless sensor networks developed by NASA can detect environmental changes and take action in response to what they detect. Now RFID is set to make them even more effective.

  • RFID Gives Racing a Winning Edge

    By Patrick Karle

    Using active RFID tags, the Indy Racing League not only times and scores 16 events, it also provides critical data to drivers and race crews, and helps engine, tire and chassis makers develop products.

  • Soap Maker Cleans Up with RFID

    By Jonathan Collins

    Canus, a maker of goat's milk soap, is deploying RFID to cut distribution costs, keep products from spoiling in transit and meet Wal-Mart's tagging requirements ahead of schedule.

  • RFID Brings Order to the Law

    By Jonathan Collins

    After a national law firm installed an RFID system to track legal files at its Boston location, accuracy in locating files jumped from 35 to 98 percent—saving tens of thousands of dollars in time spent looking for documents.

  • Chip Maker Tries ‘Snack and Trace’

    By Farhat Khan

    By using RFID to track shipments within its supply chain, KiMs, a Danish potato-chip maker, not only spiced up its sales but also cut the fat from its inventory and workforce.

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