- Perfecting Just-In-Time Production
By Jonathan Collins
Johnson Controls makes car and truck seats that must be delivered to automakers in precise order for just-in-time manufacturing. The company has deployed a 13.56 MHz RFID system that has proven to be 99.9 percent accurate.
- Asset Tracking in Big Organizations
By Bob Violino
Large organizations have a hard time tracking assets, like laptops. Pilots at one of the largest US government agencies, the Social Security Administration, prove RFID and creative thinking can save money.
- Air Canada GETS Asset Tracking
Reusable supply chain assets often seem to sprout legs and walk off on their own. Learn how Air Canada used an innovative RFID system from Scanpak to slash unexplained losses and improve food cart utilization globally.
- RFID Makes a Splash at Water Park
An RFID locating system gives parents visiting Dolly's Splash Country piece of mind, because kids are always tracked. It also gives the park the opportunity to increase revenues by adding services, like cashless payments.
- RFID Speeds P&G Plant Throughput
When Procter & Gamble's facility in Spain boosted throughput, the loading dock became a bottleneck. RFID increased the speed at which pallets could be loaded on trucks -- and it eliminated mistakes and cut costs.
- The Key to Tracking Unique Items
Britain's CD.id project shows RFID can be used to track individual music CDs through the supply chain. The real challenge is creating a system that benefits everyone, including the retailer that wants to prevent shoplifting.
- Tracking Products to Thwart Thieves
To reduce losses and boost efficiency, Woolworths has launched a pilot that uses RFID and other technologies to track products through the supply chain.
- Military Orders RFID Tracking
Gen. Tommy Franks has decreed that all supplies bound for Afghanistan must be tracked with RFID tags to provide visibility and flexibility
- Tracking Concrete Cubes for QA
More than 1 million concrete samples are tested in Singapore each year. BuildNow's CubeInfo system uses RFID to dramatically improve the process.
- RFID Reforms Prison Management
An inmate-tracking system being used at a California prison warns of a potential escape. It may also reduce prison violence and safeguard employees.
- Learning From Prada
The Italian clothier has put RFID tags on every item in its New York Epicenter store. This is more than just a clever marketing ploy.
- The Art of Tracking Masterpieces
Several museums in Rotterdam are using RFID to reduce the cost of tracing the movements of works by Rembrandt, Renoir, Picasso and other masters.
- RFID Penetrates Oil Wells
Marathon Oil has developed an RFID system that makes "dumb iron" smart. It could save oil companies millions of dollars a year.