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  • Case Study: International Paper

    By Bob Violino

    Steve Van Fleet, Director, Smart Packaging, International Paper

  • Case Study: NYK Logistics

    By Bob Violino

    Rick Pople, General Manager, NYK Logistics

  • Tracking Skiers for a Good Cause

    By Jonathan Collins

    The White Pass ski resort raised more than $50,000 for the American Cancer Society by tracking how many vertical feet skiers and snowboarders traveled. The system could be used as a loyalty program.

  • Gillette Sharpens Its Edge

    By Mark Roberti

    Dick Cantwell is overseeing a major RFID project at one of Gillette's distribution centers. The goal: foster a new culture of innovation to achieve dramatic efficiencies within the supply chain.

  • Vendor to Foxhole Tracking

    By Mark Roberti

    The U.S. Military's Combat Feeding Program pilot shows that RFID can be used to provide real-time visibility of rations as they move from the manufacturer to units in the field.

  • Golf Car Maker Scores with RFID

    By Jonathan Collins

    By integrating RFID with its new assembly line, Club Car has cut production time per golf car to 46 minutes from 88, improved its ability to customize cars—and saved millions of dollars.

  • Farm Harvests RFID’s Benefits

    By Bob Violino

    After deploying an RFID receiving system, Paramount Farms cut its operating costs, improved its relationship with growers and avoided having to invest in expanding its facilities.

  • Safeguarding Shipping Profitably

    By Jonathan Collins

    A project to secure cargo containers from seaport to seaport shows that RFID can track shipments with 100 percent accuracy, improve safety and deliver some compelling financial benefits to importers.

  • ChevronTexaco Takes RFID Offshore

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A field test at one of ChevronTexaco's offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico provides insights into how RFID can be used in shipping/receiving operations. ChevronTexaco is now looking at other pilot projects.

  • Case Builds for RFID in Construction

    By Jonathan Collins

    Fluor Construction found that active RFID tags could track large metal pipes stacked on a truck with 100 percent accuracy. But there are issues to overcome before the technology is widely used in the construction industry.

  • Pallet Tracking Goes High Tech

    By Mark Roberti

    Can RFID transform the way CHEP, a global supplier of wooden pallets and other reusable assets, does business and help its customers save money? CEO Victor Mendes says yes.

  • RFID Speeds P&G Plant Throughput

    By Bob Violino

    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.

  • Boeing Finds the Right Stuff

    By Bob Violino

    Boeing's Terry Alderson explains how his company uses RFID tags to track parts as they move through its facility in Wichita, Kansas. The system reduces costs and gives managers visibility into the parts pipeline.

  • Brink's Arms Itself with RFID

    By Bob Violino

    To thwart robbers, the world's biggest security transportation company has worked with RFID systems provider EM Microelectronic to develop an innovative RFID-enabled money box that self-destructs.

  • Logistics Gets Cheaper by the Yard

    By Bob Violino

    Managing more than 50,000 inbound freight containers and 30,000 outbound trailers annually is a logistical nightmare. But NYK Logistics has found a truckload of savings by using an RFID yard-management system.

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