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  • RFID Brings Gains to Small Apparel Brand

    Southern Fried Cotton, which opted to leverage a technology more commonly deployed by big companies, has brought its customer chargeback rate down by 98.8 percent, increased its warehouse efficiency and achieved an ROI within less than a year.

  • RFID Data Helps Power Schneider Electric's Smart Factory

    The company is inviting customers and partners to view its IoT solution that employs data from RFID, as well as augmented and virtual reality systems, to monitor the status of production and supplies, capture analytics regarding work-in-progress and boost efficiency.

  • IoT Automates Rail Brake Testing for Logistics Firm

    CFL Multimodal is piloting a 20-freight-car system that uses a mesh radio network system from Traxens to capture and transmit data about the functionality of car brakes, thereby preventing potential accidents and making testing more efficient for vehicles traveling across Europe or into China.

  • CoreRFID Helps CraneCare Lifting Services Speed Up Inspection Certification

    The U.K. specialist lifting software company is helping the Irish lifting equipment inspection firm to reduce the amount of time it takes to issue critical certification from weeks down to a matter of minutes.

  • U.K. Home Goods and Apparel Retailer Boosts Accuracy With RFID

    Matalan has deployed RFID across all 220 stores to bring its inventory accuracy above 95 percent, helping to ensure that products are available for omnichannel sales.

  • Auto Maker Speeds Processes via RFID

    MSM Solutions' replenishment system is providing an automotive factory with UHF RFID-based data regarding the parts moving onto the assembly floor and empty racks returning from the floor, thereby ensuring the manufacturing system has just-in-time access to those parts.

  • HyWEAR Puts RFID, Bar-Code Reading in Users' Hands

    The compact, fingerless glove device from Feig Electronics can read tags and scan bar codes without requiring users to carry a handheld reader to capture the IDs of parcels, baggage or other tagged items.

  • IoT Lets Buildings Talk About Their Health

    A new feature known as Talking Buildings, part of WiseState's Bopstem solution, allows building managers to chat with their buildings about the operations of a chiller, water heater or generator, via WhatsApp or Telegram.

  • HP Brazil Integrates RFID With Smart Packaging

    The technologies work in parallel and in a complementary manner, lowering costs and increasing efficiency in controlling the value chain of products.

  • Sales Up 3 Percent in Voice Norge RFID Pilot

    The retailer has deployed an RFID solution from Nedap across its 200 Nordic stores, enabling it to display in-store products to online shoppers, thereby making both online and physical shopping easier and more efficient.

  • Smartrac, Partners Aim for Green Tags

    The Green Tag Program offers green certification to UHF and NFC tags sold by Smartrac that omit heavy metals, adhesives and chemical etching processes as tags are increasingly being applied to products and packaging that might be recycled.

  • NXP's Smart Market Demonstrates RFID for Shopping Experience

    The market at the recent Consumer Electronics Show featured wearable NFC and UHF RFID wristbands and a variety of solutions for engaging with consumers, enabling them to purchase goods and providing inventory accuracy for stores and brands.

  • Irish Lift Equipment Company Offering HF RFID-Based Inspections

    Ireland's Electricity Supply Board utility is among the businesses using passive 13.56 MHz RFID tags on its lifting machines to ensure the automated capture of safety equipment testing and inventory-management data.

  • Rafik Jeans Tests RFID to Track 50,000 Items

    The Brazilian company controls the production of goods in São Paulo and Minas Gerais, as well as sales in 19 other cities, including Bahia and Goiás.

  • Plastics Company Prevents Errors With RFID

    Aurora Plastics has adopted a system from Quest Integrated Solutions, using Janam hardware, that not only helps prevent costly mistakes in the process of off-loading plastic resin, but also improves rail-yard management.

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