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  • The Math Behind RFID in Logistics

    By Robert Hadow

    There is a good business case for using RFID to track containers and chassis.

  • Levels of RFID Maturity, Part 2

    By Paul Blossom

    Here are the five levels of maturity for successful RFID implementations.

  • Give RFID Systems an Analytical Edge

    By Hersh Bhargava

    With an analytics and integration services (AIS) layer at the edge of enterprise systems, RFID solutions will become scaleable and bring real-time visibility and true automation.

  • Levels of RFID Maturity, Part 1

    By Paul Blossom

    Implementing RFID successfully requires a step-by-step approach.

  • Finding RFID's Break-even Point

    By Jorge Santana

    RFID tag costs will cut a manufacturer's profit margin but also boost sales by reducing out-of-stocks. Here's a formula for finding the break-even point on tag costs.

  • Why Wal-Mart Had To Deploy RFID

    By Nicholas D. Evans

    If the retailer didn't move to use RFID in its supply chain, it risked allowing upstarts to use the new technology to erode Wal-Mart's competitive advantage.

  • Dollars and Sensors

    By Robert Mayberry

    RFID is the start of a new age of wireless sensors and actuators that will be as influential in information technology in the 21st century as the Internet was to e-business at the end of the last century.

  • The New RFID Standard in Europe

    By John Falck

    The new ETSI standard governing the use of RFID readers in the UHF spectrum should meet the needs of most end users.

  • Separating Wheat from Chaff

    By David Luckham and Mark Palmer

    Companies that deploy RFID systems will need to use "complex event processing" to identify meaningful information from the stream of data RFID readers will provide.

  • Physics Can Solve Your RFID Puzzle

    By Charles Schlosser

    Some say that getting RFID reader and tags to communicate is a dark art, but here's how you can apply science to make your systems work.

  • RFID and Consumer Demand

    By James McQuivey

    By tagging people who agree to allow their shopping habits to be tracked anonymously, retailers could gain unparalleled insights into consumer behavior.

  • Why UHF RFID Systems Won't Scale

    By Hendrik van Eeden

    Proposed ISO and EPC standards for UHF RFID systems don’t allow for many readers to operate simultaneously in one location, which will dramatically reduce the effectiveness of any large-scale implementation.

  • Planning for RFID Data

    By Nicholas D. Evans

    As companies move from piloting to deploying RFID technology, they need to be prepared to deal with a variety of data management issues.

  • Europe Needs New RFID Regulations

    By Hendrik van Eeden

    Proposed changes to ETSI regulations surrounding the use of RFID systems won't enable European companies to use UHF systems for supply chain management.

  • Making RFID Work

    By Saket Batra

    End users need enterprise application vendors to step up and provide ways to take advantage of RFID data without adding complexity and cost to their IT infrastructure.

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