- Marching to Compliance and ROI
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
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
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
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.
- RFID Delivers Newborn Security
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
- Tracking Skiers for a Good Cause
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.
- Vendor to Foxhole Tracking
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.