- Farm Harvests RFID’s Benefits
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
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
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
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.
- Brink's Arms Itself with RFID
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
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.
- Boeing Finds the Right Stuff
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.
- Perfecting Just-In-Time Production
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
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