- Uniform Firm Boosts Productivity With RFID-Guided Sortation
By automating the sorting of soiled linens and garments, Canadian Linen and Uniform Service has reduced labor by 17 percent and increased capacity by 50 percent.
- Wal-Mart Canada Making RFID Progress
Twenty Wal-Mart stores in Canada are collecting RFID data, helping to eliminate overstocks; the retailer will study the impact of harsh winter weather on RFID equipment.
- Belton Industries Tests Tags on Textiles
The South Carolina manufacturer is considering the deployment of RFID technology to track rolls of fabric and streamline its order-fulfillment process.
- UMass Med Center Finds Big Savings Through Tagging
The hospital says it has trimmed thousands of dollars thanks to an RFID system that tracks its inventory of cardiac stents, balloons, pacemakers and other cardiac devices.
- Finnish Retailer Gets Quick ROI on Item-Level RFID
Finnish apparel firm NP Collection reports that it expects full ROI in less than six months for its 80,000-item garment tagging program. The payback comes from reduced out-of-stocks and improved replenishment at retail, and streamlined operations in the supply chain. The company plans major system expansion in 2008.
- Impinj Demos New Approach for Pharma RFID Tagging
Impinj demonstrated a new tag commissioning station that pharmaceutical manufacturers can use to simultaneously encode EPC numbers on dozens of individual products packed in a case. The system lets encoding be done away from a high-speed production line and is marketed as a solution for meeting serialization requirements.
- Maternity Apparel Maker to Deploy Smart Displays in Stores
To help it track inventory and sales, Tomorrow's Mother will supply tagged garments and RFID-enabled fixtures to department stores in the United States and Canada.
- Metro Sees Progress With Its Frozen-Foods Pilot
The retailer is using RFID-enabled forklifts at a distribution center in Hamm, Germany, to track tagged pallets of frozen food and the locations where they are stored.
- MBA Group Finds RFID Improves Shipment Accuracy
The distributor of medical supplies is tagging and tracking cartons of goods, enabling it to reduce order-preparation time and eliminate errors.
- Elektrobit Unveils UHF RFID Suite
The EB Identification Network consists of RFID interrogators, controllers and software to help companies more easily implement, tune and manage networks of RFID readers, thereby reducing interference and congestion.
- Food and Livestock Tagging Expected to See Bumper Gains
The sector is expected to be the dominant RFID market by 2017, when sales of RFID tags for food and livestock are slated to reach $2.66 billion.
- GS1 UK Launches Nationwide RFID Pilot
The trial's purpose is to enable participants to share RFID-related data by means of applications based on EPCglobal's EPCIS standard.
- Two Singapore Fashion Retailers Use RFID to Track Inventory
The use of HF tags enables the stores to perform a daily inventory, reduce shrinkage and restock goods in a timely manner.
- RFID Sweetens Imperial's Shipping Process
The sugar manufacturer is using tagged plastic pallets to track its shipments from the refinery to the store, and to reduce the likelihood of contaminant exposure.
- German Hospital Expands Bed-Tagging Project
Bielefeld City Clinic will use RFID to track beds and mattresses as they move through an automated washing system, to make sure they're properly cleaned and to cut down on unnecessary procedures.