- DVD Movies to Star in Retail RFID Pilot
Major movie studios, distributors, and retailers will conduct an eight-week pilot project to track individual DVDs with Gen2 RFID tags. The pilot was designed as a proof of concept for item-level supply chain tracking and will involve reading tags at manufacturing and at retail to assist inventory management.
- Why METRO's Item-Level RFID Deployment Matters
German retailer METRO last week unveiled an item-level deployment for men's apparel at its high-end Galeria Kaufhof retail store in Essen, Germany. For more on the details, see Friday's . Today's article highlights reasons why the deployment matters.
- Small DOD Supplier Deploys RFID, Foresees Internal Benefits
Nav-Aids, a 15-employee Canadian maker of test accessory kits for aircraft, has implemented a system enabling it to fulfill U.S. RFID mandates in-house.
- METRO Unveils Warehouse-to-Checkout RFID System
German retailer METRO launched an RFID system at a high-end retail store in Essen, Germany, that fully integrates the most talked about retail RFID applications, including supply chain visibility, smart shelves and mirrors, and point-of-sale. It is truly an end-to-end retail deployment, all based on Gen2 and related EPCglobal standards.
- Early Adopter Sees RFID Progress
Phil Therrien, EPC manager for Kimberly-Clark, tells RFID Journal that despite a pause in the marketplace, RFID adoption is progressing and will move forward quickly in certain applications and product categories.
- Metro Group's Galeria Kaufhof Launches UHF Item-Level Pilot
The project involves the application of EPC tags to individual garments and the use of RFID-enabled dressing rooms and displays and a smart mirror. The participants say this is the world's first end-to-end UHF item-level application.
- OAT Launches RFID Software for Tracking Work-in-Process
The product is designed to make it easier for companies to configure their RFID systems to track materials and goods, and to issue alerts and take other actions based on business needs.
- Microsoft to Showcase RFID-Enabled Applications at EPC Connection 2007
The software giant and its partners will demonstrate several ready-to-deploy, RFID-enabled applications at the conference, to be held Oct. 2-4, in Chicago.
- Med Distributor Converts to Gen2 RFID for Item Tracking
MBA Grupo, a leading Spanish medical products distributor, is converting its warehouse facilities to track all items with Gen2 RFID. The company is capturing product serial numbers and expiration dates during shipping and receiving, and plans to extend RFID reading to its hospital customers for stock management.
- RFID Smooths Production for Oil-Pipe Manufacturer
Tejas Tubular Products, a provider of drill pipes and other products to the oil industry, is using EPC Gen 2 tags to help track and streamline the production process.
- San Bernardino Human Services RFID-enables File Warehouse
The agency is consolidating its files into one large depot, and plans to use RFID to identify, store and retrieve them.
- Apparel Tags Provide Unlikely Solution for Pipe RFID
Perseverance and a novel approach led integrator Barcoding Inc. to find a UHF RFID tag its customer could use to accurately identify metal pipes. Gen2 labels designed to identify garments succeeded where tags developed for use on metal didn't work and other frequencies failed.
- Falabella Plans Second Item-Level RFID Pilot
The Latin American department-store operator says it learned valuable lessons from its first item-level pilot, yielding an inventory accuracy of 98.4 percent and a 25 percent reduction in out-of-stocks.
- Throttleman Adopts Item-Level Tagging
The Portuguese fashion retailer has its manufacturer apply RFID tags to every item it sells, automating the shipment and receiving processes.
- RFID Helps Cordes & Simon Document Shipments
The German logistics provider is using a system that integrates bar codes, video surveillance and RFID to track the locations and movements of packages within its warehouse.