- RFID Pushes Fashion Forward
A real-time location system, coupled with a cell-phone application, enables logistics provider Jöbstl to deliver clothing to Charles Vögele stores on time, resulting in reduced inventory and enhanced customer service.
- CHEP Begins RFID Deployment for Its Container Fleet
Systems integrator Infosys has deployed an RFID solution based on software from SAP for CHEP, a leading provider of pallet and container pooling services. The deployment will allow CHEP to offer track-and-trace asset visibility solutions to its customers.
- Metro Group to Roll Out RFID at up to 150 Sites
Speaking at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe, MGI Metro Group Information Technology's Christian Plenge elaborated on the retailer's progress and plans regarding EPC Gen 2 RFID deployments.
- DFA RFID-Enables Its Cheese-Processing Plants
Dairy Farmers of America, the U.S. dairy cooperative that produces and markets Borden, Breakstone's and other products, is running an RFID system to manage and track the tagging of cheese shipments and product promotions remotely.
- European 3PL Turns to RFID for Container Tracking
RTLS provider WhereNet today announced a closed-loop active RFID deployment for Austrian third-party logistics provider Jobstl. Jobstl distributes clothing and fashion merchandise for Vogele, a clothes retailer with more than 750 locations across Austria, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
- Launch and Learn, Say Early Adopters
At EPCglobal US's third annual user conference, representatives from Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble and Dow exhorted attendees to innovate and share.
- Meijer Tests HP's IT Asset-Tracking RFID System
At the Midwestern retailer's data center, HP blade-server racks were fitted with a system of tags and interrogators designed to provide better visibility and control of equipment.
- VDC: Pharma Item-Level RFID to Set Precedent
Research firm Venture Development Corporation of Natick, Massachusetts, just released a bulletin on item-level tagging in the pharmaceutical industry. This article highlights the key points.
- Alien Opens RFID Tag Plant, Releases Gen2 Chip
Alien Technology this week made four announcements that together represent the company's most assertive public move since it came out of the legally-mandated quiet period triggered by the IPO attempt earlier this year. The two major announcements were the opening of its North Dakota tag manufacturing facility and the introduction of its Gen2 chip product.
- Staples Business Depot Sees Big Benefits From RFID Test
Wins include significant reductions in shipment-processing time and on-time receipt of almost all orders sent to its store test site.
- Symbol Releases New Gen 2 Interrogator
The mobile unit, designed for use on forklifts, has several potential applications for users of RFID technology.
- Forecast Indicates Strong RFID Demand by Heavy Manufacturing
Frost & Sullivan expects the market for RFID applications for automotive, aerospace and industrial products manufacturers to grow to $225.7 million in 2012.
- Wal-Mart's On Track to Hit Target
The retailer says that by January, 500 more of its 3,900 stores will be using RFID technology to track goods entering their premises, bringing the total to 1,000.
- Mitsubishi Electric Asia Switches On RFID
The Singapore-based manufacturer is using passive UHF tags to track the power inverters it makes, and plans to expand the system to manage its inventory of other products.
- Weyerhaeuser Snaps Up Printed RFID Startup
Weyerhaeuser, the $22.6 billion conglomerate known to most as a timber company, today announced that it has acquired OrganicID, a developer of printed RFID. Financial terms were not disclosed.