- Navy, Marines Track Assets on Oahu
Military warehouses at Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay are using EPC Gen 2 RFID to track inbound and outbound supplies and equipment.
- Walgreens RFID Deployment Announced
Walgreens is using RFID at its most advanced distribution center to make sure orders sent to stores are complete and loaded in the right truck in the right sequence. The largest drug store chain in the US is currently outfitting a second DC with the system, which will go online next year.
- Taiwanese Company Unveils EPC Gen 2 Chip With 128-kbit Memory
Favite says tags made with the IC will be available in early 2009, and that its RFID interrogator module supports the chip's large memory size.
- Evigia Launches 433 MHz Active RFID Product Line
The company's new EV3 product line includes seven transponders and three interrogators—all compliant with the ISO 18000-7 standard.
- Swiss Retailer Using RFID to Track Cases in Reusable Containers
Swiss retailer Manor is using RFID to track reusable transport containers at eight stores and two distribution centers, and plans to expand the system to all 82 of its retail locations. RFID applications automate shipping and receiving operations at stores and DCs.
- METRO Group Brings DHL Into Its RFID Fold
Logistics provider DHL will provide pallet tagging and tracking services to METRO Group to support the retailer's RFID rollout to 89 METRO Cash & Carry wholesale stores in France. The firms announced 1.3 million pallets will be tagged annually to facilitate shipment tracking and order verification.
- RFID Journal to Host Middle East Event
TagStone will be the Cornerstone Sponsor for RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East, to be held Jan. 5-7, 2009, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai.
- RedPrairie Adds RFID Support for Yard Management
RedPrairie announced its core warehouse management system now supports RFID for yard management functions. The leading WMS and supply chain software provider said its customer base has shown strong interest in using RFID for asset management and yard management, but not for case and pallet tracking within distribution centers.
- Metro Group, DHL to Roll Out RFID in France
The rollout—which the companies claim is the largest French retail deployment—will provide Metro with a better understanding of shipment flow, while also helping reduce delays.
- New RFID Solution Targets Sales Chain Automation
SkyeTek is commercializing a managed service that uses smart cabinets and other unattended RFID readers to monitor inventory and notify field sales staff when customers require replenishment. Early users have reported rapid ROI from reduced out-of-stocks and time savings resulting from less inventory management time and paperwork.
- Swiss Post Delivers RFID to Its Parcel Centers, Transportation Hubs
The company is adding EPC Gen 2 tags to containers that shuttle mail and packages in and around nearly 50 facilities in Switzerland.
- IT Resellers, Systems Integrators Still Face RFID-Related Hurdles
A CompTIA survey finds that 75 percent of IT companies say they will or might offer RFID products and services in the next three years—a drop of 14 percentage points.
- Turkish Retailer Plans Big Item-Level RFID Expansion
LCWaikiki, one of Turkey's leading apparel retailer, has been using item-level RFID tracking in one of its stores for about three months and plans to install systems at 50 to 60 more locations within six months. The company credits the system for reducing inventory tracking time by 60 and 70 percent for certain processes.
- Researchers Work on Using RFID to Calculate an Item's Carbon Footprint
The Bits to Energy Lab has developed a prototype system utilizing data collected via RFID to calculate an individual item's carbon footprint and display it on an RFID-enabled mobile phone.
- Fluensee Purchases TrenStar
By acquiring TrenStar, the RFID asset-tracking software provider gains inroads into software-as-a-service, as well as the company's RFID-enabled distribution service for beer kegs and other containers.