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October 2004

Magazine ArchiveOctober 2004
OCT 2004

Features

  • FEATURES
  • Man Vs. Machine: The New Battleground
    RFID technology promises to usher in a new era of supply chain and manufacturing automation. Does it spell the end of work for us humans?
  • FEATURES
  • The Decline of the Global Labor Force
    Jeremy Rifkin, author of The End of Work, talks to RFID Journal about RFID's impact on jobs.
  • BEST PRACTICES
  • RFID and Disruptive Innovation
    Companies developing an RFID strategy need to understand whether the technology will support the way they do business—or change it entirely, says author Michael E. Raynor.
  • VERTICAL FOCUS
  • RFID Takes Wing in Aviation
    Airbus and Boeing are turning to RFID to give their supply chains and manufacturing operations a lift. Tagging of parts could reduce counterfeiting and provide other supplier benefits.

Columns

  • Insight
  • Go Beyond EDI
    A distributed EPC Network architecture based on open standards is needed to enable companies to take advantage of EPC data.

Departments

  • Perspective
  • An RFID Hack Job
    Could hackers change prices on EPC tags in stores and even gain access to sensitive supply chain data?
  • Editor's Note
  • RFID’s Labor Pains
  • Out in Front
  • Concrete Use for RFID in Roads
    The Michigan Department of Transportation is using active RFID tags to determine the hardness of fresh concrete, which has cut costs and kept construction projects rolling.
  • Out in Front
  • Seeing the Light
    A prototype system developed by Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs could make losing items within a warehouse a thing of the past.
  • Out in Front
  • Top 10 Consumer Apps for RFID
  • Perspective
  • Signs of Consolidation
    Symbol Technologies’ purchase of Matrics could be the start of consolidation in the RFID industry.
  • Perspective
  • Possible Acquisition Targets
    Here are a few companies that could prove attractive.

Columns

  • Road Map
  • A Midsize Approach to RFID
    You don’t have to be as big as Wal-Mart to benefit from RFID, as long as you think strategically and act tactically.
  • Ashton's View
  • RFID in Uncertain Times
    Savvy companies will manage the risk around RFID adoption, not avoid it.
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