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September/October 2005

Magazine ArchiveSeptember/October 2005
SEP/OCT 2005

Features

  • FEATURE
  • Sudden Impact: RFID and The Environment
    Putting RFID tags with copper antennas or silver ink on millions—perhaps billions—of cases in the supply chain could wreak havoc on recycling. Companies and environmental protection agencies are starting to take notice.
  • COVER STORY
  • Europe Finds Its Own Path to ROI
    Forget hard-charging tagging mandates and big-bang supply chain rollouts. Europe is taking a different road to RFID adoption, and some say the real ROI is at the item level.
  • CASE STUDY
  • Lab-Powered Innovation
    Kimberly-Clark uses its 5,000-square-foot dirty lab to develop and test RFID solutions before rollout.
  • VERTICAL FOCUS
  • Finding the Right RFID Formula
    Tracking potentially hazardous chemicals with RFID could help chemical companies secure the supply chain, reduce inventory and better manage assets. But the industry is moving slowly toward adoption, balancing the costs against the possible benefits.

Departments

  • Editor’s Note
  • EPC's European Accent
  • Out in Front
  • It’s Time for Your Medication
    A pharmacy in Omaha, Neb., is offering customers with visual impairments an RFID system that tells them what medicine they have and how much to take.
  • Out in Front
  • The RFID Reality Show
    Project LIFE utilized RFID to study how house design can influence family dynamics and lifestyle.
  • Out in Front
  • Sweeping RFID Under the Rug
    Robotic cleaning systems may be the wave of the future at office buildings.
  • Perspective
  • Problems With RFID Data
    Manufacturers will probably not get quality data from retail partners until most companies switch to second-generation EPC technology.

Columns

  • Insight
  • Get in Sync
    By improving product information management, companies can achieve business value today—and be set to gain benefits when RFID automates more processes.
  • EPCglobal Update
  • Walking the Talk
    Early adopters of EPC technology are showing there are benefits to be gained by both manufacturers and retailers.
  • Ashton’s View
  • It's a Small World After All
    Everyone will benefit if companies set aside their national (or personal) agendas and work toward a global EPC standard.
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