- COVER STORY
- RFID Asset Tracking for Small Organizations
Now is a good time for small businesses and nonprofits to use the technology to manage inventory and improve efficiencies. Here are the issues to consider for a successful deployment.
- VERTICAL FOCUS
- Riding the Tails of Apparel Retailers
Department and specialty retailers now see the value in RFID-tagging and tracking a wide range of items, including cosmetics, electronics, furniture, homeware, office products and sporting goods.
- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
- Passive UHF RFID Sensor Tags Go Where No Sensors Have Gone Before
Now it's easy and economical for companies to monitor the condition of their assets, products, buildings and machinery in any environment.
- EDITOR'S VIEW
- A Big Idea for Smaller Companies
Large and small firms alike now see the benefits of tracking their assets via radio frequency identification.
- OUT IN FRONT
- RFID Blood Sensors for the Developing World
A scientist for a nonprofit and a researcher at MIT have created a low-cost device that could free up health workers to care for patients.
- OUT IN FRONT
- Smart Pills for Authentication
Tiny RFID transponders embedded in individual pills could help reduce counterfeiting of high-price drugs.
- Retailers' Shifting Priorities
Changing customer behavior is forcing companies to address operational issues related to omnichannel retailing.
- Divining the True State of RFID Adoption in Retail
The technology's adoption is picking up in the retail apparel and nonapparel sectors.
- Consolidation in the RFID Industry Continues
It remains to be seen whether the many recent acquisitions will turn out to be good news for end users and shareholders.
- HEALTH-CARE BEAT
- RFID Replenishment Solutions for Medical Supplies
Here's how to develop a business case for tracking high-value or low-cost items in hospitals.
- SOFTWARE SAVVY
- The Right Way to Encode RFID Tags for Consumer Products
Brand owners, retailers and solution providers must understand how to use the SGTIN standard.
- TUNED IN
- Why Isn't Everyone Doing It?
There are four main reasons some retailers have not adopted RFID, and they are all shortsighted.