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RFID Journal covers RFID manufacturing technologies and applications that help businesses save money by better managing work in process, assets and inventory and improve shipping accuracy.

RFID News Roundup

Venture Research intros RFID-based tool-management system ••• A2B Tracking earns Zebra validation with rugged smartphone ••• BW Bielomatik unveils chip-bonding concept for RFID tag production ••• Research Cosmos predicts RFID tag market to reach $13.65 billion by 2024 ••• Machinemetrics, Robert E. Morris Co. partner for smart manufacturing.

Manufacturing Case Studies

RFID System Automates Tool Management for Hong Kong Aeronautics Company

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. has deployed a Xerafy system leveraging handheld RFID readers, tags on tools, and an app on workers' phones to ensure that no tool is ever left insude an aircraft, and to help employees find a missing tool if a mistake is detected.

Manufacturing Features

RFID in Aerospace and Defense 2017 Report

Last month, RFID Journal held a conference and exhibition for the defense and aerospace sectors. View the presentations from the event.

Manufacturing Editor's Notes

RFID as a Strategic Tool

The technology can do a lot more than tell you where your parts containers are located, yet most companies are not taking full advantage of it.

Manufacturing Expert Views

Keep the IoT Free (Patent Battles Not Welcome)

In order for the creativity and inventive capacities of the hundreds of thousands of people developing around open-source projects or platforms to be realized, it is vital that patent non-aggression be safeguarded.

Manufacturing Best Practices

Utilizing IoT Technologies to Improve Workflow

Manufacturers around the globe are currently using RFID to improve material flow management, manage assets and increase inventory accuracy. By tagging assets, work-in-process materials and returnable transport items, companies are able to obtain the process visibility they need to track production flow in real time and thereby identify bottlenecks to improve counts and cycle times. The next generation of RFID for manufacturing includes new technologies facilitated by the Internet of Things that can be used not only to track items and count inventories, but also to provide enhanced visibility and real-time process control.

Manufacturing How To Articles

How to Benefit From the Internet of Things

RFID lets businesses make smart connections, to automate processes, improve customer loyalty and cut costs with remote monitoring.

Manufacturing Videos

Manufacturing White Papers

  • Bar Codes Versus RFID for Work-in-Process Tracking
    Published January 2018
    This white paper, from BellHawk Systems, outlines when radio frequency identification and bar codes are each preferable to monitor WIP. With bar codes, a user must perform scanning, typically using a mobile computer equipped with an integrated bar-code scanner, whereas with RFID, scanning takes place automatically. BellHawk explores the merits of each type of tracking in manufacturing organizations, with an emphasis on the needs of organizations that make custom and semi-custom products. (5 pages)
  • RFID: Transformative Technology
    Published April 2017
    Radley Corp. explains why RFID technology provides a competitive advantage in the manufacturing sector. With realistic goals, a committed team and knowledgeable vendors, manufacturers can trust that incorporating RFID into their business is a viable option to help them stand out from the competition and succeed. (10 pages)
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