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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.

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JADAK integrates RFID communication interface into its products ••• Frost & Sullivan names Smartrac RFID Global Solutions Company of the Year ••• Harting Technology Group unveils IIoT and automation technologies ••• Infineon intros IoT cloud localization services and security solutions ••• ABI Research reports auto makers leading smart manufacturing advances ••• Startup  Robolab raises funding to develop RFID-capable AI robot bartender ••• Rigado gateway uses Amazon Web Services IoT features, Bluetooth sensors.

Manufacturing Case Studies

RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2018 Report

View the presentations from RFID Journal's 14th annual conference and exhibition for the European market, held this month in London.

Manufacturing Features

RFID Detects Food Safety With Innovation from MIT Media Lab Research

Companies are preparing to test the system to enable the detection of contaminants in food, such as melamine in baby food or methanol in liquor, with off-the-shelf UHF tags and a modified RFID reader.

Manufacturing Editor's Notes

Europe Leads the Way for RFID

European retailers, manufacturers and other companies have embraced radio frequency identification, and the vast productivity improvements that the technology brings, at a faster pace than businesses in any other region.

Manufacturing Expert Views

Expanding Digital Value Chain With Digital Printing

HP Brazil is linking packaging to interactive online experiences.

Manufacturing Best Practices

RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2018 Report

View the presentations from RFID Journal's 14th annual conference and exhibition for the European market, held this month in London.

Manufacturing How To Articles

RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2018 Report

View the presentations from RFID Journal's 14th annual conference and exhibition for the European market, held this month in London.

Manufacturing Videos

Manufacturing White Papers

  • Developing a Testing Approach for Robotic Automation
    Published October 2018
    Robotic automation has become ubiquitous during the past decade, and has the strong potential to reduce costs and improve productivity at factories. During such a project's implementation, testing sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. This paper, from SunPower's Nikhil Padhi, highlights several key aspects of test planning for robotic automation. (6 pages)
  • Should Manufacturing Applications Be Hosted on the Cloud?
    Published September 2018
    Social, mobility, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies have dominated discussions in recent days, with companies increasingly adopting these trends to improve productivity and reduce cost in smart factories. Most major software providers offer cloud-based options, and organizations must assess whether applications and infrastructure can be moved to the cloud, and whether they can achieve a return on investment. SunPower's Nikhil Padhi provides a broad-level evaluation approach. (14 pages)
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