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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

Zebra reveals field operations study results ••• Mühlbauer, PragmatIC announce partnership to provide RFID manufacturing solutions ••• NeWave Sensor Solutions, Smart Label Solutions recognized by Retail CIO Outlook ••• iDTRONIC intros HF-NFC RFID panel reader ••• Teslonix seeks commercialization partners for distributed RFID reader system ••• Semtech announces LoRa cloud geolocation service ••• Accruent, Tridium form IoT partnership for real estate, facilities lifecycle management.

Manufacturing Case Studies

Lockheed Solution Tracks Fighter Jet Parts Around the World

The RFID-, GPS-, cellular- and satellite-based system allows the aerospace company to track the components of multiple aircraft lines from when the parts are packed in containers until they reach their destination.

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

Security Vulnerabilities Pose a Challenge to IoT/IIoT Mass Adoption

As the Internet of Things continues to grow, current discovery and tracking tools and methods need to evolve.

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

  • Choosing RFID Inlays
    Published January 2019
    As companies explore new ways to leverage RFID technology, work for converters is growing at a rapid pace. Some have tested the market by using a toll manufacturer for RFID insertions, while others have jumped in with their own equipment. Avery Dennison explains why inlay selection is among the most critical factors in achieving success. (2 pages)
  • 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)
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