- Texas Lab Stocks Up With RFID
At the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, researchers find that radio frequency identification gets them the supplies they need, 24-7.
- EPC Bag Tagging Takes Wing
The Transportation Security Administration conducted an end-to-end trial proving UHF EPC tags can be read in Asian, U.S. and European regulatory environments, and that airlines can use the EPCglobal data model to share bag tag data.
- Ultimate Control: RFID-Enabled Manufacturing
At its semiconductor plant in East Fishkill, N.Y., IBM has used RFID to completely automate the manufacturing of advanced microchips from 300-millimeter silicon wafers. The high-tech facility optimizes production, speeds up product development and improves customer service.
- RFID Revs Up Hummer Plant
AM General needed to boost production of its Hummer H2 to meet demand, but its manufacturing facility had limited space for parts. The automaker turned to RFID to keep the plant humming.
- Soap Maker Cleans Up with RFID
Canus, a maker of goat's milk soap, is deploying RFID to cut distribution costs, keep products from spoiling in transit and meet Wal-Mart's tagging requirements ahead of schedule.
- Chip Maker Tries ‘Snack and Trace’
By using RFID to track shipments within its supply chain, KiMs, a Danish potato-chip maker, not only spiced up its sales but also cut the fat from its inventory and workforce.
- Golf Car Maker Scores with RFID
By integrating RFID with its new assembly line, Club Car has cut production time per golf car to 46 minutes from 88, improved its ability to customize cars—and saved millions of dollars.
- Boeing Finds the Right Stuff
Boeing's Terry Alderson explains how his company uses RFID tags to track parts as they move through its facility in Wichita, Kansas. The system reduces costs and gives managers visibility into the parts pipeline.
- Perfecting Just-In-Time Production
Johnson Controls makes car and truck seats that must be delivered to automakers in precise order for just-in-time manufacturing. The company has deployed a 13.56 MHz RFID system that has proven to be 99.9 percent accurate.
- RFID Speeds P&G Plant Throughput
When Procter & Gamble's facility in Spain boosted throughput, the loading dock became a bottleneck. RFID increased the speed at which pallets could be loaded on trucks -- and it eliminated mistakes and cut costs.
- The Key to Tracking Unique Items
Britain's CD.id project shows RFID can be used to track individual music CDs through the supply chain. The real challenge is creating a system that benefits everyone, including the retailer that wants to prevent shoplifting.
- Tracking Concrete Cubes for QA
More than 1 million concrete samples are tested in Singapore each year. BuildNow's CubeInfo system uses RFID to dramatically improve the process.
- RFID Penetrates Oil Wells
Marathon Oil has developed an RFID system that makes "dumb iron" smart. It could save oil companies millions of dollars a year.