- Airbus to Present Case Study at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe
Carlo K. Nizam, head of value-chain visibility and RFID at Airbus, will explain how the aircraft manufacturer is using RFID as part of an integrated, company-wide approach to help streamline business processes and reduce the cost of operations for all partners in the value chain.
- Semiconductor Maker Cuts Production Time with RTLS
Multibillion dollar semiconductor manufacturer Freescale Semiconductor is using RTLS technology to track wafers through the fabrication process. The system from AeroScout has been installed at one facility in Texas and reportedly saves several minutes at multiple steps in the production process.
- Falabella Plans Second Item-Level RFID Pilot
The Latin American department-store operator says it learned valuable lessons from its first item-level pilot, yielding an inventory accuracy of 98.4 percent and a 25 percent reduction in out-of-stocks.
- GlaxoSmithKline Remains Committed to RFID
Contradicting a recent news report, the drugmaker says it will continue conducting pilots to demonstrate how RFID can be used to secure the pharma supply chain.
- Chip Maker Uses Wi-Fi-based Tags to Boost Production
Freescale Semiconductor's RFID deployment helps machine operators quickly locate work-in-process at one of its factories for fabricating silicon wafers.
- Throttleman Adopts Item-Level Tagging
The Portuguese fashion retailer has its manufacturer apply RFID tags to every item it sells, automating the shipment and receiving processes.
- Metal-Powder Factory Adopts IRID
To help it track production, a Swedish maker of metal powders switched from RFID to an infrared auto-ID system.
- RFID at the Height of Fashion With Clothing, Shoe Companies
At the RFID Journal—AAFA Apparel & Footwear Summit, industry executives extolled RFID's benefits across all segments of the sector.
- Aggressive Sales Growth Predicted for Passive Tags in North America
Frost & Sullivan expects a compound annual growth rate of 21.5 percent during the next six years, spurred in part by increased adoption in Canada.
- Swedish Steelmaker Using Active RFID to Monitors Railcars
The company expects that the system will help it manage the flow of materials transported by rail and plan production more efficiently.
- IBM Adds E-Pedigree Features to WebSphere RFIDIC
Drug distributor AmerisourceBergen says it plans to test the software's electronic-pedigree capabilities as part of its current RFID pilot.
- Savi Announces E-Seal Licensees; Axcess Reveals Development Plans
Six companies have licensed the IP behind the ISO 18185 air-interface standard. Axcess will use its Enterprise Dot platform to develop an e-seal tag.
- RFID Research Center to Demonstrate EPC Technologies and Applications at EPC Connection 2007
EPCglobal North America and RFID Journal announced today that the University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center will conduct live demonstrations of EPC technology at the fourth annual EPC Connection conference and exhibition.
- RFID to Track Rare Cheese in Spain
The University of Dortmund is testing RFID's ability to authenticate and track cave-ripened blue cheese as it moves from production to stores.
- University of Maryland Offers Free RFID Assessments
The University of Maryland has announced an initiative to offer free RFID assessments to manufacturing companies in the state that are considering deployment. The idea is to spur the adoption of RFID among Maryland companies by working with them to understand how the technology can yield better productivity.