RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its 12th Annual RFID Journal Awards

General Motors, VISA, Ternium and HID Global are among the 2018 winners, which were announced last week at the 16th annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference, held in Orlando.
Published: April 17, 2018

At the RFID Journal LIVE! 2018 conference and exhibition, held last week in Orlando, Fla., RFID Journal announced the winners of its 12th annual RFID Journal Awards. The winners were selected in six different end-user categories:

Best Retail RFID Implementation
VISA—for its use of RFID to pioneer a seamless and cashier-free checkout experience for its customers.

Best Manufacturing RFID Implementation
General Motors—for its use of RFID to transform the way it tracks tools at its locations and those of its vendors.

Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation
Ternium—for its use of RFID to track trucks and other vehicles that interact with inventory to automate and optimize the dispatch process.

Best Health-Care RFID Implementation
The Adana Integrated Health Campus Project—for its use of an RFID asset-management system, an RFID zonal-tracking solution, a real-time tracking system, a safety-monitoring solution and an environmental-monitoring system, all of which make it possible to handle 16,000 patients per day.

Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry)
Codelco—for its use of RFID to control the production and equipment in its El Teniente mine, the world’s largest underground mine.

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service
Information Mediary—for its use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in its Medic smart syringe pack, which uses an on-board RFID tag to store the date and time when a printed sensor detects a break, indicating a patient has removed medication from the package.

In addition, RFID Journal presented the Best New Product award to Bluvision (part of HID Global) for its tamper-evident Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon system for condition monitoring, to help users determine the performance and health of machines, conveyor belts, bearings, HVAC systems, medical equipment and other machinery.

Furthermore, RFID Journal’s editors gave the 2018 RFID Special Achievement Award to Kami Saidi, HP‘s head of manufacturing and supply chain operations in Latin America, for his leadership of HP’s pioneering RFID projects in Brazil, which include the tracking of printer production and ink cartridges for recycling.