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This section includes articles about how companies across many different industries are using RFID to improve operational efficiencies.

Interoperability of Tolls Is Key in Brazil

A report prepared by the BR-500 Consortium, with support from BNDES, proposes to standardize toll collection via RFID tags.

Operations Case Studies

IoT Monitors Human Behavior in Carbon-Neutral Building

Researchers and management at Canada's Evolv1 building are using Internet of Things technology from eleven-x to track and analyze data regarding the impacts sustainable features might have on comfort and productivity, as well as the behaviors of tenants occupying the new structure.

Operations Features

CYBRA Edgefinity IoT to Be Deployed for Worker Safety

More than a decade after an apparent murder led to RTLS development, the technology is being offered to help prevent injuries, as well as track assets and analyze operations.

Operations Editor's Notes

Tech Companies Hate the Physical World

Google, Apple, Microsoft and other technology giants are not getting behind RFID. Perhaps the reason is that the real world is just too messy.

Operations Expert Views

How RFID and the IoT Can Boost Retail

Radio frequency identification and the Internet of Things can strengthen omnichannel retailing, making the physical space more integrated with the experience offered by digital channels.

Operations Best Practices

Pet Peeves

CDO Technologies' Robert Zielinski discusses the missteps some end users make when deploying RFID, and offers advice for how to avoid such errors.

Operations How To Articles

How to Conduct a Successful Proof-of-Concept

This important test will help you determine how best to use RFID to solve your problems.

Operations Videos

Operations White Papers

  • 2014 Smart Manufacturing Technologies Survey
    Published November 2014
    In 2014, Ubisense commissioned SME and Manufacturing Engineering Media to conduct the Smart Manufacturing Technologies Survey on its behalf. This survey was designed to collect feedback about how manufacturers use real-time intelligence to gauge performance indicators, such as unscheduled downtime, productivity and quality issues. It targeted manufacturing engineers, as well as product design and quality-management professionals; was carried out over a three-week period; and garnered responses from 252 U.S.-based manufacturers. (17 pages)
  • Operational Excellence by RFID
    Published April 2014
    Fashion retailers around the world are using RFID to improve operational excellence and the shopping experience. Clothing industry consultancy Tailorit explains how companies are utilizing the technology to record, check and distribute vast quantities of items in mere seconds, without any visual contact, thereby speeding up goods flows, reducing costs and boosting sales. (11 pages)
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