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Operations Editor's Note

  • The Electronics Industry Discovers RFID—At Last

    It appears that manufacturers of electronic devices have finally realized that the technology can reduce production costs and enhance products.

  • What Have We Learned About RFID?

    While the past 10 years have seen ups and downs when it comes to the use of radio frequency identification, we now know a great deal about how and where the technology delivers value.

  • Still Crazy After All These Years

    Why I believe more passionately in radio frequency identification now than I did when I first launched RFID Journal, 10 years ago this week.

  • Making RFID Easier

    Simple solutions that can be deployed without any expertise would allow companies to track many items not currently being closely tracked—and this could lead to bigger deployments down the road.

  • A New Resource for End Users

    The re-launched RFID Connect Web site allows companies to search for products and solution providers that can help them solve real business issues.

  • Enterprise Deployments Gain Momentum

    2012 is unlikely to be a year of great economic growth, but more companies are expected to deploy RFID as architecture that delivers benefits across an enterprise.

  • Apparel Retailers Get RFID

    The VICS Item Level RFID Initiative's recent meeting and dinner revealed that great progress is being made toward the technology's adoption in retail apparel.

  • Think Strategically, But Act Tactically

    Manufacturing and construction are picking up in the United States, but it's still likely to be a year of modest growth, so companies will need to focus on boosting efficiencies.

  • The Year That Was

    2011 saw some economic ups and downs, but many companies turned to RFID to track the locations of their products and assets—and to monitor their conditions.

  • Who Lost the RFID Industry?

    Just as Xerox could have owned the personal-computing sector, several major IT companies are missing the opportunity to make billions of dollars from radio frequency identification.

  • End Users—Not Vendors—Can Best Sell RFID

    Companies that have deployed the technology are convincing other firms of its many benefits.

  • For Retailers, the Times, They Are a-Changin'

    Apple and Macy's are adapting to changing conditions created by online retailers and more demanding customers, but RFID will be needed for retailers to truly compete.

  • Building Credibility for RFID

    Solution providers need to help end users develop trust in the technology.

  • What the RFID Industry Can Learn From Steve Jobs

    Apple's success has been in making products that are easy to use.

  • What I Would Do as President

    Government's role is to keep the playing field level for business, and to provide support where appropriate.

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