RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its 11th Annual RFID Journal Awards

By RFID Journal

Lululemon Athletica, Honda and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are among the winners for 2017, and were announced at RFID Journal's 15th annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference, held in Phoenix, Ariz.


At the RFID Journal LIVE! 2017 conference and exhibition, held in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 9-11, RFID Journal announced the winners of its 11th annual RFID Journal Awards. The winners were selected in six different end-user categories:

Best Retail RFID Implementation
Lululemon Athletica—for its use of RFID to ensure that all inventory available in the store is optimally represented on the store floor through real-time replenishment, and to establish a foundation of accurate, real-time inventory available to satisfy guests’ needs across stores at any time (see RFID Brings Lululemon’s Inventory Accuracy to 98 Percent).

Best Manufacturing RFID Implementation
Honda—for its use of RFID to provide visibility into the flow and location of rework vehicles, both inside the production facility and within its massive holding yards (see Award Finalists Session: Best Manufacturing Implementation: Honda).

Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation
Gerdau—for its use of an RFID system to cut costs and increase production (see Award Finalists Session: Best Logistics/Supply Chain Implementation: Gerdau).

Best Health-Care RFID Implementation
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center—for its use of RFID to create a single best-in-class, integrated system and methodology to manage all consumable inventory (see Memorial Sloan Kettering Facility Uses RTLS to Monitor Patient Recovery).

Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry)
Delta Air Lines—for its use of RFID to better track baggage and provide customers with real-time updates regarding the locations of their suitcases (see Delta Gives Green Light to RFID Baggage Tracking).

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service
Berntsen International—for its use of RFID in its InfraMarker System, which dramatically reduces the time and cost of locating underground utility pipes (see Award Finalists Session: Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service: Bernsten International).

In addition, RFID Journal presented the Best New Product award to Identiv for its uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker, a low-cost, portable temperature sensor that can be read using an NFC-enabled phone (see Identiv Intros Temperature-Datalogging Solution for Cold-Chain Management).

Furthermore, RFID Journal’s editors gave the 2017 RFID Special Achievement Award posthumously to Ken Traub, principal at Ken Traub Consulting, for his work in developing RFID data-sharing standards under GS1. Sadly, Ken passed away in early April (see Special Achievement Award: Ken Traub).