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Supply Chain Case Studies

  • Clothing Manufacturer Invests Its ROI in RFID

    Gardeur AG's RFID pilot to track garments from production to its warehouse using reusable tags was so successful that it plans to roll out the system company-wide.

  • Growers Sow the Seeds of Success

    By working together on a bunch of RFID pilots, including one involving temperature sensors, a team of produce and plant growers and distributors hope to harvest a crop of benefits.

  • Hampton Unlocks ROI From RFID

    A supplier of locks and lighting to Wal-Mart deploys RFID "at minimal cost" and achieves benefits, including faster invoice payment and the ability to know which goods are lost or stolen.

  • Beaver Street Fisheries Catches RFID

    The frozen-seafood dealer may be a small fish in Wal-Mart’s sea
    of suppliers, yet it met the retailer’s RFID mandate a year ahead of schedule—and it expects to land internal benefits as well.

  • Marching to Compliance and ROI

    IT products provider GTSI was one of the first Defense Department suppliers to meet the military's tagging requirements. Now it's searching for ways to get a return on its investment.

  • Intel Takes RFID Inside

    The semiconductor giant learned a lot about the potential business value of RFID during a recent pilot to track tagged cases of microchips as it packed and shipped them to an OEM customer.

  • Soap Maker Cleans Up with RFID

    Canus, a maker of goat's milk soap, is deploying RFID to cut distribution costs, keep products from spoiling in transit and meet Wal-Mart's tagging requirements ahead of schedule.

  • Vendor to Foxhole Tracking

    The U.S. Military's Combat Feeding Program pilot shows that RFID can be used to provide real-time visibility of rations as they move from the manufacturer to units in the field.

  • Farm Harvests RFID’s Benefits

    After deploying an RFID receiving system, Paramount Farms cut its operating costs, improved its relationship with growers and avoided having to invest in expanding its facilities.

  • ChevronTexaco Takes RFID Offshore

    A field test at one of ChevronTexaco's offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico provides insights into how RFID can be used in shipping/receiving operations. ChevronTexaco is now looking at other pilot projects.

  • Case Builds for RFID in Construction

    Fluor Construction found that active RFID tags could track large metal pipes stacked on a truck with 100 percent accuracy. But there are issues to overcome before the technology is widely used in the construction industry.

  • Boeing Finds the Right Stuff

    Boeing's Terry Alderson explains how his company uses RFID tags to track parts as they move through its facility in Wichita, Kansas. The system reduces costs and gives managers visibility into the parts pipeline.

  • Perfecting Just-In-Time Production

    Johnson Controls makes car and truck seats that must be delivered to automakers in precise order for just-in-time manufacturing. The company has deployed a 13.56 MHz RFID system that has proven to be 99.9 percent accurate.

  • RFID Speeds P&G Plant Throughput

    When Procter & Gamble's facility in Spain boosted throughput, the loading dock became a bottleneck. RFID increased the speed at which pallets could be loaded on trucks -- and it eliminated mistakes and cut costs.

  • Military Orders RFID Tracking

    Gen. Tommy Franks has decreed that all supplies bound for Afghanistan must be tracked with RFID tags to provide visibility and flexibility

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