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  • Randa Improves Fulfillment Speed With VSS Supply Chain Consulting and MarkMagic Barcode Labeling Software
    Published November 2018
    The retail market is changing at a rapid pace, driven by a constant desire to meet and exceed customer expectations. A quick, responsive supply chain is vital to succeed in the retail space. To stay ahead of the curve, Randa worked with VSS to plan and deploy several technology and operational improvements that helped to speed up fulfillment, as well as improve packing and shipping capability. (2 pages)
  • The EPC Mandate ROI Guide
    Published August 2018
    CYBRA has published this e-book, written by Sheldon R. Reich, to help retail manufacturers and distributors understand the intricacies of RFID implementation and EPC mandates, as well as how to benefit from such mandates. Aspects highlighted include how RFID can benefit retail brand owners, how to move an RFID pilot to production and the five-step plan for RFID deployment success. (10 pages)
  • The Drug Supply Chain Security Act and Blockchain
    Published July 2018
    The Center for Supply Chain Studies has released this white paper, which provides a comprehensive overview of its recent study that explores the potential use of blockchain technology as a way to address the data-sharing requirements of trading partners outlined in DSCSA. (54 pages)
  • Using RAIN RFID Technology to Fulfill the FDA's UDI Regulation and Improve the Health-Care Supply Chain
    Published May 2018
    The FDA passed a regulation in 2013 mandating the identification of medical devices using a UDI labeling system. Device manufacturers and hospitals are now realizing the benefits emerging from this mandate in terms of patient safety, clinical outcomes, operational efficiencies, cost savings and revenue capture. This paper, from VUEMED's Arnold Chazal and Lana Makhanik, illustrates how RAIN RFID can satisfy the UDI mandate and transform the health-care supply chain. (6 pages)
  • Hospital Supply Chain Survey
    Published April 2018
    Operating rooms require better supply chain management systems and analytics to help reduce costs and support patient safety, according to a new Cardinal Health survey of surgical personnel and hospital supply chain decision-makers. This document details the results of that survey. (31 pages)
  • Supplier Collaboration: Necessary or Needless?
    Published November 2017
    As the business climate rapidly changes, companies are seeking out ways to leverage greater efficiency in their operations. One key area of interest is supplier collaboration, which is when two or more autonomous firms work jointly to plan and execute operations. Radley Corp. explains why there are advantages to fostering closer supplier relationships, and how collaboration can impact the bottom line. (10 pages)
  • Life Sciences Industry Vision: Laboratory Automation Through a Smart Inventory-Management System
    Published October 2017
    As the life sciences industry continues to grow, there is an emergent trend toward the need for a real-time, automated, integrated supply chain based on the concept of a smart inventory-management system utilizing UHF RFID technology. The industry is burdened with manual and outdated processes that create difficulties for personnel and company operations. Terso Solutions explains why it is important to determine proactive, value-based solutions that create significant changes in workflows and efficiencies. (8 pages)
  • State of the Global Supply Chain: The Top Issues Facing Industry Executives for 2016 and Beyond
    Published September 2016
    GT Nexus partnered with researcher YouGov, a global online community of more than four million individuals, to determine where senior manufacturing executives stand on such topics as the technologies—including RFID—and issues that have the most notable impact on the supply chain, their primary challenges and their goals for improvement, and whether or not they have a chief supply chain officer in place to help manage the above. This white paper outlines the results of that research. (14 pages)
  • Embedded RFID for Medical Devices
    Published February 2016
    Embedded RFID has become a game-changing technology that medical manufacturers and health-care providers are using to satisfy some of their most pressing needs. This white paper, from Jadak, identifies key challenges facing manufacturers of medical devices and supplies, and explains how embedded RFID technology is being leveraged to overcome those challenges in a way that enhances safety and reliability, increases revenue and brand equity, and reduces operating costs. (7 pages)
  • Cracking the Code: Deciphering Retail Location-Based Services Technology
    Published February 2016
    Within the last few years, a plethora of new location-based services (LBS) have been created for retail applications. The primary location-based technologies used, whether separately or combined together to create a synergized solution, include RFID, Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. In this white paper, Boston Retail Partners discusses the potential opportunities available through the installation of LBS in retail. (10 pages)
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