Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain says it has boosted inventory visibility and efficiency of supply chains for orthopedic loaner sets, to ensure implants are securely delivered to hospitals when needed, thereby driving down costs for healthcare providers and other supply chain members.
A solution from Locix, employing high-bandwidth Wi-Fi technology, is in use by a Japanese facility owned by Prologis to help meet e-commerce demands as one of the applications the company sees being launched to meet post-COVID-19 challenges.
SML Group's survey of 20 companies finds that the greatest concern as quarantines lift will be gaining visibility into idled stock, so the RFID technology company is offering a solution including tags, leased handheld readers and cloud-based inventory management.
Montreal's Jewish General Hospital leveraged its existing RFID management system for tracking hospital garments to enable an overnight ramp-up of scrubs demands to meet COVID-19 related regulations.
Zebra has released its MotionWorks Warehouse solution, which has been piloted for the past year to track when goods are received and reloaded in micro-fulfillment models, thereby making warehouse operations more efficient and reducing the risk of errors.
Cargocast's end-to-end solution is designed to operate seamlessly with a shipping company's existing system, with the aim of making technology deployment faster and more affordable.
Life Link III knows the location of equipment on its rescue and medical flight helicopters, and at multiple storage sites, thanks to an IoT-based solution from Operative IQ that reduces the time workers spend manually counting inventory.
The company's item-level intelligence solutions, using Mojix's IoT and big-data platform, can track patients and medical personnel at hospitals, while also providing asset control.
With social distancing changing the face of retail, companies need to digitize their supply chain processes with the Internet of Things and radio frequency identification.
A report from VDC Research has found that manufacturing and retail losses will bring a decline for AIDC companies during the pandemic, but agility and visibility offerings are likely to cause growth in the long term.