- Trailer Maker Uses RFID to Stay Lean
At its plant in Penticton, British Columbia, a real-time location system is helping Peerless determine the pace of production needed to meet customer demand and identify delays.
- Mikoh Develops Reusable Container With RFID Security Seal
The company's SecureContainer system features a passive tag designed to notify an RFID interrogator if a sealed container has been opened while passing through the supply chain.
- Caterpillar Looks to RFID to Improve Work-in-Progress Visibility
The first project within this initiative will use 433 MHz active RFID tags to track flatbed trailers transporting parts and subassemblies at the company's manufacturing plant in Decatur.
- RFID is Key Element to Germany's High-Tech Strategy
The government sees RFID as an emerging technology in which the country can play a leading global role, and is investing millions of euros in research that includes RFID.
- Unipart Launches Insight Service for Real-Time Shipment Tracking
The service combines RFID, GSM/GPRS and GPS technologies so companies can track containers of goods and the trucks transporting them.
- South African Railroad Switches to Passive RFID
Spoornet, the region's largest rail operator, will equip its fleet of 80,000 freight railcars with UHF tags from TransCore.
- Safeway Tracks Shipments to Alaska Stores, DCs
The supermarket chain is using a system of active RFID tags and readers to track cargo containers transported by shipping and logistics company Horizon Lines.
- Active RFID Tracks Alaskan Cargo
Shipping firm Horizon Lines has gained total visibility over all its cargo shipments to Alaska with an active RFID system that tracks shipping containers in terminals, on ships, in DCs, and as they travel on highways. Grocer Safeway uses data from the system to track incoming goods to its Alaskan supermarkets.
- T3Ci Aims to Help Fight Drug Counterfeiting
Developed in conjunction with one of the world's top drug companies, T3Ci's future services will rely on newly patented software mechanisms.
- DHL Expects to Launch "Sensor Tag" Service by Midyear
Pharmaceutical companies will be able to use the service to track the temperature and shelf life of their products as the shipping company transports them from warehouse to store.
- Zebra Buys WhereNet
The provider of passive RFID labels and printer-encoders broadens its RFID reach by adding active-tag technology to its product portfolio.
- Alien Technology to Open a Division in Korea
The RFID hardware provider's new venture, scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2007, will provide sales, distribution, marketing, R&D and manufacturing for the Asian RFID market.
- Environmental Concerns Lead Deutsche Post to RFID
The courier is considering switching to passive RFID labels with integrated display screens to avoid consuming 500 million paper labels per year.
- Starbucks Keeps Fresh With RFID
The coffee purveyor is tracking perishable foods en route to its stores, to ensure they arrive unspoiled.
- De Facto Global Standard for Active RFID is Emerging
The ISO standard for active RFID, ISO-18000-7, has been gaining traction in recent months, and industry analysts think it will likely become the de facto global standard for tracking shipping containers as they are transported around the world.