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Each month, RFID Journal receives numerous white paper submissions from outside experts. We read each paper carefully and select the most informative articles. Please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of facts or claims in these papers.

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  • Should Manufacturing Applications Be Hosted on the Cloud?
    Published September 2018
    Social, mobility, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies have dominated discussions in recent days, with companies increasingly adopting these trends to improve productivity and reduce cost in smart factories. Most major software providers offer cloud-based options, and organizations must assess whether applications and infrastructure can be moved to the cloud, and whether they can achieve a return on investment. SunPower's Nikhil Padhi provides a broad-level evaluation approach. (14 pages)
  • Selecting a Manufacturing Execution System for a Smart Factory
    Published September 2018
    Manufacturing execution systems (MES) are a key application for smart factories. Many companies opt for a home-grown system so they can map custom business process steps, but in recent years, there has been a strong adoption of packaged MES technologies. One challenge has been how to select the appropriate MES. SunPower's Nikhil Padhi outlines several key elements to consider during selection. (14 pages)
  • Foundational Research in Integrated Buildings: Internet of Things (IoT) Data Standards
    Published September 2018
    The Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) investigates how to achieve data interoperability in smart-building systems applications. (82 pages)
  • Driving New Modes of IoT-Facilitated Citizen/User Engagement
    Published September 2018
    The Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) summarizes the collective opinions of practitioners and researchers regarding the Internet of Things, highlighting the inherent intricacies of the IoT value chain, the possible road-maps to success and the critical issues that must be resolved. (116 pages)
  • Leveraging Robots in Smart Factories
    Published September 2018
    Robots and robotic automation are key components of a smart factory. As factories become smarter, robots and resulting automation will play an important role in enhancing productivity and reducing costs. This paper from Nikhil Padhi provides a high-level approach for robotic automation within a factory. (10 pages)
  • Health-Care RTLS ROI Calculator
    Published August 2018
    An RFID-based real-time location system can help hospitals and clinics increase asset-utilization rates, reduce lost and stolen equipment, and decrease the amount of time employees spend looking for equipment. This report explains the assumptions behind RFID Journal’s Health-Care RTLS ROI Calculator. (13 pages)
  • Creating a Digital Strategy for Manufacturing
    Published August 2018
    A growing number of businesses are embarking on their digital journey, including manufacturing-driven companies. Digital technologies such as automation, robots, advanced analytics, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, 3D printing and more have the potential to transform factories. This paper, written by Nikhil Padhi, answers some relevant questions that plants may face during planning and execution. (8 pages)
  • IoT Consumer Confidence Report: Challenges for Enterprise Cloud Monitoring on the Horizon
    Published August 2018
    More than half of all consumers worldwide are using Internet of Things devices, but a new survey from Dynatrace indicates that 64 percent have already experienced performance problems, while 62 percent fear that glitches will pose dangerous issues in the future. Read the results of the company's report. (21 pages)
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