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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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  • Improving the Safety of the Food Supply Chain: The Value of RFID and Traceability
    Published July 2010
    Motorola discusses how RFID can improve the safety and efficiency of the food chain. Benefits include real-time visibility into product condition during temperature-sensitive transportation; reduced opportunity for spoilage, contamination and foodborne illnesses; real-time track and trace for cost-effective and accurate creation of electronic pedigrees; more narrow—and more successful—recalls from on-tag sourcing identification; increased productivity; reduced shrinkage; cost-effective regulatory compliance through automated data capture; and brand protection and liability reduction. (8 pages)
  • Infinite Integration: Unlocking the Value of Enterprise Asset Management Through Technology Integration
    Published July 2010
    RFID, GPS, sensors and other automatic-identification technologies promise to revolutionize enterprise asset-management systems (EAMS) by enabling real-time, physical asset tracking, locationing and monitoring. With that in mind, Fluensee explains how its AssetTrack system provides a platform for integrating various auto-ID technologies to EAMSs in order to take advantage of real-time visibility and monitoring, by offering these and other functionalities: concurrent support for multiple auto-ID technologies, rules and algorithms for determining asset location, and multiple communication mechanisms for enterprise system integration. (6 pages)
  • RFID and the Mainstream Supply Chain: Seven Steps to RFID Sanity
    Published July 2010
    Motorola outlines keys to investigating RFID in supply chain applications, differentiators for RFID tags, steps to test tags in unique applications and other ways to derive benefits from data-capture technology. The company also outlines seven steps that users can take to ensure a more successful RFID deployment. (8 pages)
  • Underappreciated and Unheralded: 433 MHz RFID Vehicle ID, Gated Entry, Asset and Personnel Tracking Applications
    Published July 2010
    Douglas L. Cram of cramZ Marketing Services explains why he believes the 433 MHz frequency holds the key to increased levels of security, customer satisfaction, return on investment and profitability with regarding to applications involving vehicle identification, gated entry, and the tracking of assets and personnel. (3 pages)
    Tags: Security
  • Automated Tool Management Programs: Improving ROI Through Effective Process Improvement
    Published July 2010
    This white paper from Balluff, Inc., examines the processes of manual versus automated tool management, offering an in-depth examination of process-improvement methodologies, as well as a case study and associated ROI calculations providing evidence to justify an upgrade to automated-identification systems. In addition, Balluff suggests ways to save money, improve productivity, increase tool life, reduce waste and increase machine up-time through effective machine-tool management. (8 pages)
    Tags: Auto-ID
  • Choosing RFID For Industrial Applications
    Published July 2010
    This white paper from Balluff, Inc., outlines options for using RFID in machine-tool, palletized-assembly and production-tracking applications, based on standard products currently available. Balluff explains the basic principles of operation, and how they influence the performance of each type of system. The three most widely available RFID systems—high-frequency (HF), low-frequency (LF) and ultrahigh-frequency (UHF)—are discussed. (10 pages)
  • A Buyer's Guide for Auto ID-enabled Supply Chain, Issue #1: Reading Is Fundamental—Auto-ID Reader Hardware for Medical Device Operations
    Published July 2010
    This document, the first in a series from Raftar Corp., provides a practical assessment model for making critical solution design and selection decisions when deploying automatic-identification technologies in the health and life sciences supply chain. (13 pages)
    Tags: Auto-ID
  • How Bar Codes and RFID Deliver Value to Manufacturing and Distribution
    Published July 2010
    Zebra Technologies explains how advanced bar-code and RFID technologies can create sustainable advantages by providing the accurate information required for modern business practices, and how implementing these technologies can help companies realize a significant return on investment. (12 pages)
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