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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification?


This article examines the organizational fit of radio frequency identification (RFID) and its technology’s basic mechanics. Its prohibitive costs often account for the decision to not implement RFID. Yet some factors influencing adoption may shed new light on why RFID is important.

radio frequency signals  You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification? Originally published - June 15, 2007 Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been around for over 60 years, so why does it have such negative connotations? Many misconceptions and horror stories of organizations'' failed implementations have been plastered all over the press, which has contributed to the negative perceptions of this re-emerging technology. Yet these failures are often due to a lack of the correct technology, deficient IT knowledge, Read More

Processing Complex Events (During These, oh well, Complex Times) - Part II


Part I of this blog series introduced the concept of complex event processing (CEP) and possible needs for CEP software applications. One such broad CEP platform, Progress Apama, has been offered by Progress Software Coporation after acquiring the formerly independent Apama LTD in 2005. It is worth analyzing what has happened with the Apama product since being acquired by Progress Software

radio frequency signals  For example, as the radio frequency identification (RFID) system continuously reads each tag, Boekhandels Groep Nederland''s (BGN) Selexyz retail bookstores use Progress Apama to filter out duplicate reads from incoming streams and ensure that every book is counted just once. Duplication is also prevented by reconciling the advanced shipping notice (ASN ) data streams coming from the distributor. The third and final part of this blog series will conclude with Progress Apama’s differentiating traits, Read More

Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing


Cover-time planning (CTP) is a "pull" system, but with the intent of planning and not merely waiting for the execution time to act.

radio frequency signals  warehouse maintenance; packaging, shipping; radio frequency (RF); storage and product definition; and warehouse administration and monitoring. Some users have optimized their WMS processes to pick orders faster and with increased accuracy (based on product movement frequency); and to optimize resource activity, through precise and accurate instruction handling. The best way to describe their WMS is to work backwards. Just like in the movie Memento , where the main protagonist suffers a serious short-term Read More

The Middle Kingdom - From Wired to Wireless


Confused about RFID middleware? RFID middleware has a critical role to play in cleaving together and clarifying the signals and intelligence, bidirectionally from the device layer to the business applications, or out to the communications infrastructure, to the web or satellites. This article explains it all.

radio frequency signals  the other. Middleware for radio frequency identification (RFID) bridges the worlds of waves (radio), light beams, and sensory (light temperature and vibration), to the hardwired world of servers, routers, Internet, and software systems. The Middle Kingdom is the world between the physical world and the digital world. And to add to the definition—middleware may span from the device to the edge (the border, and slightly over) of your kingdom. Mobile devices need bidirectional communications beyond the Read More

So What’s the Big Deal with Chemicals?


Due to the inherent challenges of the industry, most chemical companies are still unable to profitably respond to highly variable demand, or to execute predictable product supply strategies.

radio frequency signals  customer''s tank sensors or radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners in the paint aisle of the retail home improvement stores are the first harbingers of increased or decreased demand, then the manufacturer''s IT systems may be able to share this with trading partners. For more information on this trend, see As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges . New streams of automated and actionable data—arriving from the plant floor, storage facilities, and so on, all with Read More

RFID Weaving Magic in Apparel Supply Chain


As innovation rates accelerate and product life cycles shorten, companies are increasingly looking for tools to make their supply chain more efficient. Technology, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) has enormously helped supply chain planner.

radio frequency signals  efficient. Technology, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) has enormously helped supply chain planner. Read More

As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Two: The Middleware Dilemma, Partnerships, and What Next?


Given the pressures on radio frequency identification (RFID) middleware vendors, pure-play middleware suppliers will likely either diversify or get absorbed by larger companies. All RFID vendors, regardless of category, will tend to form partnerships to hasten time to market.

radio frequency signals  Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Two: The Middleware Dilemma, Partnerships, and What Next? The Middleware Dilemma As the radio frequency identification (RFID) ecosystem evolves, it is becoming clear that not all of the position players are going to survive a shake-out as technologies overlap. One category in the ecosystem, namely middleware, is especially vulnerable. Forrester Research defines middleware as the platforms for managing RFID data and routing it Read More

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)


Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.

radio frequency signals  Frequency Identification (RFID) Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information Read More

Active RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management


Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is fast replacing ScanCode technology in asset tracking and inventory management. Traditionally, asset tracking and inventory management in retail supply chain or manufacturing or service units depended heavily on manual scanning of bar code printed on each item at every strategic point. This white paper focuses on details of RFID technology and how you can automate asset tracking and inventory management of your enterprise using it. The white paper takes aid of a case study on how FicusSoft has developed and successfully implemented RFID integrated asset tracking and inventory management solutions for a reputed manufacturer of ultra-sensitive instruments used in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceutical research.

radio frequency signals  Tracking and Inventory Management Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is fast replacing ScanCode technology in asset tracking and inventory management. Traditionally, asset tracking and inventory management in retail supply chain or manufacturing or service units depended heavily on manual scanning of bar code printed on each item at every strategic point. This white paper focuses on details of RFID technology and how you can automate asset tracking and inventory management of your Read More

Expert’s Guide to Successful MRP Projects


To succeed in their tasks, planners and schedulers rely on materials resource planning (MRP) software to make recommendations and send signals. To make meaningful suggestions, MRP requires a steady diet of accurate, relevant, and timely data. This guide breaks down two critical MRP project success factors: 1) tips to select the right MRP software, and 2) best practices to extract meaningful value from MRP solutions.

radio frequency signals  MRP projects,materials resource planning software,MRP project success factors Read More

CourseSmart Partners with Instructure


CourseSmart, one of the largest providers of eTextbooks, today announced its partnership with Instructure—the company that produces the learning management system (LMS), Canvas. CourseSmart's collection includes 30,000 eTextbooks and digital course materials. This initiative permits instructors and students to access the CourseSmart eTextbooks via their student/instructor Canvas portal. One of

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3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part One: Recent Events


It appears that instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some smaller, but profitable, undercapitalized, and undervalued warehouse management and supply chain execution vendors have lately found a shelter under wealthy, more visible parent companies with complementary products.

radio frequency signals  first SCE product, a radio frequency (RF)-based warehouse management system (WMS) named Warehouse Advantage , with applications that facilitate many aspects of order fulfillment. Consequently, the approximately $36 million (USD) revenue nowadays is split into a healthy 40 percent for license fees, 50 percent for services and maintenance, and remaining 10 percent for data-collection hardware. In 2000, DCSI changed its name to HighJump. The vendor''s customers include manufacturers; distributors; retailers Read More

RFID Basics for Retailers


Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has retailers talking. The reason: RFID helps reduce labor and improves the ability to gather data. Retailers can use this data to make positive changes to business processes, which can be tremendously advantageous for them. With careful planning, an RFID system can provide immediate benefits, as well as long-term competitive and total cost of ownership advantages.

radio frequency signals  Basics for Retailers Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has retailers talking. The reason: RFID helps reduce labor and improves the ability to gather data. Retailers can use this data to make positive changes to business processes, which can be tremendously advantageous for them. With careful planning, an RFID system can provide immediate benefits, as well as long-term competitive and total cost of ownership advantages. Read More

WAVE


INITECHS WAVE is a warehouse and transportation management system (W/TMS) that includes functionality for inventory control, receiving and put-away, order fulfillment, replenishment, and a variety of inbound and outbound operations. The software is radio-frequency (RF)-device compatible, and can be integrated with other systems such as sorters, diverters, conveyors, and pick-to-light and put-to-light systems. WAVE also includes built-in reporting and auditing tools.  

radio frequency signals  operations. The software is radio-frequency (RF)-device compatible, and can be integrated with other systems such as sorters, diverters, conveyors, and pick-to-light and put-to-light systems. WAVE also includes built-in reporting and auditing tools. Read More

Sony Music Distribution


Learn how Sony Music used real-time radio frequency (RF)-based packages to handle their high volume environment for both raw materials and finished goods and how this system interfaced with corporate systems, various automated material handing equipment, and other complementary third-party systems.

radio frequency signals  Sony Music used real-time radio frequency (RF)-based packages to handle their high volume environment for both raw materials and finished goods and how this system interfaced with corporate systems, various automated material handing equipment, and other complementary third-party systems. Read More