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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

A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey


As organizations prepare for a radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation, they often don't understand the preliminary work necessary to begin the project. The importance of a site survey can influence the success or failure of an RFID project.

radio frequency signals  How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey A best practice approach to a radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation suggests that, as a preparatory task, a site survey be completed beforehand. A site survey will identify issues and hurdles to an RFID implementation, and suggest helpful, industry-proven techniques to solve these problems. The equipment, connection procedures, and methodology, as well as a list of tips for completing a site survey, are explored in this second Read More

Radio Frequency Identification Implementation: The First Steps


Phase one of the four phase approach to a successful radio frequency identification implementation consists of several essential steps, including the careful selection of business partners and the development of a test environment and corrective label placement procedures.

radio frequency signals  our ongoing series on radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation (please see Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification? and A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey ), the introductory phase of implementing an RFID system will be explained, including the selection of proper RFID business partners and the setting up of the development environment and label placement. Phase One: Getting Started A best practices approach suggests that an effective RFID project 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

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

Estimating Acoustic Performance of a Cell Phone


This paper discusses the requirements for coupled structural-acoustic simulation and demonstrates the application of this technology to cell-phone acoustic design. Due to the smaller volume sizes, the low frequency response of the cell phone is affected. The frequency response rolls off faster at low frequencies when smaller microphone back volumes are used. The present work deals with studying this effect on a simple cell phone model with the finite element package, Abaqus. The results from the simulation can be used to better design cell phone cavities for optimum performance.

radio frequency signals  Acoustic Performance of a Cell Phone This paper discusses the requirements for coupled structural-acoustic simulation and demonstrates the application of this technology to cell-phone acoustic design. Due to the smaller volume sizes, the low frequency response of the cell phone is affected. The frequency response rolls off faster at low frequencies when smaller microphone back volumes are used. The present work deals with studying this effect on a simple cell phone model with the finite element Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing


Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors excel in depends on their original ERP system's suitability for repetitive versus to-order environments.

radio frequency signals  loop systems, such as radio frequency (RF) readers and poka yoke (mistake proofing) methods. QAD MFG/PRO Lean Manufacturing Introduced in 1999 and based on the widely accepted Toyota standards for lean manufacturing, QAD''s lean manufacturing solution suite, QAD MFG/PRO Lean Manufacturing , integrates electronic representation of kanban processes with core ERP functions to provide comprehensive production tracking and visibility. The product has since been sold to over 120 customers at over 250 sites in Read More

Microsoft Delves Deeper into Social Networking


Microsoft's Office 365 team will soon be rolling out Office Delve to Office 365 business customers. Powered by Office Graph, which uses sophisticated machine learning techniques to map the relationships between people, content, and activity that occurs across Office 365, Delve figures out and displays the most relevant info for each person based on the work they are doing and with whom they are engaging.

radio frequency signals  industry watch, collaboration, social, Microsoft, Office 365, card-based design, Office Delve, relationship mapping Read More

The Supply Chain of Sitcoms-Enhanced with Radio Frequency Identification


Imagine what sitcoms like Cheers, Laverne and Shirley, and Green Acres would look like if they were radio frequency identification (RFID) enhanced. Then picture the impact that RFID technology can have on the customer experience in your own enterprise.

radio frequency signals  Chain of Sitcoms-Enhanced with Radio Frequency Identification Introduction A few evenings ago I took a break from my latest research project to channel surf, and happened upon reruns of Cheers, Laverne and Shirley, and Green Acres. And, since my latest research project is centered around the impact that radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can have upon the customer experience, it was totally logical that I began to imagine what these sitcoms might look like today if they were RFID enhanced . Read More

Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing


All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of enterprise systems is that they can handle considerably more information than can be accommodated manually.

radio frequency signals  lean,manufacturing,manual,information technology,IT,enterprise resource planning,ERP,kanban,electronic kanbans,planning Read More

State of the MES Software Marketplace


Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below, the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market has been growing steadily. This guide from TEC and Flexware Innovation provides state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a spotlight on leading vendors.

radio frequency signals  the technology innovation in radio frequency identification (RFID) and other sensor devices into business value. Because most of the solutions today are taking a top-down approach to integrating this new extended network, the cost and complexity is growing very rapidly. The control and requirements for these solutions are quickly getting out of the hands of the people who needed it most and know its requirements best: the plant staff. Advanced manufacturing execution system (MES) providers are working 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

How Can Fashion Companies Benefit from Lean Supply Chains?


Fashion companies need to respond quickly and strategically to major changes occurring in today’s global supply chains. Implementing a lean supply chain management strategy can enable cost savings and more efficient operations by realigning process according to a demand-driven model. Lean supply chain management uses Web-based technologies to create and maintain dynamic supplier networks. Such networks are able to deliver the highest customer value at the lowest cost. It also lays the groundwork for the next level of hands-free, wireless radio frequency identification-enabled processes. Intentia, in cooperation with industry experts, have written a series of thought leadership white papers on the concept of implementing lean supply chain in the fashion industry. The first of this series, “Lean Is Fashionable”, explores the impact of lean practices in the fashion and apparel industry during a period of momentous change.

radio frequency signals  level of hands-free, wireless radio frequency identification-enabled processes. Intentia, in cooperation with industry experts, have written a series of thought leadership white papers on the concept of implementing lean supply chain in the fashion industry. The first of this series, “Lean Is Fashionable”, explores the impact of lean practices in the fashion and apparel industry during a period of momentous change. 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