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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

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

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--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations


Radio frequency identification or RFID has a potential of becoming a new technology inflection point. It can be a missing piece in the long-lasting puzzle of squeezing excess inventory out of supply chains, but only when (and if) it reaches a critical mass of adoption and maturity over the next several years.

radio frequency signals  User Recommendations Early Adopters Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology could potentially replace bar coding in the long term, if global technical standards develop. While the radio transmitter technology has been around for decades, the technology got a major endorsement this past fall when both the U.S. Department of Defense and retailing giants Wal-Mart and the METRO Group decided to make RFID tags a key part of their logistics. To that end, Wal-Mart has recently instructed its top one Read More

How One Distributor Played Wal-Mart's Distribution Game-And Won


As a supplier to Wal-Mart, appliance manufacturer Haier America was required to implement a radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging system. To satisfy this requirement and to keep costs to a minimum, Haier needed a solution that would seamlessly integrate with its current enterprise resource planning (ERP) application. That’s why it turned to a custom-designed modification package. But was it enough for Wal-Mart?

radio frequency signals  increase. The evolution of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology comprises a prime example. RFID is a method used to identify, store and remotely retrieve data using RFID tagging devices. These RFID tags, which can be attached to materials or merchandise and then scanned, transmit information via radio waves to a database. The RFID tag may contain information such as product type, quantity or suggested retail price. Recently, Wal-Mart required select suppliers to apply RFID tags to all Read More

Paperless Warehousing


Paperless Warehousing Pty Limited was incorporated in 1988 by two of the existing Directors with a vision to overhaul traditional warehousing operations by improving the logistics processes inside and outside the four walls of a warehouse thus providing Companies with a market advantage. Based in Sydney, Australia, Paperless Warehousing offers a wealth of experience, solidarity and dependability in Warehouse and Transport Management Systems. All our people are employees and are practitioners of the Logistics industry who know our products in depth and act as the quality control department for our developers. They are not outside consultants and are all housed in the same office in Sydney which creates an energy-filled atmosphere for the development and cross fertilisation of future enhancements. At Paperless Warehousing we have improved and modernised workflow by digitising the traditional paper based activities and replacing them with them with real time Radio Frequency Scanned or Interactive Voice Directed Tasks and/or RFID all within the same package. We have successfully implemented numerous major projects in various industry sectors across Australia and our software has been implemented in over 12 countries.

radio frequency signals  them with real time Radio Frequency Scanned or Interactive Voice Directed Tasks and/or RFID all within the same package. We have successfully implemented numerous major projects in various industry sectors across Australia and our software has been implemented in over 12 countries. Read More

How to Survive a Software Selection Project When Your Boss Is a Sociopath


Is your boss the main reason you call in sick on Monday mornings? Do you need to “manage” your boss in order to get any work done? Do you find yourself in the position of having to defend your boss when talking to colleagues? Hello, your boss might be a sociopath. This may or may not be news to you. Time for a quick quiz. I am going to refer to your boss as “he,” but sociopathic

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Inductance Calculations with PerMag


This white paper illustrates how to use finite-element codes to calculate inductance. The calculations address transmission lines in the limit that the radiation wavelength is long compared to the transverse dimensions of the structure. The paper also shows how to set up solutions with two-dimensional PerMag code (for static magnetic fields) to get useful information for both the low and high-frequency limits.

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IC-TAG Solutions Introduces RFID JumpStart Kit


IC-Tag Solutions has introduced an radio frequency identification (RFID) Jumpstart Kit called the “IC-DEMO.” IC-DEMO is a complete RFID demo system that allows users to determine how RFID will work in their environment. The kit allows users to become familiar with RFID and test or develop applications. The IC-DEMO Jumpstart Kit comes with a collection of tags that span a variety of types, forms

radio frequency signals  Solutions has introduced an radio frequency identification (RFID) Jumpstart Kit called the “IC-DEMO.” IC-DEMO is a complete RFID demo system that allows users to determine how RFID will work in their environment. The kit allows users to become familiar with RFID and test or develop applications. The IC-DEMO Jumpstart Kit comes with a collection of tags that span a variety of types, forms, and vendors (Avery Dennison, Smartrac, and Alien Technology) which includes on-metal and low-cost tags. All Read More

Practical Uses for RFID Technology in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications


Consider the ideal manufacturing and distribution process—one that eliminates human error, improves speed and efficiency, and increases information availability; a process that offers high security and delivers data without a network connection. This is what a radio frequency identification (RFID) system can do to help solve logistical problems that may be affecting your manufacturing and distribution processes.

radio frequency signals  This is what a radio frequency identification (RFID) system can do to help solve logistical problems that may be affecting your manufacturing and distribution processes. Read More

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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