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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

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

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

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

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

Infor SCM Warehouse Management Provia


Infor SCM Warehouse Management is a modern extended-warehouse-management supply chain solution that provides business agility by automating fulfillment and distribution processes. Its core capabilities include inventory management, work and task management, and labor forecasting. The solution also supports capabilities such as slotting yard management voice-directed distribution cross-docking costing multiple inventory ownership value-added services billing and invoicing for third-party logistics (3PL) providers radio frequency identification (RFID) Infor SCM Warehouse Management is based on a modern Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE), zero-footprint, stateless architecture that is wide area network (WAN)-deployable with no client administration. This allows organizations to personalize radio frequency (RF) and terminal server environments to business and user needs, and provides a scalable architecture for centralized and decentralized support. Infor SCM Warehouse Management has been deployed in more than 20 countries, in multiple languages, and is available in an enterprise or business edition.

radio frequency signals  third-party logistics (3PL) providers radio frequency identification (RFID) Infor SCM Warehouse Management is based on a modern Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE), zero-footprint, stateless architecture that is wide area network (WAN)-deployable with no client administration. This allows organizations to personalize radio frequency (RF) and terminal server environments to business and user needs, and provides a scalable architecture for centralized and decentralized support. Infor SCM Warehouse Read More

Inconso WMS Suite


"As much standard as possible - only as much individuality as required." This is the guideline for the conception of inconso's software solutions. The inconsoWMS product suite covers solution requirements from modest manual warehouses up to complex distribution centers with high throughput and/or full automation levels. The full integration of any subsystem (such as radio data transmission [RF], barcoding, radio frequency identification [RFID], pick-by-voice, pick-by-light, material flow calculation, and weighing systems) is realized with standard connectors and permits a solution concept coordinated with the respective requirements. Complexity and throughput are the parameters that decide which product is used for what situation. The inconsoWMS Standard is conceived for manual or radio data transmission (RF)-led applications and is used in smaller and midsized distribution centers. These are typically so-called crossdocking and public warehouses, where several clients are dealt with in a single distribution center. The inconsoWMS eXtended solution is a standard solution for complex and high performance applications. It is mainly used in highly automated distribution centers and at logistics service providers in the area of dedicated warehouse systems.  

radio frequency signals  data transmission [RF], barcoding, radio frequency identification [RFID], pick-by-voice, pick-by-light, material flow calculation, and weighing systems) is realized with standard connectors and permits a solution concept coordinated with the respective requirements. Complexity and throughput are the parameters that decide which product is used for what situation. The inconsoWMS Standard is conceived for manual or radio data transmission (RF)-led applications and is used in smaller and midsized Read More

PROS’ Acquisition Streak Signals Pricing Market Consolidation


After the recent acquisition of Cameleon Software, PROS Inc., a sales big data software company, recently announced its acquisition of SignalDemand, Inc., a privately held software company headquartered in San Francisco. Under the terms of the all-cash transaction, PROS will pay $13.5 (USD) million to acquire SignalDemand.

radio frequency signals  SignalDemand, PROS, sales optimization, pricing management, pricing optimization, SignalDemand PROS merger, SignalDemand acquisition Read More

Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part One: Introduction


With growing frequency, we hear business and IT managers asking a technology vendor to "justify the expenditure" or "demonstrate the ROI" on their particular hardware, software or service offering. In some cases, this may be possible.

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Enterprise Scheduling ROI


Workload automation using an enterprise scheduling system can simplify the tasks of job scheduling and monitoring processes across multiple servers. This white paper looks at the things to consider while calculating your return on investment (ROI) when deciding to invest in an enterprise scheduler, such as the cost of the implementation process, time spent on manual processes that could be computerized or automated, frequency of errors due to a lack of scheduling, and consolidation of staff as well as schedules.

radio frequency signals  Scheduling ROI Workload automation using an enterprise scheduling system can simplify the tasks of job scheduling and monitoring processes across multiple servers. This white paper looks at the things to consider while calculating your return on investment (ROI) when deciding to invest in an enterprise scheduler, such as the cost of the implementation process, time spent on manual processes that could be computerized or automated, frequency of errors due to a lack of scheduling, and Read More

Data Conversion in an ERP Environment


Converting data in any systems implementation is a high wire act. Converting data in an ERP environment should only be undertaken with a safety net, namely a well thought-out plan of execution. This article discusses the guidelines for converting data when considering manual or electronic alternatives.

radio frequency signals  Conversion in an ERP Environment Introduction Converting data in any systems implementation is a high wire act. Converting data in an ERP environment should only be undertaken with a safety net, namely a well thought-out plan of execution. This article discusses the guidelines for converting data when considering manual or electronic alternatives. First, let me start out by saying that data conversion is not an art form; it''s a science. If approached in a reasonable manner, reasonable results can be 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

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The Three Rs of RFID: Rewards, Risk, and ROI


Prominent organizations and retailers, such as Walmart and the US Department of Defense are taking advantage of radio frequency identification, which promises real time tracking of products from the manufacturing floor to the checkout terminal. Despite the typical risks associated with adopting any early-stage technology, the competitive advantage and bottom-line business benefits of RFID are significant to both retailers and suppliers. It can significantly decrease warehouse, distribution, and inventory costs; increase margins; and enhance customer service.

radio frequency signals  Introduction The promise of radio frequency identification (RFID) is every supply chain manager''s dream—real time tracking of every single product, from manufacture to checkout. Compared to universal product code (UPC) bar coding, which RFID promises to replace, RFID proactively transmits information, eliminating the manual point-and-read operations needed with bar coding. This enhanced visibility could significantly decrease warehouse, distribution, and inventory costs; increase margins; and enhance Read More