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RFID Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart
HP is making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates. This article describes the key lessons learned.
and consistent reads using RFID with products containing metals and liquids, which interfere with the RF signal. HP has been confronting these challenges in their Chester, VA plant in the tagging of their inkjet cartridges, which contain both liquid and metal and are wrapped in foil. By experimenting with the placement of the tag on the carton, HP learned that if there was a gap between the cartridge and the place on the carton where the tag was attached, the company could avoid interference problems.
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At Last-A Complete (and Successful) RFID Implementation
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label printer to write RFID information to tags. FFCA : Full Faraday cycle analysis ; a method of gathering time-dependent frequency analysis data. Can also be referred to as a site survey for RFID. Frequency bands : Band Frequency Read Range Notes low frequency (LF) 100–500 kHZ up to 20 in (50.8 cm) Access control, animal identification, and vehicle key locks. high frequency (HF) 13.56 kHZ up to 3 ft (1 m) Access control, smart cards, item-level tagging libraries, and electronic article surveillance.
Electronic Product Code (EPC): A Key to RFID
The real benefits of radio frequency identification will be achieved, when the integration of the EPC data will be a substantial part for the control of supply
the EPC standards and RFID compliance requirements for tagging and testing of products at the pallet and case level. Although corporations and government agencies around the world recognize RFID's potential to cut supply chain costs, increase operational efficiencies, speed delivery time, minimize theft and waste and so on (e.g., warehousing and distribution units should benefit from increased shipping accuracy, labor savings, inventory accuracy, and reduced inventory shrinkage; retailers should benefit
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
workload required to make RFID effective at the product level. Reaping the rewards will require a large investment in computing power, bandwidth, storage, IT operations, and administration per store. Product level tagging does not always work : Current tags do not transmit well on certain products, such as liquids or metals. This limits the overall benefit of RFID until the problem can be resolved. Complexity and required investment levels : RFID implementation is complex in all ways: process
When will RFID Hit Main Street?
The desire for improved visibility, tracking, etc. stands out as a critical issue to global firms. Most firms don't know how to get started. But as the cultural
can inhibit or accelerate RFID technology adoption and market growth. Inhibitors First, there are manufacturing constraints on Gen2. All the leaders in this space have some kind of manufacturing process, technology, or capacity constraint. We expect that it will take a year or slightly more to be able to ramp up to meet the potential demand of the worldwide 100,000 plus firms who will be tagging cartons. Shortages in trained, experienced RFID professionals who know the art and science of implementation.
Jack Link's Beef Jerky Case Study:
Some companies want the benefits of new technology, such as RFID, on their timetable without a gun loaded with threats of lost customer sales, pointed at their
Do It Part One: RFID Philosophy for SMEs and Company Background Introduction Companies have been implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology at the not-too-subtle but benign pressures being applied by their largest customers—customers like Wal-Mart , Department of Defense , and Target , just to name a few. This case study looks at one company who did not wait to be dragged into an RFID environment. Its approach and rationale may spur others to take a similar, proactive position. Read
RFID Weaving Magic in Apparel Supply Chain
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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.
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RFID Architecture Strategy
Early adopters of radio frequency identification (RFID) are beginning to look at enterprise scale solution design and integration are emerging as key focus
as key areas in RFID deployments. To realize the potential of RFID, enterprises must have an RFID Architecture strategy that integrates data from the hardware layer with existing systems. Source : Infosys Technologies Resources Related to RFID Architecture Strategy : Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) (Wikipedia) RFID Architecture Strategy Architecture Strategy is also known as : Application Architecture Strategy , Architecture Design Strategies , Architecture Marketing Strategies , Brand
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
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Beyond the Tag: Finding RFID Value in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications
Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been around for more than thirty years, and today’s manufacturers are using this technology to help connect trading
the Tag: Finding RFID Value in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been around for more than thirty years, and today’s manufacturers are using this technology to help connect trading partners and align supply chains. But just as businesses need to look beyond the manufacturing supply chain to see the benefits of investing in RFID, they need to look beyond the tag to understand how RFID will create value and provide a return on investment (ROI).
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Software Evaluation Report
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As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the latest technology to gain major recognition as being a sizeable market for the future. The RFID ecosystem includes
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