Contributed Editorial

  1. RFID-Based Materials Management - A Game Of "What If"
    8/9/2010
    No matter how effective a manual system may seem, because the recording of material movement is not automated, data becomes obsolete very quickly. To make matters worse, unique material identification numbers are often hand-written, painted, or etched onto material and can become faded, smeared, removed, or hidden by other materials or elements like grass, dirt, or snow. Thus, manual tracking of pre-engineered components leads to increased instances of components that are "not immediately found," which leads to higher costs and decreased productivity. By Jon Chesser and Vincent Hsieh, Atlas RFID Solutions
  2. Guest Series Part 1: RFID-Based Materials Management - An Overview
    7/15/2010
    Tracking and monitoring the location of construction assets on a jobsite is vitally important to project executives, owners, contractors, and suppliers. Yet this activity is a commonly overlooked aspect of field data acquisition. Timely and precise information about the status of critical assets such as pre-engineered components, equipment, tools, and labor resources allow contractors to bid more competitively on projects, and are directly related to the successful and profitable completion of a project. By Jon Chesser and Vincent Hsieh, Atlas RFID Solutions
  3. RFID-Based Materials Management — An Overview
    7/15/2010
    Tracking and monitoring the location of construction assets on a jobsite is vitally important to project executives, owners, contractors, and suppliers. Yet this activity is a commonly overlooked aspect of field data acquisition. Timely and precise information about the status of critical assets such as pre-engineered components, equipment, tools, and labor resources allow contractors to bid more competitively on projects, and are directly related to the successful and profitable completion of a project. By Jon Chesser and Vincent Hsieh, Atlas RFID Solutions
  4. RFID-Based Materials Management In Construction
    7/15/2010
    Tracking and monitoring the location of construction assets on a jobsite is vitally important to project executives, owners, contractors, and suppliers. Yet this activity is a commonly overlooked aspect of field data acquisition. Timely and precise information about the status of critical assets such as pre-engineered components, equipment, tools, and labor resources allow contractors to bid more competitively on projects, and are directly related to the successful and profitable completion of a project. By Jon Chesser and Vincent Hsieh, Atlas RFID Solutions
  5. RFID As A Service: Core Vs. Context
    6/7/2010
    Is the ownership/management/expertise of RFID tags, hardware, associated middleware, and application software core to your company, or is the resulting insight into business operations and decision support that the ensuing location and timely data core to how you run your business? By Ravi Panja, President, InSync Software
  6. Guest Series Part 2: RFID As A Service - Core Vs. Context
    6/7/2010
    Is the ownership/management/expertise of RFID tags, hardware, associated middleware, and application software core to your company, or is the resulting insight into business operations and decision support that the ensuing location and timely data core to how you run your business? By Ravi Panja, President, InSync Software
  7. Guest Column: Going "Global" Never Looked So Easy
    5/25/2010
    It can be difficult to find a unique description of today’s global economy. Many common comparisons or descriptors seem over-used, even trite. Going through this exercise, the words made famous by Disney, however simple, seem fitting and relevant. Business today is truly ‘a small world after all.’ Considering this infamous melody, the statement “though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide, it’s a small world after all” has never been as true as it is today. By Sandra Garby, Vice President, Product Management and Founder, RCD Technology
  8. Going "Global" Never Looked So Easy
    5/25/2010
    It can be difficult to find a unique description of today’s global economy. Many common comparisons or descriptors seem over-used, even trite. Going through this exercise, the words made famous by Disney, however simple, seem fitting and relevant. Business today is truly ‘a small world after all.’ Considering this infamous melody, the statement “though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide, it’s a small world after all” has never been as true as it is today. By Sandra Garby, Vice President, Product Management and Founder, RCD Technology
  9. The RTLS/RFID Technology Wars Are Over
    3/4/2010
    RTLS, RFID, sensors, and wireless... Now that the technologies are proven, it’s all about deployment in productive applications to deliver new wins for management. By John C. Shoemaker, Executive Vice President, Ekahau, Inc.
  10. Guest Column: The RTLS/RFID Technology Wars Are Over
    3/4/2010
    RTLS, RFID, sensors, and wireless... Now that the technologies are proven, it’s all about deployment in productive applications to deliver new wins for management. By John C. Shoemaker, Executive Vice President, Ekahau, Inc.