Contributed Editorial

  1. How To Turbo Charge Your Return On Investment With Industrial Vending Machines
    8/20/2009
    Each year companies waste millions of dollars on tools, indirect materials, and supplies. To cut these costs manufacturers have to move beyond mere purchasing efficiency. They must track and manage the issue, which is individual usage and return of tools and other indirect materials on the plant or shop floor. By Steve Pixley, CEO, AutoCrib Inc.
  2. Guest Column: How To Turbo Charge Your Return On Investment With Industrial Vending Machines
    8/20/2009
    Each year companies waste millions of dollars on tools, indirect materials, and supplies. To cut these costs manufacturers have to move beyond mere purchasing efficiency. They must track and manage the issue, which is individual usage and return of tools and other indirect materials on the plant or shop floor. By Steve Pixley, CEO, AutoCrib Inc.
  3. The Real-Time Service Enterprise
    8/11/2009

    A mission-critical wireless infrastructure for communicating with field agents is a must to delivering customer satisfaction. But that’s not the only consideration. A field service organization needs to be flexible and nimble…in other words “a real-time service enterprise.” By Dr. Moshe BenBassat, ClickSoftware

  4. Could RFID Help Support Electronic Health Records?
    8/6/2009
    Electronic health records EHRs would provide healthcare professionals with electronic access to an individual’s medical history, even when that history has been recorded by multiple providers. Therefore, the EHR system necessitates inter-operable communication of standardized data between hospitals and physicians. In our view, RFID could play a potential role in the development of these health records, particularly given the tight timeframe that needs to be followed. The Department of Health and Human Services needs to issue its Interim Final Rule by December 31, 2009 and legislative incentives begin in 2011. By Reik Read, Robert W. Baird & Co.
  5. Guest Column: Validating RFID In A Clinical Environment: Part 2
    7/28/2009
    This is the second in a series of articles that will share the project status, requirements, lessons learned, and solutions developed as part of the largest RFID, sensors, and wireless contract awarded in the United States focused solely on healthcare. The multiyear, multidimensional project involves hybrid solutions and multiple technologies. By John Shoemaker and Scott Cobb, Shipcom Wireless
  6. Validating RFID In A Clinical Environment: Part 2
    7/28/2009
    This is the second in a series of articles that will share the project status, requirements, lessons learned, and solutions developed as part of the largest RFID, sensors, and wireless contract awarded in the United States focused solely on healthcare. The multiyear, multidimensional project involves hybrid solutions and multiple technologies. By John Shoemaker and Scott Cobb, Shipcom Wireless
  7. Managing Field Service Sustainability
    7/28/2009
    As Charles Warner (collaborator of Mark Twain) said, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." By Israel Beniaminy, Senior VP At ClickSoftware
  8. Guest Column: Quarterly Survey Shows Improvement; Continued Interest In RFID
    7/16/2009
    We again conducted our quarterly survey of automated data capture resellers, which included 89 participants in June. We saw a modest improvement in trend in June from our March survey, primarily from increased sales of parts and supplies, and from some smaller new projects moving forward. Reseller optimism improved as pipelines continue to build, particularly for warehouse, asset, and inventory management applications. By Reik Read, Robert W. Baird & Co.
  9. Quarterly Survey Shows Improvement; Continued Interest In RFID
    7/16/2009
    We again conducted our quarterly survey of automated data capture resellers, which included 89 participants in June. We saw a modest improvement in trend in June from our March survey, primarily from increased sales of parts and supplies, and from some smaller new projects moving forward. Reseller optimism improved as pipelines continue to build, particularly for warehouse, asset, and inventory management applications. By Reik Read, Robert W. Baird & Co.
  10. RFID Protects Tut's Treasures
    7/9/2009
    Active RFID tags and sensors, in tandem with video cameras, watch over the king's golden sandals and other Egyptian antiquities on display at museums. By Claire Swedberg RFID Journal Magazine