Contributed Editorial

  1. 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
  2. Guest Column: Coca-Cola Leverages RFID To Help Manage New Product
    6/24/2009
    Coca-Cola has introduced a new fountain dispenser, called Freestyle, which allows significantly more consumer choice at self-service stations, with 100 drink combinations versus between 6-12 choices with existing equipment. By Reik Read, Robert W. Baird & Co.
  3. Coca-Cola Leverages RFID To Help Manage New Product
    6/24/2009
    Coca-Cola has introduced a new fountain dispenser, called Freestyle, which allows significantly more consumer choice at self-service stations, with 100 drink combinations versus between 6-12 choices with existing equipment. By Reik Read, Robert W. Baird & Co.
  4. Wireless Patient Tracking Can Help Halt Contagion, Including Swine Flu
    6/18/2009
    As Orwellian as this sounds, the real-time location systems (RTLS) and RFID technology already used in hospitals and medical centers throughout the US can significantly reduce the spread of swine flu and other contagious diseases. Through the use of similar types of technologies that the FDA already recommends (and will likely mandate) for use in ePedigree requirements, hospitals can track patients, caregivers, equipment, and inventory to allow healthcare officials to know for certain who has, and has not, come in contact with a contagious person, and help contain epidemics. By Dann Anthony Maurno, Louis Sirico, and Jill Abell, RFIDWizards.com
  5. Guest Column: Wireless Patient Tracking Can Help Halt Contagion, Including Swine Flu
    6/18/2009
    As Orwellian as this sounds, the real-time location systems (RTLS) and RFID technology already used in hospitals and medical centers throughout the US can significantly reduce the spread of swine flu and other contagious diseases. Through the use of similar types of technologies that the FDA already recommends (and will likely mandate) for use in ePedigree requirements, hospitals can track patients, caregivers, equipment, and inventory to allow healthcare officials to know for certain who has, and has not, come in contact with a contagious person, and help contain epidemics. By Dann Anthony Maurno, Louis Sirico, and Jill Abell, RFIDWizards.com
  6. RTLS Providers Cite Strong Demand From Hospitals
    6/18/2009
    Vendors of real-time location systems say they experienced growth in the first quarter of 2009, though a survey suggests a lack of knowledge is hampering uptake. By Claire Swedberg, RFID Journal
  7. Drive RFID Implementation Success
    6/18/2009
    Active RFID and real-time location system (RTLS) technologies hold a lot of potential for organizations looking to reduce costs or improve quality. This potential leads many operations managers astray simply because there is so much that can be done and so many options. By Sharon Barnes, CEO, RFind
  8. Guest Column: Drive RFID Implementation Success
    6/18/2009
    Active RFID and real-time location system (RTLS) technologies hold a lot of potential for organizations looking to reduce costs or improve quality. This potential leads many operations managers astray simply because there is so much that can be done and so many options. By Sharon Barnes, CEO, RFind
  9. Reducing Mis-Shipments A Sizable RFID Opportunity
    6/3/2009
    Back in September 2008, we wrote about Walgreen’s new distribution center and its use of RFID to reduce misshipments. More recently, we have written about Checkpoints Merchandise Visibility Solution, which provides automated visibility for apparel at the item level, and enables automated confirmation of shipped contents. This solution is being employed at European retailer Charles Vogele. We believe RFID solutions to reduce mis-shipments, or catch incorrect shipments early in the process, represents a sizeable market opportunity given the high cost of the problem, and the large volume of goods shipped through the supply chain. By Reik Read at Robert W. Baird & Co.
  10. Article: Reducing Mis-Shipments A Sizable RFID Opportunity
    6/3/2009
    Back in September 2008, we wrote about Walgreen’s new distribution center and its use of RFID to reduce misshipments. More recently, we have written about Checkpoints Merchandise Visibility Solution, which provides automated visibility for apparel at the item level, and enables automated confirmation of shipped contents. This solution is being employed at European retailer Charles Vogele. We believe RFID solutions to reduce mis-shipments, or catch incorrect shipments early in the process, represents a sizeable market opportunity given the high cost of the problem, and the large volume of goods shipped through the supply chain. By Reik Read at Robert W. Baird & Co.