Contributed Editorial

  1. RFID: Curbing Shrink In A Tight Economy
    2/12/2009
    According to the Global Retail Theft Barometer, retailers experienced total shrinkage of $105B in 2008. With today's economy, these numbers are likely to grow. Curbing supply chain and in-store shrink should be a major initiative for retailers -- and identifying its source is the first step. By Bert Moore, Editor, AIM Global
  2. TCO: A Glaring Comparison Of Four Tagging Strategies
    11/25/2008
    When faced with the task of selecting a method for encoding and applying RFID tags, you have a range of options including automatic and manually applied tags. Automated solutions are capital intensive, manual methods are labor intensive. This paper shows that mobile encoding solutions require minimal capital and minimal labor. By Clarke McAllister, Chief Technology Officer, ADASA Inc.
  3. Validating RFID In A Clinical Environment: Part 1
    11/25/2008
    The project is not about a technology looking for a problem to solve, but rather involves the thorough evaluation of clinical challenges, allowing for solutions based on specific requirements and matching an array of technologies that can deliver high value. Once the initial study is completed, Shipcom, in collaboration with Keesler’s project team, will recommend four specific applications to be approved by Keesler’s executive committee. The goal is to select applications that provide the maximum evaluation across the enterprise. By John Shoemaker and Scott Cobb, Shipcom Wireless
  4. Validating RFID In A Clinical Environment: Part 1
    11/25/2008
    The project is not about a technology looking for a problem to solve, but rather involves the thorough evaluation of clinical challenges, allowing for solutions based on specific requirements and matching an array of technologies that can deliver high value. Once the initial study is completed, Shipcom, in collaboration with Keesler’s project team, will recommend four specific applications to be approved by Keesler’s executive committee. The goal is to select applications that provide the maximum evaluation across the enterprise. By John Shoemaker and Scott Cobb, Shipcom Wireless
  5. Guest Column: Implementing Item-Level RFID Intelligence Solutions On The Selling Floor Can Help Retailers In A Volatile Economic Environment
    11/7/2008
    Inventory accuracy, out-of-stocks, item location, price management, promotions execution, internal shrink and vendor fraud represent major challenges facing retailers and consumer goods manufacturers in an increasingly volatile economic climate. Unfortunately for retailers the failure of any of these processes can negatively affect their profitability. By Karen Bomber, Manager Solutions Development, Sensormatic/Tyco International
  6. Implementing Item-Level RFID Intelligence Solutions On The Selling Floor Can Help Retailers In A Volatile Economic Environment
    11/7/2008
    Inventory accuracy, out-of-stocks, item location, price management, promotions execution, internal shrink and vendor fraud represent major challenges facing retailers and consumer goods manufacturers in an increasingly volatile economic climate. Unfortunately for retailers the failure of any of these processes can negatively affect their profitability. By Karen Bomber, Manager Solutions Development, Sensormatic/Tyco International
  7. McAllister’s Law Of RFID Mandate Compliance: The Key To Wide-Spread RFID Adoption
    9/17/2008
    Wal-Mart and SAM’s Club have issued RFID tagging mandates to selected suppliers. However, most suppliers remain hesitant to respond to those mandates, choosing to limit their project objectives to tactical goals such as baseline compliance - calculating them as a cost of doing business rather than embracing them as a strategic customer alliance or business process initiative. By Clarke McAllister, Chief Technology Officer, ADASA Inc.
  8. McAllister’s Law Of RFID Mandate Compliance: The Key To Wide-Spread RFID Adoption
    9/17/2008
    Wal-Mart and SAM's Club have issued RFID tagging mandates to selected suppliers. However, most suppliers remain hesitant to respond to those mandates, choosing to limit their project objectives to tactical goals such as baseline compliance - calculating them as a cost of doing business rather than embracing them as a strategic customer alliance or business process initiative. By Clarke McAllister, Chief Technology Officer, ADASA Inc.
  9. Bar Codes In Healthcare
    8/13/2008
    A recent article that cited a report conducted by University of Pensylvania School of Medicine concluded that bar codes were not proven effective in improving patient safety. By Bert Moore, editor, AIM Global
  10. Bar Codes In Healthcare
    8/13/2008
    A recent article that cited a report conducted by University of Pensylvania School of Medicine concluded that bar codes were not proven effective in improving patient safety. By Bert Moore, editor, AIM Global