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RFID - Myth versus Reality
The hype around the adoption of RFID as the 'hot new technology' continues. The reality is that RFID, despite the fact that this is a relatively mature

dod rfid mandate  adoption. Mandates from the DoD and Wal-Mart aside, the value propositions vary. Those engaged in Gen 2 pilots are restricting these activities to product or partner specific areas, while still others are adopting a wait and see' attitude—in anticipation of universal standards and ubiquitous reader networks. A core compelling argument, irrespective of the mandates,' relates to the value of the granularity of data provided by RFID. A specific example is pharmaceutical supply chains (see Cold Chain

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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RFID Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned


Compliance with the market RFID mandate has unfortunately preceded the achievements of applied physics and computer science. One of the main obstacles is the lack of integration, since there is a dearth of software tools from enterprise application integration vendors to get data from RFID tags and readers into existing business systems, meaning that companies are often forced to do expensive custom integration work.

dod rfid mandate  to help Wal-Mart, the DoD, their suppliers, and other retailers conform to RFID specifications. This way, Provia and its Viastore parent represent an over $100 million (USD) in revenues, global SCE, material handling automation and RFID provider, with over $45 million (USD) in software revenue, 400 employees, over 1,000 customers, and more than 2,000 installations worldwide. Provia and Viastore instead, believe the ability to offer a complete RFID compliance solution, with the software, hardware, and Read More

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 knowledge begins to spread, training comes on-line, and success stories start to get out.

dod rfid mandate  be required to meet DoD standards as well (and retail). Aerospace—Boeing and Airbus have partnered together to drive the whole supply base to RFID. These firms are already use/experimenting with RFID in their spares business. Boeing is also partnering with UPS in logistics. Delta is partnering with Boeing on engine parts ordering and tracking. The UCC family—EPC, RosettaNet, etc. Cisco Systems RFID enabled protocols—will download code to all vendors (just as they did with Wi-Fi devices) so all Read More

RFID Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part One: Background


The goal of the pilot project was not to see whether RFID tags on pallets and cases could be read automatically (although one should not assume that it is easy to achieve), but rather to develop or improve the systems and business processes needed to sustain higher levels of efficiency and productivity.

dod rfid mandate  many other Wal-Mart and DoD suppliers will simply slap RFID or EPC tags on cases and ship them, whereby the technology will be an added cost, Gillette hopes that when it rolls out the EPC infrastructure developed at the pilot site to all its other packaging and distribution centers globally, it will not only meet Wal-Mart's mandate, but will also be able to use the technology internally to eliminate manual case counting, scanning, and other labor-intensive expenses. Namely, while RFID is often touted as Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Two: RFID Compliance


Provia's approach to radio frequency identification (RFID) compliance was to offer a bolt-on or drop-in product that works in conjunction with a company's existing logistics transactional software solution and process flows. This should put the suppliers back into control of prioritizing their IT projects because they could supposedly thereby be fairly easily and quickly made compliant with Wal-Mart or the DoD requirements for RFID. The next step for them would then be to look at how they can reap the benefits of RFID internally within their own operations.

dod rfid mandate  with Wal-Mart or the DoD requirements for RFID. The next step for them would then be to look at how they can reap the benefits of RFID internally within their own operations. This is Part Two of an eight-part note. Parts One through Five detail recent announcements. Parts Six and Seven will discuss the market impact. Part Eight will note challenges and make user recommendations. Parts One through Four will be published between August 11 and 14. Part Five to Eight will be published August 18 to 21. Read More

A New Mandate for IT


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Jack Link's Beef Jerky Case Study: "Wal-Mart Didn't Make Me Do It" Part Two: An Approach to RFID Implementation


A four-phased approach allowed for the gradual assimilation of a new technology into the organization. Start small and feel your way, but think and plan for bigger opportunities. The benefits are gained and eventually the technology would be deployed throughout all of the manufacturing and distribution facilities.

dod rfid mandate  Link's Beef Jerky Case Study: Wal-Mart Didn't Make Me Do It Part Two: An Approach to RFID Implementation Approach to RFID Implementation 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 corporate heads. This article looks at a company that chose to get in front of the technology curve before the information highway passed it by. Jack Link's Beef Jerky , like so many small and medium Read More

Error Proofing with RFID


Carefully tracking components and assemblies throughout the manufacturing process can prevent costly production and sequencing errors, but executing these procedures can be difficult. While bar codes provide accurate, efficient product identification, they are not viable in many common industrial processes. Specialized RFID tags, however, are optimized for use on or around metal, and are an effective and viable alternative.

dod rfid mandate  Proofing with RFID Carefully tracking components and assemblies throughout the manufacturing process can prevent costly production and sequencing errors, but executing these procedures can be difficult. While bar codes provide accurate, efficient product identification, they are not viable in many common industrial processes. Specialized RFID tags, however, are optimized for use on or around metal, and are an effective and viable alternative. Read More

Lessons From the Long Tail: Delivering on the Semiconductor Digital Engagement Mandate


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Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Three: Provia and Viastore Systems Alignment


Provia and Viastore believe the ability to offer a complete radio frequency identification (RFID) compliance solution, with the software, hardware, and automation equipment needed to minimize investment, while maximizing results, is what companies needing RFID compliance truly desire.

dod rfid mandate  solution for Wal-Mart, Target, DoD and other retail labeling mandates. This solution combines RFID compliance software with an integrated material handling control system to form a complete integrated material handling solution including RFID de-palletizing, re-palletizing, and automatic EPC compliance labeling for suppliers and 3PLs. Although the initial attention in RFID compliance has focused more on software-only solutions, that is only part of what companies need in a compliance offering. Namely, Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Eight: Challenges and User Recommendations


There are some indications that the main burden for RFID compliance will fall on suppliers, and not on retailers. Thus, these companies should start evaluating RFID technology soon as to avoid paying exorbitant compliance costs, in the nick of time or ensuing penalties due to their noncompliance after the deadline.

dod rfid mandate  Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered the typically quiet Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a privately-held provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions, naturally feels the time has come for it to be more vocal about its RFID endeavors, albeit after it has already put so much effort in terms of the proof of concept in the field. At the end of May, Provia announced at the Distribution/Computer Expo 2004 in Chicago, Illinois (US) that its ViaView event/alert management and decision Read More

Method to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads


Click Commerce has been impressively active in its expansion efforts, and now offers quite a few solutions outside its traditional realm. While each of its solutions has a unique focus, the vendor's target market often requires solutions from several categories.

dod rfid mandate  Department of Defense ( DoD ) have announced initiatives that will require their suppliers to become RFID-enabled. The idea is to thereby reduce product shrinkage, reduce stock-outs, and reduce inventory costs within the supply chain, while concurrently improving product time-to-market. According to UCCNet , there are more than one million suppliers worldwide, and more than a quarter million suppliers in North America that will eventually have to implement collaborative commerce solutions. A key trend Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Four: Global Availability


For Provia, the ability to increase the awareness of the company's supply chain execution (SCE) solution for a global audience through the company's long-standing partnership with Menlo was the natural next step in the relationship.

dod rfid mandate  US Department of Defense [DoD] ) ordered, the typically quiet Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a privately-held provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions, naturally feels the time has come for it to be more vocal about its RFID endeavors, albeit after it has already put so much effort in terms of the proof of concept in the field. Most recently, at the end of May, Provia announced at the Distribution/Computer Expo 2004 in Chicago, Illinois (US) that its ViaView event/alert management Read More

IC-TAG Solutions Introduces RFID JumpStart Kit


IC-Tag Solutions has introduced an radio frequency identification (RFID) Jumpstart Kit called the “IC-DEMO.” IC-DEMO is a complete RFID demo system that allows users to determine how RFID will work in their environment. The kit allows users to become familiar with RFID and test or develop applications. The IC-DEMO Jumpstart Kit comes with a collection of tags that span a variety of types, forms

dod rfid mandate  TAG Solutions Introduces RFID JumpStart Kit IC-Tag Solutions has introduced an radio frequency identification (RFID) Jumpstart Kit called the “IC-DEMO.” IC-DEMO is a complete RFID demo system that allows users to determine how RFID will work in their environment. The kit allows users to become familiar with RFID and test or develop applications. The IC-DEMO Jumpstart Kit comes with a collection of tags that span a variety of types, forms, and vendors (Avery Dennison, Smartrac, and Alien Technology) Read More