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How One Distributor Played Wal-Mart's Distribution Game-And Won
As a supplier to Wal-Mart, appliance manufacturer Haier America was required to implement a radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging system. To satisfy

rfid handbook  Reader. Haier America Implements RFID Technology VAI designs fully integrated, customized system to meet the requirements of big box retailers. Source : Haier Resources Related to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) How One Distributor Played Wal-Mart's Distribution Game and Won Distribution is also known as: Distribution strategy , Logistics , Distribution Services , Distribution Management , Warehousing , Inventory management , Direct distribution , ERP Read More...
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The Three Rs of RFID: Rewards, Risk, and ROI
Prominent organizations and retailers, such as Walmart and the US Department of Defense are taking advantage of radio frequency identification, which promises

rfid handbook  (UPC) bar coding, which RFID promises to replace, RFID proactively transmits information, eliminating the manual point-and-read operations needed with bar coding. This enhanced visibility could significantly decrease warehouse, distribution, and inventory costs; increase margins; and enhance customer service. Several of the most prominent suppliers and retailers are already taking advantage of this new technology; Wal-Mart and the US Department of Defense (DOD) are the most visible. Wal-Mart is demanding Read More...
Jack Link's Beef Jerky Case Study:
The nagging question is,

rfid handbook  Specifically, the article examines RFID philosophy for SMEs (see Part One ) Company background (see Part One ) Approach to RFID implementation (see Part Two ) Expected benefits Lessons learned At the conclusion of all phases, Jack Link's Beef Jerky will have invested a significant amount of time, energy, and money. However, the company's analysis concluded that this investment will realize several significant benefits, including Improved inventory accuracy Reduced manual recording Increased visibility Read More...
SAP's Approach to the Retail Market
SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and

rfid handbook  Vendors. SAP Embraces RFID There is also a threat of traditional ERP providers that have lately made serious strides in the retail sector. For example, SAP, which has since the mid-1990s corralled a broad retail enterprise suite, with traditional ERP as a core, has recently revamped and tightly integrated retail applications designed to address a gamut of requirements for store operations, workforce management, merchandising, and advanced planning for companies in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) and Read More...
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

rfid handbook  around the adoption of RFID as the hot new technology' continues—this is evidenced by the proliferation of trade shows, media events, and other magnets for those in the know and those looking to learn more. One of the recent events—RFID Live, hosted by the RFID Business Journal in Chicago in April—was reminiscent of the techno buzz and media fest' of the late 1990s—the days of the e-bubble! Walking through the exhibit area, it was apparent that the concept of RFID had been firmly embraced by the Read More...
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Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Five: 3PL Support and SCE Optimization
FourSite 4.4 is an upgrade of its fulfillment solution oriented towards third party logistics (3PL) providers. ViaOptimize, is an advanced step for companies

rfid handbook  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Five: 3PL Support and SCE Optimization FourSite 4.4 These days when radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone's lips, and when every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready or is even convincing the market that its RFID-compliant solution is exactly what the doctor (such as, Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , and the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered, the typically quiet Provia Software ( Read More...
RFID Implementation: Moving Forward through the Four Phases
Implementation of a radio frequency identification system is best approached in four phases to ensure its success. Discussed here are the second and third

rfid handbook  Test and Validation Since RFID is uncharted territory for many organizations, deployment represents a long journey. Best practices indicate that organizations involve an experienced person who understands existing operations, systems, and processes. As a provisionary measure, someone with additional expertise in interpreting data, which provides value to the supply chain part of the business, should be also engaged. Usually a business analyst that can configure, interpret, and modify the system for Read More...
Active RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is fast replacing ScanCode technology in asset tracking and inventory management. Traditionally, asset tracking

rfid handbook  RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is fast replacing ScanCode technology in asset tracking and inventory management. Traditionally, asset tracking and inventory management in retail supply chain or manufacturing or service units depended heavily on manual scanning of bar code printed on each item at every strategic point. This white paper focuses on details of RFID technology and how you can automate asset tracking and Read More...
Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification?
This article examines the organizational fit of radio frequency identification (RFID) and its technology’s basic mechanics. Its prohibitive costs often account

rfid handbook  the overall effectiveness of RFID technology and how it relates to an organization's business. Navigating through a complicated new system that requires its own hardware, software, and infrastructure is a daunting mission. Given the complexities of evolving standards, converting today's bar codes into tomorrow's electronic product codes (EPCs), and the prospects of how all of this changes the way a company functions, it is understandable why organizations may take a long look before making the leap to Read More...
Active Execution Management--Delivering on the RFID Promise
Active Execution Management captures radio frequency identification (RFID) and electronic product code (EPC) data and integrates it into the supply chain

rfid handbook  Execution Management--Delivering on the RFID Promise Active Execution Management captures radio frequency identification (RFID) and electronic product code (EPC) data and integrates it into the supply chain business process. AXM associates individual EPC events (the observation of an EPC tag at an RFID reader) with the supply chain transaction that is currently being executed and then determines if that supply chain transaction is executing as planned. AXM is able to make this determination by comparing Read More...
Drug Pedigree Guidelines and How Software Can Help
Drug manufacturers and retailers are tightening their data collection and reporting processes to meet new US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) guidelines

rfid handbook  bar code labels or RFID tickets are used is a function of the technology and equipment used by the manufacturer (or required by the customer). From a software perspective, writing labels or tickets requires the same level of effort. In any case, few pharmaceutical companies have RFID technology fully deployed in their warehouses. Other manufacturers only have one or two customers demanding RFID compliance. Accordingly, manufacturers are using a slap'n'ship technique to implement RFID, whereby RFID Read More...
The Supply Chain of Sitcoms-Enhanced with Radio Frequency Identification
Imagine what sitcoms like Cheers, Laverne and Shirley, and Green Acres would look like if they were radio frequency identification (RFID) enhanced. Then picture

rfid handbook  today if they were RFID enhanced . So, sit back, close your eyes, and imagine along with me well, you can't close your eyes and read this at the same time, so just sit back and imagine Cheers! The Cheers bar is now a chain of Cheers bars spread all over the country. Everybody knows your name before you walk in (because there are sensors in the parking lots that read your handy Cheers key fob that you never leave home without ) and they also know what your favorite drink is and which is your favorite Read More...
Jack Link's Beef Jerky Case Study:
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

rfid handbook  Do It Part One: RFID Philosophy for SMEs and Company Background Introduction Companies have been implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology at the not-too-subtle but benign pressures being applied by their largest customers—customers like Wal-Mart , Department of Defense , and Target , just to name a few. This case study looks at one company who did not wait to be dragged into an RFID environment. Its approach and rationale may spur others to take a similar, proactive position. Read Read More...
Radio Frequency Identification Implementation: The First Steps
Phase one of the four phase approach to a successful radio frequency identification implementation consists of several essential steps, including the careful

rfid handbook  phase of implementing an RFID system will be explained, including the selection of proper RFID business partners and the setting up of the development environment and label placement. Phase One: Getting Started A best practices approach suggests that an effective RFID project involves four phases, from the point of concept to implementation. The checklist included here combined with this first of the four phases will allow the selection of a suitable business partner, and ensure the solid beginnings of a Read More...

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