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A New Performance Standard for Passive RFID
Impinj Announces Monza 4 Next Generation RFID Tag
Article
RFID technology is not so passive these days. Impinj today announced their new Monza 4 Passive RFID chip, setting the bar for performance in RFID read range, RFID read reliability and speed, and low-c... (more information)
by Bill McBeath and Ann Grackin

A Potpourri of Predictions for 2017 Article
Here are our predictions for 2017 on automation and autonomous vehicles, IoT, RFID, retail, trade and the world economy, energy, AI, analytics and machine learning, enterprise solutions, and agile dev... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Acsis Heads to 'Supply Chain 3.0' Article
Supply Chain complexity, outsourcing, and the complexity and speed of business processes, enhance the need for real-time visibility across the chain. This makes companies like Acsis an indispensable c... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Active RFID
Market, Solutions and Major Players
Report
Of all the RFID solutions in the marketplace today, Active RFID comprises one of the larger RFID market sectors of interest to major companies. Active RFID solutions are used in government, business a... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Active RFID:
An eLearning Workshop Recording
Webinar

Active RFID has many uses and proven value in specific applications. Whether Asset tracking, access control, security, etc., Active RFID has been successfully deployed in many businesses from Auto,... (more information)


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AeroScout Reborn Article
Since their acquisition by Stanley Black & Decker, RTLS provider AeroScout appears to be thriving and taking advantage of many opportunities to integrate with STANLEY's diverse business units and prod... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Application-Specific Mass-Market RFID Readers Article
In the past, the majority of fixed RFID readers were either your standard issue 4-port "one-size-fits-all" readers or, at the other end of the spectrum, customized for a very specific application such... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Beyond Compliance
Mandates from Major Retailers and the DoD
Article
Manufacturers increasingly see RFID as a way to enable business process efficiencies rather than merely comply with customer mandates. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Beyond Fashion Statements - Part One Article
Observations at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 100th Annual Convention and Expo. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Big Changes at Omni-ID Article
Known for their ruggedized and high performance RFID tags, Omni-ID recently announced a new product line based on visual tags and a solution for tracking assets in cyclic processes. This marks a major... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Biometric Technology Gets New Advocacy Article
Biometrics has been a useful technology in financial applications as well as access control. However, it also has a controversial alter-ego. Many governments seek to create national identity cards, us... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Can Supply Chain Big Data Solutions Be Leveraged in Healthcare? Article
The tidal wave of healthcare data is upon us and will only continue to grow rapidly. What can be learned from how Big Data is done in supply chains to get real value? ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Carton-level Temperature Tracking for Cold Chain Pharmaceuticals - Why Now? Article
A look at the key role that carton-level RFID temperature tagging can have within today's pharmaceutical cold chains. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Cold Chains are Hot! Revised
Mastering the Challenges of Temperature
Report
Tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides -- in responding to the needs of the victims of these natural disasters, the effective delivery of food, pharmaceuticals and life saving products are now in the spotli... (more information)
by Carla Reed


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Comparing the Economics of Fixed vs. Handheld RFID Reader Options Article
By improving inventory accuracy, handheld-based RFID leads to significant revenue uplift for apparel retailers. However, fixed infrastructure solutions in development now promise added benefits for r... (more information)
by Scot Stelter

Complements or Competitors? Novitaz and Scanbuy Article
Barcode vs. RFID on Mobile. Is it a duel or will they work together? ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Connected Healthcare - Part Two Article
Real-time Location of People, Places and Things. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Dash7 Alliance - Do Standards Bring Value? Article
Do standards matter? Do they bring value to end-users? Does the market care? And how does something become a standard, anyway...... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

DASH7 Alliance Progress Report Article
Standards groups are known for glacial speed, but Dash7 moves with faster frequency. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Demystifying the EPC Global Network
An explanation of ONS, EPC-IS,
and EPC-DS
Article
As goods traverse the suppy chain, various parties need to exchange information about these goods. This requires interoperability across the global network, creating the need for the EPCglobal Network... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Disruptive Technologies Fueled by a Disruptive and Risky World Article
Last week, TAKE Solutions afforded their customers and invited guests an opportunity to spend two days thinking about the future, where they discovered that disruptive events can create interest in di... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Distributed Intelligence in the IoT Article
The Internet of Things has intelligence distributed throughout many integrated layers. Algorithms and analytics are needed to make sense of the raw data. Often this intelligence needs to reside on the... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

DoD RFID Policy Article
This memorandum establishes policy for the use of RFID within the Department of Defense (DoD) and initiates a strategy to take maximum advantage of the inherent life-cycle asset management efficiencie... (more information)
by Under Secretary of Defense

Eating the Elephant in One Gulp Article
Zebra's move to acquire Motorola Solutions is either a visionary and bold move or fraught with danger, disappointment and compressing of potential. Eating in big gulps can lead to GERD.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Ecosystem Maturity on Display at RFID Live Article
At the RFID Journal Live show, you can see everyone in the industry from chip makers through the top of the application stack. It was evident that the integration of those end-to-end components has co... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Food for Thought: Part One - Challenges in the Produce Supply Chain Article
So you think you have supply chain challenges? How about daily price volatility and losses in transportation of up to 20%? Discussions with FoodLink Online, InfinityQS, AFS and Intelleflex. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Food for Thought: Part Two - The Product Recall Challenge Article
In foods as diverse as burgers and bean sprouts, pathogens such as E.coli, Salmonella, Listeria and other food pathogens have caused outbreaks and made recent headlines. The challenges in tracing the ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

GS1 Enters Product Recall Article
GS1, HP and Microsoft enter product recall space - but GS1 enters as a nonprofit. What is the impact to industry?... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Healthcare Big Data:
Connected Healthcare's Mountains of Data
Article
The tsunamis of data generated by connected care will be nearly useless to caregivers without systems that help digest it all. Can the systems and methods already developed to manage big data in suppl... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

High-Value Software and Solutions Lift Some RFID Providers Out of the Margin Crunch Article
The RFID system market is maturing, beyond just devices and physical implementation, to providing users with more complete solutions. The vendors who offer well-thought-out solutions, based on solid e... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Highlights From MIT's Auto-ID & Sensing Expo Article
This year's Fifth Annual Auto-ID & Sensing Solutions Expo at MIT provided one more confirmation that RFID is thriving, with a more diverse set of devices, systems, and applications than ever. Here's a... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

How to Grow the Real Time Locating System Market Article
Although RTLS has utility, and the projects have been interesting, much has to happen to make this market grow. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

If You Build It, They Might Not Come! The Value of 'What-If' Simulators in Retail Environments Article
Solution providers offer simulation tools that help retailers try things out in a virtual environment before trying them in the real world. JDA 3D and Impinj SPS are good examples.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Impinj Launches xArray, New RFID Overhead Monitoring System Article
Impinj recently launched their new xArray, ceiling-mounted RFID reader system, intended to deliver "always on item intelligence." Here we consider the industry implications and why it is a meaningful ... (more information)
by Scot Stelter

Impinj Monza R6 -- Another Significant Step in RFID's Progress Article
With the new Monza R6 chip, Impinj continues its relentless improvements to the performance and reliability of UHF RFID. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Innovation in RFID Still on the Rise Article
RFID Live exhibitions go beyond hardware demonstration solutions. As the device market matures, the focus is on the business solutions, while electronics sets new records in performance.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Innovations from 2014 RFID Live Article
Exciting new developments from the RFID Journal Live! show, including NFC's killer app (my prediction), the arrival of the 5-cent tag (really & finally!), passive RFID sensors, visual tags in m... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Insights on Epicor Article
Highlights from the Epicor Insights Conference 2013.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Intelligent Things and Intelligent Environments Article
RFID Alive - Learnings from RFID Live Part Two ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

IoT Takes to the Road--How IoT Is Changing Transportation Article
Highlights from the MIT/ChainLink panel discussion on IoT in Transportation, including applications of IoT in transportation and logistics, data ownership, privacy and liability, the impact of driverl... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

It's 42 Shopping Days till Christmas Article
Merchandising Methods Redefined. What impact will RFID, Smart Dressing Rooms and Smarter Merchandising software portent for Retailer Success?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Item-level Retail RFID: Part 1--The Retail Revolution and Why Now for RFID Article
With omni-channel, mobile, online competition, and other forces at play, retail is in a state of dynamic transformation. Item-level RFID is playing a role in that transformation and major retailers ar... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Item-level Retail RFID: Part 2 - The Power of End-to-End Article
Once items are being tagged at the source, there are many different places and ways within the retail supply chain that RFID can be used to improve performance or provide additional value to the consu... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Item-level Retail RFID: Part 3 - End-to-End Implementation Examples Article
These two real-world examples highlight what is possible when retailers take an end-to-end approach to item-level RFID. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Level the RFID Adoption Playing Field and it will Benefit all Retailers Article
RFID delivers benefits to retailers who can get their stock tagged. But getting this done cost-effectively is easier for some retailers than others. If industry groups can find ways to level the playi... (more information)
by Scot Stelter

Location-Based Services Poised for Rapid Growth - Part 1 Article
For years, pundits have predicted that the market for Location-Based Services is about to take off. So far that has been mostly wishful thinking. But there are many signs that now the time really is r... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Looking Forward to 2015--RFID Continues Steady Growth Article
Item level intelligence requirements spur the growth of RFID across sectors such as industrial, manufacturing, retail, transportation, security, healthcare and consumer applications... ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Many Lights Turning Green
for Investors in RFID
Article
This article explores how RFID has matured in the last several years, and examines the fundamentals that make it a potentially high-growth opportunity. Most investors would be surprised at the change... (more information)
by Scot Stelter

MIT's Auto-ID and Sensor Expo Showcases New Developments Article
There were some exciting new RFID and mobile developments at this year's event.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Motorola Solutions Shows Off Their Retail Mojo in SoHo Article
Motorola Solutions continues to innovate devices and solutions, with purpose-driven designs, that set them apart from generic device manufacturers. Here is a firsthand report on Motorola's latest deve... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Next Generation Best Practices in Managing Suppliers
Part 3: The Inside Job
Report
Changing the Way Your Enterprise Organizes, Learns, and Relates to Suppliers and Partners.

Most sourcing and procurement executives instinctively focus on improving their processes, often usi
... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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NRF Validates RFID's Coming of Age Article
Last month I wrote about how RFID Has Quietly Crossed the Chasm, with products, channels ... (more information)
by Scot Stelter

Passive UHF RFID Market 2015--2018 Report
UHF RFID technology is experiencing relatively steady adoption at high volumes and healthy grow rates for the first time, founded on stable technology, reduced pricing, and a maturing ecosystem. This ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin & Bill McBeath


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Precision and Proportional Forecasting plus Item-Level RFID Will Lead to Sales Uplift Article
As B2B and B2C businesses are facing new challenges, they are turning to supply chain technology to step up their game. However, they shouldn't forget about improving demand planning and achieving ite... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

PTC Continues to Strive for World Domination of the IoT with Axeda Acquisition Article
ThingWorx acquisition and Axeda by PTC. Recent acquisition of Quintiq by Dassault. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Really Smart Clouds at MIT Article
How three intelligent cloud platforms extract value from sensors and RFID.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Reducing Risk in Global Life Sciences Supply Chains Whitepaper
Estimates on the effects of counterfeit trade exceed two hundred billion dollars (US), and inspections across the world cost billions. Yet only a very few shipments are actually inspected. This issue ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Reducing Spoilage in the Fresh Food Supply Chain Article
Intelleflex and The Hartford recently formed an alliance to use RFID and temperature monitoring technologies to tackle the multi-billion dollar spoilage problem in the world's food supply chains. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Research on RFID, Auto-ID, Location-based Services, and Sensor Based Solutions Collection
RFID is one of those technologies that has as many potential uses as can be imagined. It has been used across virtually all industries and myriad applications. We've seen dramatic reductions in cost a... (more information)

Responsive Supply Chains Thru Flexible Warehouses Article
The benefits of more responsive supply chains are understood, but creating agile processes , especially for warehouses, to improve Customer experience can be a challenge. Several new technologies have... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Retail Item-level RFID Tagging: Is the Privacy Threat Real? Article
Recent articles on Walmart's item-level tagging announcement dedicated a lot of print to privacy concerns. Is that the central story?... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Retailer Collaboration: Myth or Reality? Article
The theme of the recent RVCF conference was Collaboration. The move to getting better performance from suppliers and retailers ultimately depends on it. Read on for real results.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Retailers and Their Brands Thrive on Technology Article
From Prada to American Eagle: from the edge of fashion to the middle, the brand, the fashion and the efficiencies come from technology investments.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Retailers Continue Moves Into RFID Article
RFID demonstrates use cases beyond--and within--the store.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID--Why Jeans? Article
Assortment Planning and Replenishment rely on great data. Can RFID be part of the solution?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID - An eLearning Seminar
Part One - Session Recording
Webinar
ChainLink Research, in partnership with CSCMP, has created a program specifically designed to meet the needs of supply chain management professionals. This course will provide new research and fresh i... (more information)


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RFID - An eLearning Seminar
Part Two - Session Recording
Webinar
ChainLink Research, in partnership with CSCMP, has created a program specifically designed to meet the needs of supply chain management professionals. This course will provide new research and fresh i... (more information)


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RFID - Myth versus Reality Article
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 technology, is still far from mainstream.... (more information)
by Carla Reed


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RFID 10 Years In Article
MIT Auto-ID Center event attendees and speakers reflect on launch of RFID and what's in store for the future.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID and EDI - Untapped Opportunity Article
Are we going to create another stovepipe? Or can we all just get along?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID and IoT at NRF 2016 Article
This year's NRF Big Show illustrated how far we've come with RFID in Retail and some exciting developments in IoT.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

RFID Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart Case Study
One of the suppliers making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates is HP. We can all learn some lessons from the experience of these kinds of supplier programs.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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RFID Checklist
RFID Markets and Solutions for 2008
Report
RFID technology, implementation experience, and value realization have evolved quickly in the last few years. With global standards - not just for hardware, but also data - the confidence of the user ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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RFID Companies Find Funders as Market Picks Up Article
New companies and established players get funding. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

RFID for Consumer/Retail Supply Chain Article
The extended Consumer Supply Chain is driven by serving the demands of the ultimate customer. Since consumers have no obligation to present forecasts to their merchants, that means businesses need to ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID for DoD Suppliers
Recording Playback of Module 1A (Segment 1)
Webinar

Understanding DoD RFID Policy and Data Requirements

  • What this session is about: This session is targeted to DoD Suppliers who are i... (more information)


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RFID for DoD Suppliers
Playback of Module 2A (Segment 3)
Webinar

Module Two - Understanding RFID Solutions

Session A: RFID Technology Basics
(segment 3)
... (more information)


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RFID for DoD Suppliers
Playback of Module 2B (Segment 4)
Webinar

Module Two - Understanding RFID Solutions

Session B: The Science Behind RFID (segment 4)... (more information)


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RFID for DoD Suppliers
Module 3A

ChainLink eLearning Recording
Webinar
Module Three - Getting Started

Session A: Understanding the DoD Supply Chain (segment 5)

Have you ever wondered how the DoD manages to move all the necessary supplies to the war... (more information)


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RFID for Manufacturers
How Manufacturers are Improving Processes by Using RFID
Report
While many manufacturers are adopting RFID by force of mandate, even more of them are seeking ways to use the technology to improve their operations. Our survey of 275 manufacturing companies across ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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RFID for Maritime Report

This report contains research into current and planned use of RFID in Maritime. In discussion with shippers, carriers, port operators and technology providers, the report covers these areas:
... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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RFID for the Customer Experience
The Next Wave for the Retailer and Consumer
Report

RFID can, if implemented correctly, have a significant impact on retail performance. This report takes a look at what is being done by some early adopters.

This report covers the type of RFID... (more information)
by Laura Faught


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RFID Hardware
What You Must Know
Webinar
by Ann Grackin, Bill McBeath


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RFID Hardware -
What You Must Know

Understanding and Selecting RFID Devices
Report

This report -- RFID Hardware -- is for two audiences. There is a primer for those who do not have RFID knowledge. Although we use the word primer, we think most people will still learn a bit... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID Has Quietly Crossed the Chasm Article
Despite distractions like The Internet of Things and The Cloud, the RFID industry has quietly crossed the chasm. This article cites some of the signs of maturity and reasons for optimism for 2015.... (more information)
by Scot Stelter

RFID in Clinical Settings
New Dimensions in the Chain of Care
Report
Authorities across the globe recognize the value of sharing patient and remedy data across a network of expert medical practitioners. The concept of "tele-medicine" has been positively received in sev... (more information)
by Carla Frances Reed


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RFID in Clinical Trials
Accelerating the Process
Report
Estimates for the true cost of drug manufacturing, from drug discovery to commercialization, range from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars. Irrespective of the financial considerations, findi... (more information)
by Carla Frances Reed


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RFID in Healthcare - A whole industry of value! Article
The pressure is on from consumers and industry to protect their own interests. These represent sometimes-conflicting goals...... (more information)
by Lucy West


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RFID in Healthcare and
Life Sciences

Part One of a Two-Part Recording
Webinar

A ChainLink eLearning Workshop Playback:
First in a Series of Four

ChainLink Research invites you to "RFID in Healthcare and Life Sciences", the industry's best educational session on R... (more information)
by Instructors: Bill McBeath, Carla Reed


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RFID in Healthcare and
Life Sciences

The second of a Two-Part ChainLink eLearning Workshop Playback
Webinar
ChainLink Research invites you to continue with "RFID in Healthcare and Life Sciences", the industry's best educational session on RFID in the End-to-End Healthcare Chain. In this 90 minute class at y... (more information)
by Instructors: Carla Reed


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RFID in Pharmaceutical Discovery
A ChainLink eLearning Workshop Playback:
Fourth in a Series of Four
Webinar

ChainLink Research invites you to "RFID in Pharmaceutical Discovery", the playback recording of the fourth and last in a series of four educational sessions on the use of RFID in the End-to-End Hea... (more information)
by Instructor: Carla Reed


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RFID in Pharmaceuticals
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Report
The discussion has moved from if to how for many major pharmaceutical manufacturers. The barriers to adoption are down and the benefits are up. So you may have a good reason to look at ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID in Retail
Retail/Consumer Supply Chains & RFID
Report
RFID can help businesses create ways to see and sense - in real-time, all the time - product consumption, as well as evolve their offerings over time, to continue to meet the needs of an ever more sop... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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RFID in the Supply Chain Article
This month we have a contribution by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEX out of the UK. Peter has shared with us some different perspectives on RFID and its evolution and growth in the Supply Chai... (more information)
by Dr. Peter Harrop

RFID is Alive . . . So where's it going Next? Article
What I learned at RFID Live 2012, Part One . . . Or how I learned to make a great cup of coffee!... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 Delivers Diversity of Applications Article
At the recent RFID Live conference, once again we saw an enormous range of new technologies, applications, and use cases. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

RFID Live Article
The RFID Journal Live! Conference demonstrated the health and maturity of the RFID market and its relevancy to so many sectors.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID Live Report: Applications Abound Article
Industry applications were abundant at RFID LIVE, including these in retail, healthcare, aerospace, and IT asset tracking. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

RFID Live Report: Innovations from the Chip Makers Article
The RFID chip makers kept up the pace with new innovations shown at RFID LIVE. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

RFID Live Report: More Applications of RFID Article
Industry applications dominate at RFID LIVE; in manufacturing, returnable transport items, cattle tracking, paper pulp, and more. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

RFID Market Still Shows Promise Article
Highlights of RFID Live: Part Two.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

RFID Market Will Take Time Article
Although there is extraordinary hype, with at least one industry show per week dedicated to RFID, it will take awhile before this turns into serious money for vendors.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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RFID Needs--and Can Get--Consumers on Board Article
RFID Sourcing tagging to monitor your supply chain to monitoring your running progress.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID Renaissance
What Vendors, End Users and Investors Need to Know
Webinar
In this webinar, we explore key questions on the minds of end users, RFID solution vendors, and investors, including 2014-2020 forecast/market size and growth, key use cases, innovations, and more.... (more information)


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RFID Searches for a Home on the Range Article
While the use of RFID to track livestock is fertile ground for humor, the story in this arena plays out all the issues inherent in any large scale Business Process Improvement (BPI) project but colore... (more information)
by Lonnie Childs

RFID Sector Still Attracting Investments and Diverse Projects Article
In spite of disillusionment about the RFID sector over the past couple of years (mostly by those who were swept up in the earlier wave of hype), the RFID Market is still receiving investments, such as... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

RFID Software Solutions are Evolving Rapidly Article
Under the influence of development in the Internet of Things, cloud computing and data analytics, the way RFID value is delivered is evolving rapidly.... (more information)
by Scot Stelter

RFID Solutions
for Department of Defense Suppliers
Report
The Department of Defense recently embarked upon a vision for accelerating transformation of its logistics capabilities over the next five to ten years. The primary objective is ensuring consistent, r... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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RFID will require Opting-In in Order to Gain Real Value Article
The art of getting customers to opt in is the start of the "opting in chain", so to speak. And, at the heart of that art, is to ensure that the customer perceives and gets value as well as an improve... (more information)
by Laura Faught

RFID...for Customers? Article
Recently I spoke at the National Retail Federation in the center of retail: New York City! The big buzz this year, no surprise, was about RFID.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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RFID: A Technology Without A Home? Article
We wanted to ask successful RFID implementers to comment on RFID. Here is a perspective from Toby Rush, CEO of Rush Tracking Systems, who shares his insights on the full view of what RFID is and how ... (more information)
by Toby Rush


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RFID: Are We Really Out of the Engineering Stage? Article
Are we premature in touting Main Street for RFID?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID: Finding ROI in X-treme Supply Chain Management Article
The recent RFID Journal Live conference had an interesting new attendee profile: members of the legal community, anxious to learn what was new and valuable in the world of RFID and other auto-identifi... (more information)
by Carla Reed

Risk Management Technology for the Supply Chain
Mini Report
Report
Cyber Security, Compliance, Privacy, Supply Chain, Import Security, Anti-Counterfeiting, Critical Infrastructures and scary threats like fraud and piracy, ID theft, fraudulent checks, skimmers, phishi... (more information)
by By Grackin, West, and the ChainLink Team


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Road to Value for RFID in Retail: Part One--Selecting the Right Initial Use Case Article
In this first in a series, we discuss the many potential use cases for retailers implementing RFID, criteria to select the best place to start, and which initial use case is the one overwhelmingly bei... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Road to Value for RFID in Retail: Part Two--RFID Reader Hardware Infrastructure Article
Retailers have many choices when it comes to RFID reader infrastructure, from handhelds, fixed, POS, overhead, and more. Here we help sort through the choices, to figure out which one might be best fo... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

SAP's Transformation: A Work-in-Progress - Part Two Article
We don't always think of SAP as an innovator. But they are doing a lot. Complex Event Processing based on real-time sensor data, social media to find the right skilled people, embedded analytics, and ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Securing the Life Line
Mass Serialization Strategies for the Pharma Industries
Report
Six million counterfeit cosmetics/personal care products and 1.2 million foodstuffs and beverage products were seized at the European Union (EU) border in 2007. In addition, counterfeit medicines had ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Sensor Networks and Real-time Locating Systems Article
The MIT RFID and Sensor SIG had something for every generation of futurists, from "social tribing" to manufacturing locating systems.... (more information)
by By Tom Coyle

Single Version of the Truth
The Journey to a Unified Supply Chain
Report
The accurate and timely sharing of strategy, planning, and execution information across the end-to-end supply chain has become critical. The elimination of trade barriers, and the move to massive outs... (more information)
by Carla Reed, Bill McBeath, Ann Grackin


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State of the Passive UHF RFID Market Article
In recent years, passive UHF RFID has experienced high volumes and strong growth for the first time. Here we present a summary of our UHF market report, as well as discussion on possible impacts for H... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Summer Technology Article
Like a summer reading list, this is a summer technology list. Spend some time contemplating and learning about the future...... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Supply Chain's Christmas Checklist Report
This document is designed to provide an across-supply-chain 'checklist' of practices and actionable suggestions to tune your supply chain for better performance, to deal with volatile and seasonal cha... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Tagnreaderville Article
A delightful story about how the use of RFID technology and supporting business processes can ultimately transform the way we live, work, and play. Follow Suzy Shopper and Peter Procurer as they and t... (more information)
by Laura Faught

Tagsys Delights Qantas Frequent Flyers Article
Finally, an airline got smart with Customer Experience by using RFID for easy check-in and bag tracking, boarding passes and more . . .... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Technical Report: On the Future of RFID Tags and Protocols Whitepaper
We present a roadmap for the future of RFID protocols. We cover two dimensions: added functionality and new versions. We show that functionality can be added to RFID tags without compromising modulari... (more information)
by Sanjay Sarma, Daniel Engels


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Technology Integration Can Transform the Hospital and Patient Care Experience Article
Better care, patient safety at lower cost. Sounds like a goal we have been hearing for decades. Yet so far the US healthcare industry has been going in the opposite direction. Greater cost, more paper... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Auto-ID Calculator Whitepaper
This white paper is no longer available. For more articles on RFID, see below:... (more information)
by Sanjay Sarma, Daniel Engels

The Blank Canvas of RFID Part 1: RFID in Product Designs Article
RFID's potential use cases are limited only by the imagination. We explore some of the possibilities, starting with how RFID is being embedded and used in various product designs.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Coming Wave of Pharma
Supply Chain Regulations:
Insights from TraceLink NEXUS '15
Article
New regulations across the globe are coming into effect, requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, dispensers, and others up and down the chain to build serialization, verification, and tr... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Data Detectives
Solving Inter-Enterprise Integration Issues
Article
Bad data is usually the biggest challenge to integrating systems. It can bring not only sytems but also the whole enterprise to its knees. That is why leading per-formers like Wal-Mart and Dell are ob... (more information)
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The Data Explosion Article
RFID and wireless usage will drive up data transactions by ten fold over the next few years. It is likely that a significant re-addressing of the infrastructure will be required-in the enterprise and ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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The Evolution of Retail Store RFID Reader Strategies Article
Retailers that have rolled out RFID have traditionally used handheld readers. However, some are starting to use exit-monitoring or even whole-store illumination approaches. Smart shelves have yet to t... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Future of RFID Article
The future of RFID may be radically different than it is today.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Integrated Store Article
We are moving from the era of silos to integration of functions and systems within the retail store. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

The Intelligent Integrated Store: MIT Panel Discussion Article
lululemon, DSW, b8ta, and Zebra technologies presented on a panel at MIT about the intelligent integrated storetheir visions and current progress towards integrating the various functions, sensors, a... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Internet of Things at the Knee of the Curve Article
The Internet of Things is often misunderstood and overhyped. However, a lot of enablers are falling into place now, and are accelerating its growth and adoption.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Interview:
Getting Real with Paul Fox
Interview
With continued Supply Chain outsourcing to low cost producers, piracy and counterfeiting loom large. So I went to meet with Paul Fox, who is the Chairman of the Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Pi... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Middle Kingdom - From Wired to Wireless Article
RFID middleware has a critical role to play in cleaving together and clarifying the signals and intelligence, bi-directionally from the device layer to the business applications, or out to the communi... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Next Wave of Technology Innovation Whitepaper
Some went looking for it. Others stumbled upon it by chance. But Indian brains are driving the RFID revolution.... (more information)
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The Price is Right Article
New methods for accurate and dynamic pricing?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Store of the Future: Summary of NRF 2004 Article
We just got back from the National Retail Federation show in NYC-home of big retailing. The big hit of the show was the Metro Group's Store of the Future. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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The Value of Dynamic Visual Tags Article
Recent developments in technology have enabled the integration of e-paper with RFID tags to create dynamic visual tags. This is a powerful combination, especially for cyclic processes.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Year of Item-level RFID Article
GS1 and VICS' announcement of an item-level RFID initiative might appear to be the formation of "just another technical working group." But it is actually one more indicator that we are finally at the... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Tyco Cuts the Ribbon Article
Tyco opens its Retail Performance Briefing Center in Boca Raton. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Understanding Real-World ROI for RFID in Retail
Characteristics of Good Candidates for RFID
Report
RFID-enabled retail technology is rapidly gaining momentum in the retail market. There are now many proof points that retailers can realize significant improvements in inventory accuracy for selected ... (more information)
by Scot Stelter

Understanding the RFID Renaissance Article
We wanted to find out exactly what is driving the recent growth in RFID in retail. ChainLink surveyed over 120 retailers to find out which use cases are being implemented and which are actually delive... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

University Business Collaboration - The Future of Technology? Article
Smart phones, clean energy, energy independence, disruptive technologies, emerging markets, and the economic restructuring of the world - who will be the players in all that? ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

What is Driving RFID Adoption in Retail? Article
What is driving the surge of RFID adoption in retail, especially in the apparel sector? And what is next? You can help find out.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

What Is This Thing Called the 'Internet of Things?' Article
Just who can solve its mystery...? Though many people may be getting tired of hearing the phrase 'Internet of Things,' it doesn't mean that they really understand the phenomena. Here we shed ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

What Retail RFID Mandates Mean for Suppliers Article
Articles about the recent major item-level RFID tagging initiatives in retail (Macy's, JCP, M&S, et al) have focused on what it means for the retailer. Here we examine some impacts for suppliers.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

What Will It Take? Article
Passive RFID sales are being dominated by apparel. 2014 will see more apparel items tagged. But for a sustaining market, RFID will have to make the case in other categories and other industries. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Who Will Provide the 'Location' In Location-Based Services? Article
Google's VP of Search Product has shifted roles to take charge of their location services. This is just one more sign of the growing battle over services for locating people and things, with wireless ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Winning the Freshness Wars: Creating Shopper Loyalty and Profitability in Retail Grocery Article
How end-to-end temperature monitoring improves produce quality, reduces waste, and increases customer satisfaction and profitability.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Zara/Inditex Going Big With RFID Article
The announcement that Inditex will roll out Tyco's RFID solution across all of their Zara stores and eventually across all of Inditex's other chains is a major validation of Tyco's RFID strategy and d... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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