Category Archives: RFID

IBM Helps Danone to Accelerate and Secure Order Processing and B2B Interactions Through a Smarter Commerce Partner Network

IBM today (NYSE: IBM), announced that Danone, a leading global dairy producer, is working with IBM to provide a secure trading network for that helps expedite and automate business transactions with its customers, business partners and suppliers. IBM is replacing … Continue reading

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ePedigree & Serialization: A new Standard in Accountability

Between new global serialization mandates, patent cliffs and major company consolidation the pharmaceutical manufacturing space is in the midst of a major transition. Some would say this was bound to happen, as our ‘global (supply chain) village’ continues to become … Continue reading

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Is Item-Level Tagging the New Normal for Retail?

According to Aberdeen Research, retailers are currently expected to purchase a total of 300 million RFID labels this year. This can be attributed to a market shift from more compliance-base tracking to item-level tagging, as well as more affordable tag … Continue reading

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Results of Item-Level RFID Research to Be Presented at CSCMP-Sponsored Forum

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has partnered with the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) association, the University of Arkansas (UARK), and GS1 to host RFID Forum 2010, October 12-13, 2010, at the University of Arkansas. The event … Continue reading

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Zebra Technologies Video Highlights Food Traceability

A 2009 report from Health and Human Services found that 59 percent of the North American food facilities surveyed did not meet the FDA’s requirements to maintain records about their sources, recipients and transporters. On the heels of the largest … Continue reading

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IDGA Announces Military Logistics Summit 2010

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announces its eighth annual Military Logistics Summit scheduled for September 13-16, 2010 in Vienna, VA. IDGA’s Military Logistics Summit 2010 will present updated DoD mission priorities and cutting edge information to support … Continue reading

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Xerox Scientists Develop “Silver Bullet” Needed to Replace Silicon Circuits with Low-Cost, Durable Plastic

From Xerox.com: “With the development of a new silver ink, Xerox scientists have paved the way for commercialization and low-cost manufacturing of printable electronics. Printable electronics offers manufacturers a very low-cost way to add “intelligence” or computing power to a … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Supply Chain – ISM Publishes SCN

From ISM: “The buzz is everywhere, in newspapers, television and across the Internet. Social media — whether it be Twitter, LinkedIn, Yammer or another networking service — is all the rage. And although there are now only a few who … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Defense Places First Orders for DASH7 Wireless Sensor Products

The DASH7 Alliance, a coalition of organizations promoting a standard for wireless sensor networks, today announced that the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has placed its first order for DASH7 active RFID tracking technologies. The order comes under the … Continue reading

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Need for Third Party Logistics is Growing

Day by day it becomes more and more apparent that third party logistics is emerging as the most logical alternative for firms desiring the most cost and service effective supply chain possible. As the current recession is now on the … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Network Top Ten Search Terms – Q4 2008

In July 2008, a customized Google Search function was established for the Supply Chain Network site and now after six months, we’re pleased to highlight the Top Ten Supply Chain Network Search Terms! Click on each of the terms listed … Continue reading

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Axway Solidifies Position in Serialization Market

Making it even easier for organizations to pinpoint the location of products at any given time, Axway today (Dec. 9th) issued the latest release of Axway Track and Trace, powered by Synchronyâ„¢. Axway Track and Trace enables the secure retrieval, … Continue reading

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IPICO Extends Partnership with CHEP Australia

From Ipico.com: “IPICO Inc. (TSX-V:RFD) today (Dec 1st) announced that it has received an order from CHEP Australia for 480,000 tags and reader infrastructure for IPICO’s passive Dual Frequency RFID technology to be integrated in CHEP’s new, managed, foldable, returnable … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart to require RFID tagging from Chinese suppliers

From RFID News: “Retail behemoth Wal-Mart will require its Chinese suppliers to use RFID tagging to label shipments as of January 2009. Stricter requirements began to be introduced in October of this year, but by next year, the standards will … Continue reading

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RFID unlocks supply chain potential

From Innovations Report: “Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) promises to revolutionise stock management, but few applications exist so far. Now, European researchers are perfecting a platform to unlock the potential of RFID. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) promises to revolutionise retailing through … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! Green Supply Chain Network

Those of you who’ve been reading Supply Chain Network for awhile will be aware of my personal interest and ongoing coverage of green initiatives and alternatives as they relate to logistics and supply chain management. To me these projects have … Continue reading

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Kevin Ashton on RFID’s Greener Side

From RFID Journal: ” There was a minor and unmarked passing in the world of RFID last year. The blogger known only as “Green RFID Guy” announced that he had “essentially abandoned” his site about the environmental benefits of radio … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Wants Item-Level RFID Tagging by 2010

From RFID Update: “Sam’s Club has told its suppliers to apply RFID tags to individual products by October 31, 2010. That is one of several new RFID requirements that Sam’s Club communicated to suppliers in a letter dated January 7, … Continue reading

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