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Grocery industry operations are facing a real ... - RFID Arena

Grocery industry operations are facing a real paradigm shift

11 April 2013

Hanna Långström

Item-level RFID is finally on the way into the grocery sector. High shrinkage rates, manual labor errors and poor product availability are all in the past. From now on, there is nothing but smooth sailing.

It takes a few big leaders to show the way, a few costs to drop and a bit of prepping of customers,...

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Related topics : grocery store rfid tags / retail theft prevention systems rfid tags / rfid tag reader system / rfid travel items / rfid stolen items

Benefits of implementing RFID in Supply Chain ... - RFID Arena

Benefits of implementing RFID in Supply Chain Management

14 November 2013

Supply chain management is generally seen as complex and knowledge intensive process. In this article Roksana Parvin, a supply chain management professional, elaborates on the benefits of implementing RFID in supply chain management.

Benefits of implementing RFID in Supply Chain Management

The term Supply chain covers all...

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Related topics : rfid technology supply chain management / improvement of supply chain performances using rfid technology / rfid supply chain benefits / rfid supply chain management / use of rfid in supply chain management

AVOIDING DEAD SPOTS AND OPTIMIZING NEAR-FIELD UHF RFID ...

AVOIDING DEAD SPOTS AND OPTIMIZING NEAR-FIELD UHF RFID READING

16 July 2013

The size of the tags is not the only difference between far-field and near-field RFID technology. This article aims to look closer at how parameters and antennas can be modified to optimize the reading performance of near-field tags.

Author: Toni Heijari

You can roughly divide UHF RFID into two categories based on the...

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Related topics : near field uhf rfid antenna / near field uhf rfid tag / uhf near field rfid reader antenna / near field uhf rfid / new design antenna for rfid uhf tags

RFID gates – The technology behind them - RFID Arena

An RFID gate is a physical gate with a fixed RFID reader and antenna(s) attached to it. The system registers everything that moves through the gate as long as it is equipped with an UHF RFID tag. RFID gates use the same technology as RFID mobile computers, except for that everything works automatically and no manual labor is required. The automated operations make RFID gates a faster and more...

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6 most common FAQs of Barcode vs RFID - RFID Arena

6 most common FAQs of Barcode vs RFID

02 December 2013

Jessica S il

Last week I gave Business students at Turku University a guest lecture on the use of barcode and RFID technologies in Retail Operations. The students asked what people unfamiliar with RFID technology often ask - hence I thought the topic is worth a blog.

Although a commonly asked question, I will not discuss price or costs. This...

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Related topics : rfid vs barcode technology / rfid vs barcode reader / difference between rfid and barcode technology / rfid tags used in retail / rfid barcode tags

RFID heading into the clouds – the stores of the future ...

What could the stores of the future look like? In this blog post I want to share a vision with you about where RFID development is heading and how this will transform the stores of the future.

Everyone enjoys imagining what the future will hold. As a pioneer in the field of RFID this is especially important to me. The excitement about RFID technology is formed by its endless possibilities and...

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Related topics : rfid technology will / rfid technology retail stores / rfid future store / technology solutions rfid reader / rfid retail stores

The magic 5 cents per tag - RFID Arena

The magic 5 cents per tag

05 April 2012

Jessica S il

For a long time, the barrier for item-level RFID has been the tag cost. Since 2001 or so, the industry has discussed, waited, wanted, hoped and believed that the changing point is when the cost hits $0,05.

Interestingly, now that we have practically come close to that mark, the discussion has shifted towards "the tag should cost $0,01 instead"....

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Related topics : rfid paper tags cost / how much does an rfid tag cost today / rfid tagging system cost / how much rfid tags cost / cost of rfid tags