Motorola has entered into a strategic alliance with Y3 Technologies to develop best practices in radio frequency identification (RFID) for logistics and supply chain-management functions. The deal combines Motorola's expertise in developing RFID technologies and products with Y3's experience in designing and implementing advanced supply-chain systems. In the process, Y3 becomes a Motorola Premier Business Partner, enabling the joint development of tailored products for customers throughout Asia. The relationship between Motorola and Y3 began in 2004. It has since evolved from a vendor-client relationship to one in which Y3 acts as one of Motorola's key collaborators and feedback channels. Y3 implemented the first production-level RFID warehouse-management project for YCH Group, an Asia-based supply-chain services provider. Last month, YCH announced plans to build the first RFID-enabled warehouse in the Lingang Logistics Park in Shanghai, China, using Y3 Technologies to deploy the system with Motorola RFID readers and Wi-Fi infrastructure.
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