TrainOSE, Greece's rail service provider, is employing a radio frequency identification-based solution to track freight cars. While the company is still reviewing the results since the system was taken live last year, it has already determined that the technology is reducing rental costs for cars that should be returned to third-party owners.
The Indian airline's new system, installed this summer at Hyderabad Airport, enables passengers to automatically receive a boarding pass as soon as they arrive at the airport, or to tap their phone against an RFID-tagged sign to access that pass.
A European McDonald's restaurant operator is one of several companies piloting an RFID-based solution designed to provide real-time temperature and location data regarding such items as fresh food, pharmaceuticals and other temperature-sensitive products, from the point of harvesting or manufacture to the consumer.
Since opening last month, the new Stanford Children's Health Specialty Services - Sunnyvale clinic has received the best patient satisfaction survey results of any of Stanford Children's Health 60-some facilities. The health-care company attributes the high patient satisfaction levels, in large part, to a real-time location system that enables the staff to find patients, personnel and assets efficiently, says Lee Kwiatkowski, Stanford Children's Health's director of ambulatory transformation.
Endries International, a distributor of fasteners and related production supplies, is offering its customers an RFID-driven service that automatically replenishes parts inventory. The service is designed to help its customers prevent out-of-stocks, speed up replenishment times and reduce the amount of inventory they need to keep on hand.
Trailiner, a U.S refrigerated goods carrier, recently announced that it is employing radio frequency identification to prevent loading and transportation errors, while saving the cost of manning its yard gate 24 hours a day.
Air Canada Cargo is in the process of deploying an ultrahigh-frequency RFID solution to manage shipments as they move through its five hubs, or when they enter or leave one of the larger cargo-transfer stations it operates around the world.
European sporting goods and sportswear retailer Sport Zone is expanding its use of RFID technology to eight stores, following a two-store pilot that raised inventory accuracy to 99 percent, thereby boosting sales.