Much of the hype surrounding radio frequency identification (RFID) highlights retail environments and store inventory management. Here's how the technology is driving forward warehouse operations, too.
View Technologies has made commercially available the Echo 300 and Echo 302 smart antennas for capturing real-time data for items incorporating RAIN RFID (Passive UHF) tags in retail, manufacturing and logistics.
Checkpoint Systems Inc., a provider of merchandise-availability applications for the retail industry, has developed a Micro RFID (radio frequency identification) label for health, beauty and cosmetics products.
BJC HealthCare joins with Cardinal Health and Cook Medical in a three-way pilot to apply RFID tags to items at the supplier stage. Will their success goad a technologically backward industry to follow suit, and eliminate billions of dollars of waste from the supply chain?