Six steps to a smooth RFID rollout

Many benefits delivered by radio frequency identification (RFID) systems to large enterprises are also available to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). However because of their different structure, SMBs need to carefully determine whether

Published on: December 6th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

RFID helps small suppliers take on the big guys

Small Canadian companies can use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as an effective marketing tool to compete with bigger businesses on their own turf, according to a top executive of a global merchandising

Published on: November 29th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Animal analytics gets a dose of RFID

Canadian farmers can reap some benefit from mandatory cattle identification by integrating those same animal identifiers with their own farming operations. For reasons of food safety, farmers are obliged to tag animals so

Published on: November 12th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Slap ‘n’ ship

A Canadian pilot of radio-frequency identification technology at Loblaws saw improved inventory management and use of promotions, according to a white paper about the project released last week.The Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors

Published on: June 19th, 2007 Shane Schick

A great match: Bridal registries and RFID

Canada's largest wedding registry service has wedded Wi-Fi and RFID technology so in-store shoppers can update their online wish lists in near-real time.William Ashley's “Wish Pad” is a clipboard that holds a customized

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Dave Webb

RFID middleman

The issue with RFID is no longer just a matter of trying to get it to work. Deploying an RFID solution goes beyond the realm of the IT shop and into the operations

Published on: April 1st, 2007 Sarah Lysecki

Loblaws tries to find supply chain flow

ORLANDO – Loblaw’s is hoping its decision to double the size of its data warehouse will help the grocer to evolve from forecasting demand to “flowcasting” – managing the way products move throughout

Published on: September 20th, 2006 Shane Schick

Fear of spy chips overstated: expert

They envision a world in which everything we own from the clothes we wear to the bag of chips we wolf down in front of the TV to the phones we always carry

Published on: September 12th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Companies find a business case for RFID

It's no longer necessary for retailers such as Wal-Mart to force radio frequency identification technology on their partners - suppliers and other companies are finally beginning to see and reap the benefitsWhen Wal-Mart

Published on: September 12th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Clothing distributor fits shipments for Wal-Mart with radiofrequency tags

Alpha Distribution of Pottsville, Penn. ships goods for a sister company, Alpha Mills, that makes clothing. Wal-Mart is a major customer. Alpha was identified as one of the “next 200” companies required to

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Grant Buckler

RFID comes in handy in supply chains

Mention RFID, and most people think of Wal-Mart, “spy chips,” or both. They're missing a lot of the story.RFID is radio frequency identification. It’s not new — it was first used during the

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Ontario’s privacy commissioner weighs in on RFID issues

Ann Cavoukian's five-page report calls for businesses that are considering the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to take several factors into account. Among them are: An individual should be appointed to

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Neil Sutton

Creating a culture of constant innovation

How can we add constant innovation and creativity to our thought processes and job descriptions? The South African author William Plomer put it this way: “It is the function of creative man to

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Peter de Jager

Federal Privacy Commissioner to tackle RFID

Canada's chief privacy czar wants to put more funding into hiring technological experts to conduct research on new and emerging technologies such as radio frequency identification devices and ubiquitous computing.The Office of the

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki