Materials handling & storage and supply chain > Supply chain & traceability (RFID/barcodes)

Quality assurance incentives can reduce recall risks in supply chain for manufacturers

11 January, 2010

Global supply chains bring with them huge difficulties of assuring quality and ensuring supplier responsibility for their products. A different solution to this problem, suggested by Professor Luciana Echazu, revolves around the supplier's contract.


UPM Raflatac Freezer-proof RFID tags

07 January, 2010 by

UPM Raflatac Freezer-proof RFID tags have been designed to operate reliably within freezer environments down to -40°C. Now RFID tags can effectively automate the collection of data for the receival and storage of goods and inventory for frozen goods.


Cordina Chickens fly to GS1net

29 October, 2009 by

Cordina Chicken Farms has been declared GS1net-ready, able to validate, electronically exchange and synchronise product data with its trading partners through GS1net, using Bizcaps Enterprise software and Bizcaps Bureau Service.


Vehicle-mounted RFID reader

21 October, 2009 by

The Motorola RD500 vehicle-mounted RFID reader can be installed on a forklift backrest or mobile cart. It automatically reads and records any Gen2 RFID tag within range.


Darrell Lea sweetens its GS1net experience

28 August, 2009 by

Darrell Lea has chosen Bizcaps Eziform to help it publish its product data to GS1net to enable it to exchange and synchronise product data with its major trading partners.


3G wireless WAN mobile computers

06 July, 2009 by

Intermec has introduced the CN50 and CN4 — advanced, rugged 3G Wireless WAN (WWAN) mobile computers for field mobility applications. The CN50 includes 3.75G WWAN HSUPA radio technology in a small, lightweight, ruggedised form factor.


Management software

03 July, 2009 by

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced the latest version of its Proficy Change Management, version 5.9, featuring web-based client enhancements that provide users with ‘thin’ client capability for version control, audit trails and secure access for popular automation products.


UHF RFID tags

03 July, 2009 by

UPM Raflatac optimised Dog Bone, Short Dipole and Frog RFID tags claim improved performance. The updated UHF EPC, Class 1 Gen2 products have been enhanced with Impinj’s Monza3 ICs. All three products offer 96-bit EPC memory, high read sensitivity and reliability across long read ranges, making them appropriate for a wide range of applications. Moreover, they function near challenging materials such as metals, liquids and on closely packed products.


Cost-to-service analysis

03 July, 2009 by

CoreProcess has developed software which pinpoints all ‘downstream’ expenses, effectively measuring key indicators and identifying opportunities for manufacturers to streamline their distribution supply chain and reduce costs.


Nestlé Nespresso implements warehouse management solution

24 June, 2009

Nestlé Nespresso, leader in the portioned coffee market, has successfully implemented Manhattan's Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) for Open Systems at its distribution centre (DC) at Alfortville in France.


Safe, efficient routes for dangerous goods in Europe

17 June, 2009

Choosing the best and most cost-efficient route for transporting goods is even more problematic when the goods are dangerous. A new system has been developed in Europe which could make these calculations easier.


International Food Chain Integrity and Traceability Project

04 December, 2008

The International Food Chain Integrity and Traceability Project is project designed to achieve end-to-end supply chain system assurance.


Rail, road or waterway?

15 September, 2008

A software package developed by researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics calculates different variants and transport configurations to find the optimum solution that fits the specified criterion: costs, time or, in a future version, least environmental burden. It even factors in the time and costs for transhipment.


Resource management and supply chain visibility

01 August, 2008

Syscan International has developed a solution for the cold chain industry: iCE — a wireless RFID device that allows reliable data acquisition based on IEEE 802.15.4.


Talking bar code scanner

01 July, 2008

Life just got a whole lot easier for Australia’s vision impaired with the release of a portable talking bar code scanner.


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