RFID Journal covers the manufacture and use of RFID smart label technologies.
- Traceability in Retail: Reducing RFID Media Costs for Best Value
Published March 2016
Traditional RFID label media are printed on inlays spaced at regular intervals defined years ago to help ensure accurate data encoding. On-pitch printing and encoding technology is now available that supports very close inlay spacing, which can reduce the cost of media by as much as 10 percent. This white paper, from Zebra Technologies, outlines the benefits that item-level tagging brings to the retail industry, and reveals how on-pitch printing and encoding solutions can boost the value of RFID beyond the supply chain. (7 pages)
- Adopting Next-Generation Labeling Technology Enhances Enterprise Agility and Reduces Costs
Published May 2015
Labeling is frequently a background process that doesn't receive attention unless it causes a problem. As a result, bar-code and RFID labeling practices and software have become dated at many enterprises failing to keep pace with changing business needs. Companies continually look deeper into their operations and farther across their supply chains for opportunities to become more efficient. Often, they need to look no farther than their labeling processes for opportunities to improve responsiveness and reduce costs. This white paper, from NiceLabel, identifies the hidden costs, inefficiencies and risks resulting from legacy operations, and explains why a modern label-management platform is well-suited to current enterprise needs. (10 pages)