Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
RFID: IBM offering services now
Posted on 17-Sep-2003 21:40 | Filed under: News

IBM announced a new service to help retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies on using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for advanced product tracking and inventory control.

IBM made the announcement at the Electronic Product Code Symposium, where the company conducted live demonstrations of pallets and computer read-outs that show how goods move through the RFID system, and how payments and inventory are expedited.

IBM’s offering, which comprises consulting and implementation services as well as specialised software, gives companies a phased approach to RFID. It is based on Websphere Business Integrator running on WebSphere Application Server, DB2 Information Integrator, Tivoli Access Manager, and WebSphere Portal Server.

It is estimated that the retail industry, alone, could reduce inventory levels by 25 percent, saving billions of dollars annually by tagging products and using computers to automatically trace them from the warehouse through shipping and to store shelves. In June, executives at Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, called for their top 100 suppliers to implement an RFID system at the case and pallet level by 2005. More recently this was extended to all their suppliers by 2006.


More information: http://www-1.ibm.com/industries/wireless/doc/...
Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Single use plastic bags to be banned.
Created by Lastman, last reply by kryptonjohn on 16-Aug-2018 13:37 (225 replies)
Pages... 13 14 15


Importing Powerbanks - any restrictions? advice?
Created by dias87, last reply by nzkiwiman on 16-Aug-2018 17:17 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Password manager for iPhone with cloud back up
Created by dafman, last reply by BarTender on 14-Aug-2018 21:08 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Home security camera seeing neighbour's property
Created by robfish, last reply by Bung on 15-Aug-2018 14:56 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Sharp microwave - 'burn' marks on door and chassis
Created by geekIT, last reply by Coil on 14-Aug-2018 18:18 (14 replies)

Running network cable for old house in Wellington
Created by kiwijunglist, last reply by richms on 16-Aug-2018 20:17 (13 replies)

Spark Secures 3 Year EPL
Created by tdgeek, last reply by stinger on 14-Aug-2018 13:03 (13 replies)

Another "Who's at fault" game...
Created by Jeeves, last reply by tehgerbil on 16-Aug-2018 11:25 (12 replies)