| USA - RFID
Pilot Program launched by EXE Technologies
EXE Technologies Inc implemented a project to
test the practical applications of RFID Technology.
The Supply Chain Network project is conducted
by the Supply Chain Development Association, a
non profit organisation created to address the
integration of new supply chain technologies and
processes. This project was conceptualised by
Jeff Ashcroft of Strategic Partners during the
fall of 2000, with the initial proposal first
presented in February 2001.
The new software technology’s goal is to
allow receipts from trusted vendors to be inducted
into the distribution facility without application
of bar coded labels or the usual labor involved
with the check-in process. Use of portal readers
and handheld RFID readers will be leveraged to
identify the shipments and subsequently schedule
the appropriate movements of the inventory.
The Supply Chain Development Association joined
the Auto Id Centre ePC Alliance to stay abreast
of technologies advances in research in RFID technology.
In addition to RFID tags and labels, the project
will test the use of vehicle location devices
and electronic catalogues. Planning has been underway
since last year and the pilot program is expected
to go live early this summer.
Potential benefits of the technology used in
support of the Supply Chain Network Project include
transport Security through vehicle location and
tracking, on boards communications, contents scanning
through RFID, capital reductions, better inventory
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