The Golf Conundrum: Why Are You Not Using RFID?

Wouldn’t this be cool? You’re standing at the golf tee, hit what looks like it’s a beauty of a shot, and then suddenly it shanks right into some mini forest that the groundskeeper decided needed to be on the side of the fairway because this par four wasn’t quite hard enough. Normally the ball would …

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Use RFID to Lock Down Your Assets

Why is asset tracking so expensive? Asset tracking is not cheap. When tracking your physical assets, how long does it take to account for your physical inventory, input this data into your systems, and reconcile the differences? If you calculate the cost of this labor, which is usually done by higher-paid finance professionals, it can …

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Emergency Supplies Tracking: Up, Close and Personal

I must say that as I write this article on emergency supplies tracking, I do so with a different perspective than I would have just a couple of weeks ago, since I recently had the misfortune of heading to my local emergency room for a 5-night stay at the hospital. Ironically, the hospital was deploying a new electronic health record …

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2011 FDA Law Changes “Track and Trace” Practices

From E. Coli outbreaks to healthy eating initiatives, I’ve noticed that the food industry has been in the news quite a bit over the past couple years.  In fact, the Food Safety Modernization Act was just signed into law this past January to ensure the safety of the US food supply chain by shifting the focus of the FDA from …

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What Does “Traceability Solutions” Mean To You?

In my line of work, I hear the term “traceability solutions” on a regular basis, but just out of curiosity, I decided to look up an actual definition.  In general terms, traceability refers to the ability of chronologically verifying every step of an item (by history, location or application)through documented identification within a process chain.  However, I was interested to …

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Plumbing/HVAC Tracking Solution to Maximize Company Profits

While talking with professionals in the Plumbing/HVAC industry, I can’t believe how common it is for companies who are using a bar coding system or a smart phone application to think they are taking full advantage of tracking solution technology. While that may have been true a few years ago, the field has grown rapidly and currently offers a large menu off new …

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Assess True Labor Costs with Tracking Solution

I have found that without true labor costs, we have no visibility into the real cost of our products or services. Where are our front line employees spending their time?  Using a tracking solution to identify labor costs can ensure that your billing is as accurate and profitable as possible. It seems to me that there are …

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