Operational Excellence & Lean Six Sigma assimilate RFID into their supply chains look ahead three to five years and see how they are suited to developing their internal supply chain landscape. What do you mean by developing the internal supply chain landscape? For one thing, it makes sense for companies to have active ingredient products manufactured overseas, such as in India and China. That doesnt happen overnight, and its also a big supply chain issue. If I gain cost savings with the same quality and purity in a foreign country, how do I bring that back to the largest pharmaceutical market, the U.S.? Progressive companies are investing in RFID for solutions. RFID by itself really doesnt have a good ROI. But RFID in terms of avoiding or handling counterfeiting and product recall can have a huge impact on ROI has a big impact. What industry trends are you seeing with RFID these days? Market leaders are using two strategies. Some want to try to understand a little about RFID, so they buy a point solution just to try to understand how the technology works. Then when theyre up to speed, they integrate this technology into their business process. Once this scenario moves into manufacturing, when suppliers are starting to ship materials with RFID tags, theres the whole issue of how to modify the business process to use this informationthe information that will go into a pedigree document for a product that is shipped, for example, to Florida. What solutions are you providing for RFID? From a supply chain perspective, were helping companies justify the ROIfor example, by reducing the cost of product recalls. Ill tell you a story: We recently entertained two foreign companies that have recently merged. Parts of each of their IT landscapes are on SAP. The whole issue
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RFID software is used to process data sent to and received from radio frequency identification (RFID) devices such as RFID readers, writers, and printers.
RFID Chips, or radio frequency identification chips use radio signals to transmit data over short distances. They are typically used for security, tracking and identification applications. RFID Chips can be paired with other circuitry to create a RFID tag or reader.
RFID transceivers are combination receiver/transmitter devices that RFID readers and RFID tags use to communicate with each other.
Mailing and Shipping Software
Mailing and shipping software is used to manage, schedule and track the mailing and shipment of letters, packages, equipment, and materials.
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By Laura Osburnsen Director, Enterprise Security, Unisys Global Commercial Industries Counterfeiting continues to be a problem of crisis proportions for the healthcare and life sciences (HLS)...
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