Intermec Partners with Industry Leaders to Develop RFID Center of Excellence.Business Editors, Hi-Tech Writers
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2002
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-- Intermec joins McHugh, CHEP, Marconi, Georgia-Pacific, Unilever -- Center to research ways to increase supply chain velocity and improve customer service
Intermec Technologies Corp. today announced a collaboration with leading technology and consumer goods consumer goods
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CHEP Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pooling (CHEP Inc.) , Marconi InfoChain and Unilever, to explore the future use of RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) A data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag, also known as an "electronic label," "transponder" or "code plate," is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna. technology in consumer goods supply chains.
An integral part of this collaborative effort will be the establishment of a Center of Excellence at McHugh's company headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin Waukesha [ˈwɑkəˌʃɑ] is a city in and the county seat of Waukesha CountyGR6, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2000 census, Waukesha had a total population of 64,826. , which will examine and analyze the results of pilot projects already underway that are designed to test potential applications and benefits of RFID.
The RFID Center of Excellence will provide a forum for the founding members to examine the future benefits of implementing RFID solutions into supply chains. Through research conducted at the center, Intermec and other participants will be able to determine where RFID can be of greatest benefit to the supply chain process. The new technology potentially allows consumer goods manufacturers to eliminate billions of dollars in supply chain inefficiencies. Retailers alone could profit from streamlined supply chain operations through reduced inventory time.
Intermec, an RFID pioneer, was selected as a founding member of the Center of Excellence as a result of its track record in working with companies such as McHugh, Marconi InfoChain and CHEP. Marconi is a premier Intermec partner. Together the companies integrate Intellitag RFID technologies into business problem-solving solutions for their joint customers. CHEP, the world's largest equipment pooling systems company, in 2001 selected Intermec's Intellitag RFID technology for a pilot project to track its wooden pallets in real time.
Companies already use RFID systems for manufacturing tracking and inventory control. Goods and assets can easily be tracked with RFID tags, which include a computer chip and its antenna encased en·case
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en·casement n. in a protective covering of some type depending on the application. Tags are programmed to contain identification, serial numbers, history and other attributes.
Information on Intermec Intellitag tags can be updated on the fly without interrupting the normal process flow, often at a speed 40 times faster than bar code-based systems. Because radio frequency is used, two-way communication, even from a distance, does not require line of sight. Using Intermec equipment, many tags can simultaneously be identified by group and sub-group in microseconds. Information on the tags can be locked or changed as needed as needed prn. See prn order. ; users also can embed a unique identifier code for each chip that cannot be altered during the life of the tag.
"We know from our first-hand experience working with Intermec technology that Intermec belongs in the Center of Excellence," said Paul Witt, Marconi InfoChain vice president of business development. "Marconi and Intermec already have a significant history of implementing asset tracking systems in ways that benefit our joint customers."
"CHEP has long been supportive of giving added visibility to products on their way from the point of production to the point of sale, and several of our latest initiatives are designed to drive that process," said Brian Beattie, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, CHEP International. "The Center of Excellence will help all companies operating in this area to collaborate for the betterment of the entire supply and demand chain."
"The Center represents a promising beginning to what may well be a revolutionary advance in supply chain operations and, ultimately, customer service," said Winston Guillory, Intermec vice president, North American North American
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2. , the center is already moving forward with various pilots at the MIT MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Auto-ID Center to validate the use of RFID tags to track inventory, and is developing partnerships to determine the feasibility and ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). of the technology at various points along the supply chain."
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is Microsoft Corp.'s OEM Embedded Partner of the Year and a leader in productivity-enhancing technology to improve the speed and efficiency of global supply chains, manufacturing and service organizations.
To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec's supply chain technologies, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001 36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203-9280 USA; telephone 800-347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at www.intermec.com. To learn more about UNOVA, visit www.unova.com.