The IoT Application Checklist

Ever since forward-thinking companies started using barcodes to track the movement of assets and inventory back in the 1970’s, the use of Automatic Identification (Auto-ID) technologies has propelled firms in multiple industries to seek automated ways to monitor the status of their items. It was Kevin Ashton, co-founder of MIT’s Auto-ID Center, who first used …

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UWB, Ultrasonic Mesh Provide Indoor or Outdoor Contract Tracing

Claire Swedberg, Senior Editor, RFID Journal Schools, construction firms, offices and manufacturers are among those testing a social-distancing and contact-tracing system from  RFID Global that privately alerts workers or students regarding unsafe proximity to colleagues; employers or schools can use the data to manage safer operations. Oct 19, 2020 Office and factory personnel, construction workers, and …

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What technologies really work to manage Social Distancing in the workplace?

As companies return to work in a COVID-19 world, they face the challenge of resuming “normal” operations while maintaining a safe and protected working environment for all employees. With the proven benefits of social distancing in helping reduce the spread of the virus, companies and government agencies are now seeking ways to implement this practice …

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The pandemic effect on Grocery Supply Chains

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” American author John Steinbeck took the title of his classic “Of Mice and Men” from those words of Scottish poet Robert Burns. It also perfectly describes effects of the current pandemic, according to Dr. Pedro Reyes, Baylor Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, …

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