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In a complex lending environment where there is a lot of ambiguity and confusion in the marketplace, it’s important to stay abreast of the latest developments in finance, property and commerce. See below for a range of updates and in-depth examinations of issues affecting your personal and business interests.

RFID or GPS for vehicle tracking?

Both RFID and GPS technology are widely used for asset tracking, and specifically vehicle tracking. While both technologies promise to help track vehicles, they do so in very different ways. Deciding to use either technology, or a combination of both, will be based on a variety of factors including application, usage and costs. We’ll take … Continued

Transforming Global Supply Chain Management with RFID Technology

How RFID technology solutions are transforming global supply chains Getting products from where they are made and into the hands of consumers is a complex undertaking. Global sourcing and supply, transportation and logistics, and sophisticated omni-channel retail operations have added cost and complexity in the face of increasing customer demands and competition. Technology has proven … Continued

Kilcoy Global Foods endorsed for RFID Tracking innovation in the beef industry

Kilcoy Global Foods (KGF) has been endorsed by Federal Agriculture minister David Littleproud on behalf of the Federal Government for an RFID Tracking system developed by RAMP RFID. On Thursday, 22 April KGF hosted The Hon. David Littleproud MP, Federal Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management and Paul Scarr, Liberal National Senator for Queensland. KGF were … Continued

Crane companies are using RAMP’s Loca.fi RFID asset tracking system to identify and track their valuable assets

Cranes and their components, including tower sections, jib sections, counter weights and decks to name a few, can go missing for a variety of reasons.

Hands-free Opal bag tags trialled on public transport

As reported in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph yesterday, UHF RFID technology is being trialled on Sydney’s public transport network with the aim to improve travel times and put an end to rummaging through bags for Opal cards. The technology takes away the need to tap on and off – it’s an automatic process as RFID readers … Continued

Air France to introduce RFID bag tracking in Paris

Air France will introduce RFID bag tracking technology at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport from 2020 in a move aimed at improving efficiency and giving passengers more information about their luggage.

The French carrier has struck a deal with Paris Aeroport to introduce tags equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips to about 8 million pieces of baggage a year. The airline says the technology will gradually be deployed to its other airports.

Decathlon: getting smart with RFID tags

It is nearly three years since the retailer expanded its already established RFID programme, working the tags into all of its products in order to manage inventory and to keep goods secure.

This is part of a supply programme it has delivered for more than five years now, in partnership with SML Group. It is aimed at ensuring Decathlon’s network of suppliers all adopt the RFID stickers and labels, which are sewn into clothing during manufacture.

Transforming the Retail Supply Chain With RFID

The retail industry has complex supply chains. Managing them is difficult and, as a result, retail stock inventories are often inaccurate. This can lead to wastage and consumer frustration at items they want being unavailable.

One solution is to place digital tags on each stock item as it travels through the supply chain, from the manufacturer to the consumer.

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