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By coupling airborne drones with smarter RFID systems, MIT researchers have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read RFID tags in large warehouses, possibly making missing packages a thing of the past and saving retailers billions lost through faulty inventory records.
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Inventory Management Posts
Shipments and expenditures are both down, and other freight indices are showing some recent slippage. (August 03, 2010)
The Institute of Supply Management reported today manufacturing activity in July was basically flat compared to June. (August 02, 2010)
The number of global manufacturers shipping to the United States continued in June with a 1 percent gain, according to data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
(July 20, 2010)
Data collection has undergone something of a revolution. I think of it as a dimensional change. Not so long ago, we captured one-dimensional information about a product. A barcode scan at the dock identified the product that arrived and maybe when it arrived. A scan or spoken check digit at a pick face confirmed a pick. But the information didn’t tell much of a story unless you brought it all into one place. (July 16, 2010)
The rebound in market conditions for the freight railroad industry—due to an improving economy—is evident based on second quarter earnings results for Class I railroad carrier CSX. (July 13, 2010)
Business prospects are improving. However, companies are still under terrific pressure to hold down costs. Many have done an admirable job, but continue to be daunted by one of our time’s most-vexing cost-management challenges: wildly fluctuating oil prices. (May 19, 2010)
Autonomous Guided Vehicles. Voice+Laser driverless vehicles have industrial grade laser guidance and incorporate voice-directed picking, leaving operators with their hands free to maximize case picking productivity. (April 01, 2010)
Equipped with voice-directed picking and labor management modules, the RDS 6.0 warehouse control system supports voice-over IP technology. (March 01, 2010)