DHL has been using RFID tags and hardware to keep tabs on temperature sensitive products being shipped through their facilities. LifeTrak software helps DHL through this process by including important information on the tags such as the product’s destination, temperature requirements, and shipper information.
DHL has streamlined their monitoring process as the tags are scanned four times during their journey. This system will mostly be used for pharmaceuticals or biomedical items. DHL is not the first global forwarding company to use this technology, but they have commercialized their system as the DHL Thermonet. When the DHL Thermonet SmartSensor is read, DHL employees are shown the temperature inside the carton as well as the external temperature. If there are any problems, they can rush in and adjust the temperature to the correct settings.
Read the full story at RFID Journal.
Macy’s, Yet Again
I know we talk a lot about Macy’s here on the News with Suze, but the fact that they are running with RFID faster than you could say…well, RFID, makes them a huge topic of discussion. You may ask, “What have they done this time Suzanne?” Well, they have incorporated RFID tags in all of their shoe departments! You know when you try on shoes, and the sales associate takes the sample to the back of the store, and sometimes the sample never comes back? Well, not anymore – Macy’s is embedding RFID inlays in their shoe samples making sure every sample is always on the show floor. Why spend the time and money tagging a bunch of shoes that aren’t even for sale?
“We had scary numbers, with 20 or 30 percent of our samples not represented on the table. The customer won’t buy it if they can’t see it. With RFID technology, we have driven that way down, and we’ve seen the sales change because shoppers can see the entire assortment.”
– Robert Harrison, Chief Omni-Channel Officer
That’s why. I mean, the logic here is overwhelming. You can’t buy what you can’t see. I wonder how many times I’ve been in a store trying on shoes when the PERFECT shoe was there, but in the back room where no one could see it. I sigh with the missed opportunity to buy shoes…
See more on how Macy’s is tagging shoes at RFID 24-7.
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