RFID & Transport Archive

Since the 1990’s I’ve been writing about sustainability, cap & trade and carbon footprints mainly in the realm of logistics and supply chain as that’s where I live. Supply chains are incredibly important in this context as roughly 75% of most company’s carbon footprint emanates from their supply chain. My mantra throughout this time has […]

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through ‘Internet of Things’ implementations. Key to both of these pilots were RFID enabled pallets and the first project was the SCN Grocery Pilot which was carried […]

A bold statement perhaps, but one borne out of long standing frustration with the slow if not stagnant forward movement towards implementing more sustainable supply chains. In 1985 I established my first retail store cardboard recycling initiative which not only was good for the environment, but was also a financially lucrative initiative saving the Hudson’s […]

From GS1.org: “Just like the internet did years ago, RFID-Technology is set to revolutionise people’s life and work these days. Consumers will benefit from better and safer products and services. GS1 EPCglobal has designed this website for you – to find out more about a fascinating technology.” The Discover RFID site has also been established […]

The “Breeze card” is the key component in the RFID ticketless system being deployed in Atlanta’s MARTA public transportation system. “The Breeze Card employs passive RFID technology currently in use in Washington D.C, Chicago, Boston (the CharlieCard), Hong Kong (the Octopus Card), Seoul, Singapore, Santiago (the Multivia), and London.” These new cards can be reused […]

Many people don’t know that the technology which makes your automated toll pass work on the highway is also RFID. The use of these fast lane drive through readers make toll line ups a thing of the past for drivers using the RFID passes.