OAT in the News
Trends Driving RFID Adoption in Aerospace and Defense
Customer-facing operations, regulatory pressure, advanced materials and new programs are some of the market forces driving adoption of RFID. Chris Forgione, OAT Senior Director of Asset Tracking, discusses why the complexity of Aerospace and Defense operations is well-suited for RFID process automation.
|8.28.13||Manufacturing Business Technology
Five Enterprise Trends Driving RFID in Manufacturing
Chris Forgione, OAT Sr. Director of Asset Tracking, discusses why reshoring, design-to-delivery, customer-facing operations, product innovation and working capital allocation are driving RFID adoption in manufacturing operations.
Accuracy In Action: Item-Level RFID Takes Off
Checkpoint customer C&A featured in article about how apparel brands and retailers are embracing item-level RFID and achieving significant benefits. Includes Vendor Viewpoint with Prasad Putta, Executive VP & General Manager of Merchandise Visibility and RFID. [Article as pdf]
|5.29.13||Healthcare Technology Online
Five Common Myths About Asset Tracking In Healthcare
Chris Forgione, OATSystems' Senior Director of Asset Tracking debunks misconceptions about RTLS and RFID in Healthcare and outlines how primary care providers, laboratories, pharmaceutical firms and medical device manufacturers can best benefit from real-time visibility.
ATK Tracks Composite Aircraft Parts Manufactured at its Plant
Aerostructures mfr ATK prepares for growth in composites manufacturing for Airbus, GE Aviation and Rolls-Royce, using OAT RFID solution to track materials and tooling.
OATSystems to Provide RFID Asset-Tracking Equipment and Software to Veterans Hospitals
Selected as subcontractor to HP Enterprise Services' contract with VA to automate and improve operations and services
C&A Expands RFID Usage to Track Inventory
Checkpoint customer C&A expands RFID implementation from five to 25 stores to improve supply chain visibility and in-store inventory.
Cessna Looks to RFID for Unlimited Visibility
Cessna has deployed an RFID Tool Tracking project with OATSystems to track precision tools at its Wichita metal-bonding facility, where aircraft fuselage, wing and tail assemblies are manufactured.
|January 2013||Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance
RFID Developments [pdf]
Aerospace OEMs, MROs and component suppliers, as well as hardware and software companies, have started to investigate RFID's potential for automating aviation processes.
|11.1.12||Composites Manufacturing Online
RFID and Composites Automated Manufacturing Processes
Anurag Nagpal, OATSystems' Director of Systems Engineering discusses aircraft manufacturing trends and how RFID can help automate the tracking of composite prepreg from storage freezers to layup and autoclave processes.
|9.3.12||IDC Community Insights
RFID for Better Store Level Inventory Replenishment (and other Retail Use Cases)
IDC Retail Insights' Research Director, Leslie Hand, discusses the benefits of RFID for retail
Portuguese Airline TAPs into RFID
OATSystems customer TAP, Portugal's national airline, deploys an RFID solution using OATSystems software and system integration which it considers to be "...a system that can serve as a model for others to adopt."
|July 2012||Apparel Magazine
Prasad Putta, Checkpoint's Executive VP and General Manager of Merchandise Visibility and RFID, discusses RFID in apparel retail. Accompanies Technology Report, "From Procurement to Sales, RFID is the Future of Retail". (free registration required)
|6.12||Integrated Solutions for Retailers
The New Brains of EAS
Checkpoint's Senior Director of Global Marketing, Merchandise Visibility & Apparel Labeling Solutions, Alan Sherman, discusses Electronic Article Surveillance and RFID for retail applications. (free registration required)
$1M RFID Challenge - TAP Air Portugal
TAP Portugal has deployed an RFID-based system from OATSystems into its daily engine maintenance operations, a move that will save the company more than $2.5 million Euros each year.
Bell Helicopter's On-Time Delivery Rate Climbs Higher
The aircraft manufacturer is managing the movement of parts from a central warehouse to each production location, using an RFID solution from OATSystems.
|March/April 2012||RFID Journal
RFID's Coming of Age - Reflections from RFID Leaders
OATSystems co-founder and Executive VP and General Manager of Merchandise Visibility and RFID Prasad Putta among other RFID industry leaders to share insights and perspectives.
Checkpoint Apparel Day Reinforces Item-Level Momentum
Checkpoint's General Manager of Europe, Rafael Alegre, comments in a guest blog on the stunning gains retailers are reaping from RFID.
Checkpoint Systems Launches New Tags, Encoding Solutions
Introduced to serve the growing number of apparel retailers and their suppliers seeking to deploy RFID to increase sales, reduce out-of-stocks and enhance loss-prevention efforts.
RFID Takes Wing at Composite Aircraft Components Plant
A U.S. aircraft parts manufacturer has adopted an RFID solution from Xerafy and OATSystems to track composite materials and molds exposed to extreme temperatures during storage and production.
How to Integrate RFID Data Without Disrupting Your Business
OAT's EVP and General Manager, Prasad Putta quoted in article about how to get RFID data and business applications to work together.
|1.27.12||TAP Air Portugal News Release
RFID in Full Operation at TAP Maintenance & Engineering Lisbon-based TAP, operating over 2250 flights per week to 75 destinations, is using OAT RFID Software and Airbus methodology to track aircraft engine components during maintenance and overhaul (MRO) operations. It is anticipated that this technology will enable savings of over €2.5 million annually.
|1.27.12||SCAN: The Data Capture Report
Zebra and Checkpoint Combine Strengths in RFID
Strategic alliance will enable Zebra to add OATSystems' RFID software platform expertise to its location solutions to extend enterprise visibility.
Recent announcement brings together Zebra's active location solutions with the passive RFID, auto-ID, Wi-Fi and sensor capabilities of Checkpoint division OATSystems' OATxpress middleware to provide increased asset visibility across an enterprise.
Why the Zebra and OATSystems/Checkpoint Partnership is a Good Fit
The complementary nature of this relationship along with the benefits for each firm makes this a win-win.
Zebra, OAT Partner on Solutions Combining Passive and Active Tags
The companies will incorporate OATSystems' passive RFID middleware into Zebra Technologies' existing RTLS products, enabling customers to track goods and assets using active and passive RFID on a single platform.
Rockwell Collins Explores Ways to Benefit from RFID
OATSystems customer Rockwell Collins implements RFID to comply with the requirements of Airbus, one of its key customers, and to improve its own operations.
Retailers Say Shrinkage Rose in 2011
RFID Journal editor Mark Roberti blogs about RFID's potential impact on retail shrink reduction, cites data from the Global Retail Theft Barometer, underwritten by Checkpoint.
|8.1.11|| Integrated Solutions for Retailers
Four Keys to Determining a Retailer's Fit for RFID-Based EAS
Checkpoint's Director of Marketing, Merchandise Visibility Solutions, Alan Sherman, discusses why apparel and footwear retailers are best-suited to adopt RFID-based EAS.
VDC Research Auto ID & Transaction Automation Analysts Blog
|6.13.11||Retail Reseller News
RFID on the Ceiling [pdf]
Checkpoint developed its Overhead EAS Solution to address the need of apparel retailers to leverage RFID both to maintain inventory control and reduce shrink.
Corralling Stray Reads
Checkpoint's Senior Director of Merchandise Visibility Solutions, Raj Jayaraman, discusses the importance of stray read-filtering to ensure a high degree of data accuracy at fixed read points in retail stores.
Retail RFID Initiatives are Flourishing
Leslie Hand, IDC Retail Insights analyst, notes increased level of RFID activity among retailers, suppliers, academics, and vendors.
RFID News Roundup
OATSystems, CSC Partner on Part-Marking Package for Airbus.
|4.15.11||SCAN: The Data Capture Report
Parker Hannifin Adopts OATSystems Software
$11-billion manufacturer recently decided to use OATSystems' ATA Spec2000 solution as a starting point for its adoption of RFID. [Article as pdf]
A Flurry of High-Memory Tags Take Flight
OATSystems, a provider of complete RFID solutions for Airbus and its suppliers including Parker Hannifin, is offering an aerospace parts-tagging solution. [Article as pdf]
Using Item-level RFID to Reduce Out-of-Stocks and Increase Sales
Checkpoint's Global VP of Marketing, Steve Sell, discusses the challenges apparel retailers face in managing inventory, and how RFID can help optimize inventory and working capital, meet customer demand and maximize sales and profits.
|1.28.11||SCAN: The Data Capture Report
Checkpoint Launches Open EPC Number Management Solution [pdf]
Has developed a stand-alone number management solution that frees retailers and their suppliers to purchase RFID labels from any Service Bureau Provider.
Checkpoint Systems Launches EPC Numbering Service
Standalone option for apparel manufacturers and retailers is designed to simplify the process of deploying item-level EPC Gen 2 UHF tags