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I am the Executive Director of RFID Lab Finland Association since September 2009. In my blog I will discuss various things related to the identification technology. In addition I will from time to time share what is going on in RFID Lab Finland Association and what I and my colleagues are working on. I will use my blog also as a tool for my thinking process and would really like to get a lot comments and feedback.
"Harmaan talouden torjunta rakennusalalla etenee hitaasti. Työmaat seisovat: Joka viikko katoaa jotain. Rakennusopin professori: Nollaenergiataloista hometaloja."... Rakennusalalla on paljon haasteita, jotka toistuvasti nousevat pinnalle otsikoihin. Voiko etätunnistustekniikka auttaa?
Rakennusalan harmaa talous käy kalliiksi yhteiskunnalle menetettyinä veroina ja muina maksuina. On arvioitu, että yhteiskunnalta jää noin 500 miljoonan euron edestä maksuja saamatta rakennusalan harmaan talouden takia. Lisäksi harmaa talous vääristää kilpailua ja heikentää työntekijöiden asemaa. Alan työvoimavaltaisuus, pitkät alihankintaketjut, korkea aliurakointiaste ja kansainvälistyminen ovat luoneet mahdollisuuden vä...
RFID/EPC Technology for Apparel Business (Aug 28, 2011)
In the USA the whole apparel industry from Walmart to Saks Fifth Avenue is taking item level RFID/EPC in use. Manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, department stores, academia, and GS1 US co-operate. In Europe Gerry Weber is already utilizing the technology. Should we do now something in Finland too?
Barcodes are very familiar to all of us as consumers. The cashier...
GS1 Smart Center in Norway (Sep 30, 2010)
I participated GS1 Nordic meeting Sep 20-21 with GS1 colleagues from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. The meeting was held in GS1 Norway premises in Oslo.
We had a change to visit the brand new GS1 Smart Center, which was opened Apr 22. The showroom is quite impressive and is arranged so that it models the supply chain starting from the manufacturing all the way to the retail. In between there are several demonstrations. I think a complete tour in the GS1 Smart Center takes several hours or days even - especially if you do some hands on training in all the stations. One can easily learn here in practice how the GS1 system serves the whole supply chain creating efficiency and value.
GS1 Norway is also powering RFID Lab Innovations Center (...
Visiting RFID Journal Live and IEEE RFID 2010 conferences (Apr 27, 2010)
RFID Journal Live 2010 conference took place in Orlando, FL April 14-16 luckily just before the volcano in Iceland made the traveling from and to Europe impossible for a while. IEEE RFID, Auto-ID, and Aerospace RFID conferences were co-located with the RFID Journal event. The IEEE conference was very much into the technology itself as RFID Journal is more a business oriented conference and show.
I estimate that the RFID Journal had less than thousand participants. To me it seemed that there were about 600 people listening to the keynote speeches, but, the exhibit area was even more crowded . The amount of exhibitors was roughly 150. In the IEEE...
Ramping up the Technical Trade RFID/EPC Project (Feb 25, 2010)
Efficient logistics and related information exchange between different companies in the value network is our vision. Companies that order and deliver goods for each other form the value network. The information flow consists of orders and present whereabouts of the goods. The products would be tagged with automatically readable identification devices (RFID) already in the manufacturing and these tags then continue creating value in the rest of the distribution chain. All the companies in the chain monitor their incoming and outgoing goods flow by reading the tags. This information is propagated to the IT system of the company. The...