Auburn University RFID Blog

Dr. Jian Zhang: First Post-Doc and His Focus on Grant Research

Posted by RFID Staff on May 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Pictured above: Doctoral Graduate, Jian Zhang testing his robot, Jianny 5 in the mock retail store in the RFID Lab.

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Topics: Insider

Auburn University RFID Lab's First Doctoral Student: Jian Zhang

Posted by RFID Staff on Apr 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Pictured above: Jian Zhang discussing his work with colleagues at a recent RFID Lab event

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Topics: RFID, RFID Research

Julia Marr: NRF Scholarship Recipient

Posted by RFID Staff on Apr 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM
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Topics: RFID

Who Pays for Retail RFID Tagging?

Posted by Justin Patton on Dec 13, 2016 5:18:28 PM

Whether the brand buys the tags or the retailer subsidizes tagging, the cost will be absorbed into the cost of the item in the long run. We still have a few apparel retailers ask us about cost of goods increases for RFID tagged items. What many of them don't realize is that the per-item cost of apparel RFID is quickly becoming independent of whether or not the retailer actually has an RFID program. Unless it's an exclusive or private label item, retail RFID tagging is fast becoming a standard feature rather than a retailer requested option.

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Topics: RFID, RFID Tagged Items, Retail RFID Tagging

Takeaways from the RFID Lab Open House

Posted by RFID Staff on Sep 30, 2016 3:07:46 PM

On September 23rd, the Auburn University RFID Lab hosted an open house and offered an interactive tour of the facility. Visitors of all ages attended out of curiosity and excitement. Many wanted to know what the lab does on a day-to-day basis, while others came to learn the basics of RFID and its applications.

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Topics: RFID Open House

RFID Lab Open House a Success

Posted by RFID Staff on Sep 23, 2016 6:02:42 PM

Auburn University RFID Lab Director Justin Patton and the entire RFID lab staff hosted an open house on September 23rd to showcase the lab to those interested. Nearly 40 people visited the lab during the two-hour event, with close to 20 people participating in the interactive lab tour.

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Topics: RFID Tags, RFID Open House

Eithne Field Talks RFID Lab Open House on WANI Radio

Posted by Justin Patton on Sep 19, 2016 1:23:58 PM

Auburn University RFID Lab Manager Eithne Field, spoke about an Open House on Friday, September 23rd, on WANI’s Auburn Opelika This Morning with Andy Burcham. Listen HERE.

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Topics: RFID, RFID Open House

Explore The Auburn University RFID Lab on Friday, September 23

Posted by Justin Patton on Sep 14, 2016 4:11:52 PM

Auburn University RFID Lab Director Justin Patton and the entire RFID lab staff will host an open house from 3PM-5PM on Friday, September 23rd before the LSU game.

Lab demonstrations will be on display, including some new demos focused on football player tracking and ball tracking. These displays will be interactive and provide fun for everyone!

Additionally, a guided lab tour will take place at 3:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. The event is open to the public and we'll be grilling burgers and hotdogs.

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Topics: RFID, RFID Open House

The Out of Stock Study That Changed the Way Retail Views Inventory

Posted by Justin Patton on Aug 31, 2016 8:22:18 AM

 In November 2005, the RFID Lab under the leadership of Dr. Bill Hardgrave, published the white paper that changed the way retail views inventory. The lab tackled the first deep investigation into RFID's impact on Out-of-Stocks in retail stores. 

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Topics: RFID, RFID Tags

RFID Uses in Apparel Supplier Distribution Centers

Posted by Justin Patton on Apr 4, 2016 1:10:01 PM

Since the mid-2000s, RFID has rapidly increased in adoption among apparel retailers. Currently it is in use by over half of the apparel retailers in the United States, mainly in their stores to improve inventory accuracy. 

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Topics: RFID, Apparel Distribution, Apparel Supply Chain, Apparell Supplier Distribution Centers

Auburn RFID Lab

Auburn University's RFID Lab specializes in the business case and technical implementation of radio frequency identification technology in retail, supply chain and manufacturing settings.

In moving to Auburn University in 2014, the lab was reunited with its founder, Harbert College of Business Dean Bill Hardgrave. Hardgrave helped launch the lab at the University of Arkansas in 2005.

The lab has continued to work with leading retail, supply chain, manufacturing and technology companies.

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