CUSTOMER AWARD - Logistics Best Practices: K-C's Triumphant Trailer Tracker- June, 2009
2009 Best Practices Award Logistics Management Magazine.
" By applying modern technology and problem solving to one of the oldest problems in the book, Kimberly-Clark has reduced trailer detention, cut back significantly on third-party jockey services, practically eliminated the need for trailer rentals, and turned simple data collection into an operational tool."
Kimberly-Clark Reduces Yard-Management Costs - April, 2009
2009 RFID Journal Live: Breakout Session
After its successful pilot deployment, Kimberly-Clark has moved beyond the evaluation phase and is now employing a passive UHF EPC RFID system for yard management. This session will explain how the company has utilized its existing EPC RFID infrastructure to integrate the RFID EPC solution into its current software platforms, and how it has combined radio frequency identification with data from other technologies. Learn how this system is delivering cost savings and greater efficiencies to Kimberly-Clark. Speaker: Scott Buss, Research Manager, Kimberly-Clark
- Why Kimberly-Clark chose a passive tag system for its solution
- How to lower the total cost of ownership of an RFID system
Newsworthy - Nothing to sneeze at - November, 2008
"Kimberly-Clark received an Award for Excellence in RFID Pilots at the RFID World Conference. Kimberly-Clark teamed up with Pinc Solutions and Motorola to pilot an RTLS-enabled trailer yard management system."
2008 RFID Excellence in Business Official Website - September, 2008
The winner of the Excellence in RFID Pilot award is Kimberly-Clark, who teamed up with PINC Solutions and Motorola to pilot the concept of an RTLS enabled trailer yard management system utilizing passive RFID technology.
2008 RFID Excellence in Business Award Announced - September, 2008
RFID Update - By Brian Albright
The winners of the 2008 RFID Excellence in Business Awards were announced on Monday at the RFID World exhibition and conference during a reception at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
RFID World Excellence in Business Awards - September, 2008
By Laurie Sullivan
Kimberly-Clark, teamed up with PINC Solutions and Motorola to pilot the concept that broke new ground by not only utilizing passive RFID technology, but combining RFID with data from other technologies, such as GPS and Wi-Fi. The team managed to overcome several obstacles challenging the pilot's success by developing solutions, but also establishing a strong system.
Integration Story: Kimberly-Clark sees positive results with PINC Trailer Tracker System - May, 2008
RFID Solutions Online
Kimberly-Clark sees positive results with PINC Trailer Tracker System May, 2008
“This is a great example of using more than one technology- coupling passive technology with GPS removes the need for active RFID tags.” Consumer packaged goods maker Kimberly-Clark has nearly completed a pilot project employing passive EPC Gen 2 -compliant RFID tags to track the locations of trailers filled with finished goods or raw materials ...
Quote of the Week - RFID Journal - April, 2008
"Other yards are fighting over who gets to deploy it first."
—Mike O'Shea, Kimberly-Clark's director of auto-ID sensing technologies, discussing an RFID system the company is deploying to track trailers...
Kimberly-Clark sees positive results with PINC Trailer Tracker System - April, 2008
RFID Journal - By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Under K-C's manual tracking system, it could take up to three hours for workers to locate a specific trailer at the Beech Island site, which has five separate lots for trailer storage. It now takes minutes to locate a trailer using the RFID-based system. From a labor savings and productivity standpoint, Mingerink claims, the return on investment K-C stands to realize from the technology is clear. K-C is using the Yard Hound trailer-tracking platform from PINC Solutions, based in Berkeley, Calif. A passive EPC Gen 2-compliant RFID tag is attached to each of the roughly 900 trailers within the facility's yard at any particular time, and a network of fixed and mobile readers is used to identify the trailers.