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Paper Reel Management with RFID Technology – A Case Study

Paper Reel Management with RFID Technology – A Case Study


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Paper making is an energy intensive and hence costly process. Any increase in operational efficiency in the area of paper management will yield considerable cost savings.

Although this report is not at all specifying a new IFRA standard of reel identification, it is a case study of the experiences of paper reel handling in the printing houses of Yedioth Ahronoth and the developments regarding RFID tagging and RFID based IT systems at Yedioth IT.

New research included development of a model that forecasts the newspaper printer’s savings by implementing an automatic reel tracking system based on RFID technology in comparison to the existing reel handling workflow.

The authors found that for a relatively small investment and reasonable yearly outlay, automated systems based on RFID technology provide significant cost savings and a reasonable investment recovery. Further, it can be assumed that RFID tags will gain in performance and shall cost even less in the future.

IFRA Special Report
Herer, Prof T.; Shtub, Prof Avy; Avrahami, Assaf
Cooperating Institutes:
Technion Institute, Haifa, and Yedioth Information Technologies, Tel Aviv, Israel


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Jochen Litzinger


2010-02-16 00:00

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