FKI Logistex Releases Spanish Language Version of New RFID White Paper
(St. Louis, MO: June 21, 2005) FKI Logistex® (www.fkilogistex.com), a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces the availability of a new RFID white paper translated into Spanish for customers and prospects in Latin America. "RFID for the Real World" discusses the challenges and opportunities for RFID implementation in the warehouse and distribution center environment, including distribution facilities serving manufacturing operations.As detailed in the white paper, widespread adoption of RFID material handling technology faces several hurdles in the near future. These challenges include cost, uncertain market standards, and technological limitations that have yet to be overcome. "RFID for the Real World" suggests that hybrid bar code-RFID systems will be the norm for years to come, and will possibly rest as the dominant mode of implementation in the long term. In this scenario, bar codes and other printed data remain as backup in case of the failure of RFID controls."FKI Logistex believes that material handling and supply chain managers need to take a pragmatic stance when evaluating RFID technology," says Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex North America. "While RFID has long-term potential to revolutionize material handling and supply chain dynamics, the technology looks to us to be in its nascent stage. We're advocating a cautious, case-by-case approach to implementing RFID for our North American customers that waits until a clear return can be seen."To download the Spanish language version of "RFID for the Real World," visit the FKI Logistex Media Center at www.fkilogistex.com/media-center/. For more information on FKI Logistex material handling solutions for the Latin American market, including the company's RFID-enabled systems, visit FKI Logistex at booth 1405 at EXPO Pack 2005 in Mexico City, Mexico June 21-24.About FKI Logistex North AmericaFKI Logistex® North America is a leading provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, carousels, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order fulfillment systems, RFID implementation, EDS integration, baggage handling systems, warehouse control systems, and total material handling automation.FKI Logistex provides material handling solutions for airports, postal facilities, parcel distribution, manufacturing operations, library automation, and for warehouse and distribution facilities. With projects that include many of the world's largest and most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex has manufacturing, engineering and support facilities around the world.
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