RFID tagging in Norway

May 20, 2018

Transport & logistics examples:


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Current approved EDI tag suppliers:

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Axia Ja
Centiro Solutions Ja
Consignor Ja
Logistra Ja
Logtrade Nei
Metapack Nei
Pitney Bowes Ja
ProTeria Ja
Unifaun Ja


Black suppliers have RFID tagging, red do not.


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Norsk Lastbærer Pool (NLP)


NLP is transitioning to plastic pallets and totes with embedded EPC Gen 2 tags, for use by manufacturers of consumer products sold in Norway.

The RFID infrastructure package to be offered by NLP will also contain an educational program being developed by Hrafn and GS1 Norway, designed to enable users to accrue even more benefits from the use of RFID.

In addition to tagging plastic pallets, NLP has begun attaching EPC Gen 2 RFID tags from Alien Technology to the plastic Maxinest produce trays that it rents to customers, in order to increase visibility within the supply chain. NLP currently has approximately 80,000 such RFID-enabled trays, provided by Linpac Allibert. Each tray has been fitted with two embedded tags with 240 bits of EPC memory and 512 bits of user memory, encoded with such data as supplier details, customer location, and washing and delivery schedules at a distribution center. The tags’ data can then be accessed at RFID portals, or via a hand held reader



Fashion retailing/ Clothing industry examples:


Moods of Norway:  implemented RFID in 2014 in its stores in Norway and Sweden. Beyond in-store use, Moods of Norway also uses RFID for omni-channel online orders. Moods of Norway is using Checkpoint’s Zephyr 2 RFID labels for all SKUs. It is one of the first generation of new global tagging solutions approved in multiple apparel and hardline categories for the U.S. and Europe. This allows Moods of Norway to use the same tag globally across many categories, streamlining its source tagging operations.

Other stores throughout Norway are using a new radio frequency identification system provided by Norwegian systems integrator Front Systems to manage inventory data automatically, at an affordable price. Front Systems is supplying the RFIDsolution to fashion boutiques and other small retailers, to help them reduce the amount of manual labor previously required to conduct inventory counts and ensure that goods are available when customers want them.



Food industries examples:


The LF system, provided by RFID Solutions, is enabling researchers in Norway and factories on both coasts of the North Sea to track populations of mackerel being caught.

Data is collected at the Institute of Marine Research’s central database in Bergen, Norway. The platform includes Web-based software that captures all of the data biased on tagreads, as well as the system’s status at each factory. The software provides analysis based on biological information, such as the date of capture and the abundance of fish, which can be used to better manage quotas for the fisheries.

The IMR has been using the data received not only to gain information in real time, but also to view historical patterns. There are some statistical calculations worked into the results, Slotte explains. For instance, he says, if researchers were to release 1,000 tagged fish to the sea and let them mix, then catch a million fish, “If you scan the catch through the RFID antennareader systems and get one tagged fish recaptured, then you expect a thousand times more fish in the sea than the tagged population of fish.” Therefore, he says, “the estimate of abundance is one billion fish.”



GS1, supplier of RFID tagging



Oil & Gas industries:


ConocoPhillips installed an active RFID system from IDENTEC Solutions to provide real-time location data for employees working on oil drilling platforms off the coast of Norway. Location data is available on the rigs and at mainland locations to help rescue workers find employees in an emergency.

During construction of major projects:

RFID tagging of materials to be built into oil and gas projects has been considered by Shell and probably others. The implementation of RFID tagging would be a major project on its own, costly but the benefits could a considerable time saving during the construction at various locations.

There are several aspects:

  • Tagging several 10s of thousands components that go into the construction of a large project could be involved.
  • Tagging may need to be performed at the material suppliers to the projects, ie tagging of individual items for installation should bedone just prior to shipping / truck transportation from the equipment manufacturers; depending on the RFID tags used the transport could be tracked all the way from manufacturer across borders to the construction yards. Customs documents could be simpler to check through the RFID tags and reading of them. Furtherconstruction yard / site material receipt could be prepared in advance because of the tracking, the exact materials would beknow and preparations for recording, material receipt, checking for damages, shortfall  and suppliers documentation etc will be speeded up.
  • Once the materials are received they will be stored along with all other equipment and bulks materials. These laydown yards can become very large indeed and therefore the tracking to find the material when it is needed for installation will be very time saving when a RFID tag can tell the foreman or stores operator where it is located.
  • Oil company engineering contractors will have included the RFID tag numbers in the 3D model and thereby in all documentation for the project. The planning tools for when something is to be installed and where will make us e of the same RFID tag nrs and information.
  • In some of the documentations within the Oil and gas companies studies this has already been called the 5D model, 4D being the planning tools  and 5D the materials locations and call off for installation.

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