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RFID in the Supply Chain

A Guide to Selection and Implementation, 1st Edition

By Judith M. Myerson

Auerbach Publications

456 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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Giving organizations the ability to track, secure, and manage items from the time they are raw materials through the  life-cycle of the product, radio frequency identification (RFID) makes internal processes more efficient and improves overall supply chain responsiveness. Helping you bring your organization into the future, RFID in the Supply Chain: A Guide to Selection and Implementation explains RFID technology, its applications in SCM, data storage and retrieval, business processes, operational and implementation problems, risks, security and privacy, facility layout, handling systems and methods, and transportation costs. In short, with its soup-to-nuts coverage, the book ensures that your RFID implementation is successful and that you get the most from your investment.

The book discusses the major paradigm shift in product traceability that began with transitioning to RFID technology from bar code technology. It examines the economic feasibility of rolling out RFID and the challenges in supply chain synchronization, customer privacy, security, operations and IT, logistics, program management, education and training, and implementation, as well as what lessons have been learned. The author addresses the RFID business processes needed to analyze and resolve problems the suppliers face when they deal with multiple customers, each with a different mandate, and with their own set of suppliers.

Going beyond the technology and how it has changed supply chain processes, the book includes selection guidelines and implementation examples, such as speed of tag reads versus quality of computer inputs and optimal tag location. The author discusses the implementation of a business process model and the separate but equal concerns that business and IT executives have about the implementation of RFID applications. The book also covers security, integrated control management linked to the corporate strategy, and laws and regulations.

Table of Contents

Supply Chain Overview

Paradigm Shift in Product Traceability

RFID Markets

Economic Feasibility of Rolling out RFID

RFID Technology Infrastructure

Web-Centric Supply Chain Management challenges

RFID Technology

Primary Drivers

Selection Guideline on Tags, Servers and Middleware

RFID Implementation Examples

RFID applications in Supply Chain Management



Storing and retrieving data

Two Big Questions

EPC Technology in Functional Areas

Perceptions of Retail Product Benefits

Database CD on Local Workstation

Remote Database Servers

Databases in Company Merger Processes

Hybrid Databases

Web Services

RFID Business Processes

Business Process Reengineering

Organizational Maturity

Basic Multi-Layer Business Process Model

Adaptive Multi-Layer Business Process Model

Predictive Multi-Layer Business Process Model

RFID Business Processes Strategies

RFID Enterprise Supply Chain Systems

RFID Business Process Life Cycle

RFID Security, Privacy and Risk Assessment

Security Policy

Security of RFID Query

Attacks on RFID Technology

Defense in Depth

Risk Assessment

Appendix A: Passive RFID Technology

Appendix B: Active RFID Technology

Appendix C: Semi-Passive RFID Technology

Appendix D: RFID Middleware

Appendix E: Network/Server Interfaces

Appendix F: Physical Markup Language for RFID applications

Appendix G: Warehouse Management Systems

Appendix H: Supply Chain Execution Systems

Appendix I: Enterprise Intelligence:WebFOCUS

Appendix J: Enterprise Databases

Appendix K: Data synchronization: GoldenGate

Appendix L: Partitioning Large Databases: Oracle

Appendix M: Software Engineering Standards

Appendix N: Business Process Automation: IBM Products

Appendix O: Commercial Assessment Tools

Appendix P: Risk Related Software

Appendix Q: Sample security Policy Templates

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Manufacturing Industries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
COMPUTERS / Information Technology