- Many companies have asked suppliers to begin using RFID (radio frequency identification) tags by 2006
- RFID allows pallets and products to be scanned at a greater distance and with less effort than barcode scanning, offering superior supply-chain management efficiencies
- This unique plain-English resource explains RFID and shows CIOs, warehouse managers, and supply-chain managers how to implement RFID tagging in products and deploy RFID scanning at a warehouse or distribution center
- Covers the business case for RFID, pilot programs, timelines and strategies for site assessments and deployments, testing guidelines, privacy and regulatory issues, and more
Part I: Now That You Can Spell RFID, Here’s the Rest of the Story.
Chapter 1: Taking the Mystery out of RFID.
Chapter 2: Auto-ID Technologies: Why RFID Is King of the Hill.
Chapter 3: Making Basic Decisions about Your RFID System.
Part II: Ride the Electromagnetic Wave: The Physics of RFID.
Chapter 4: What Makes Up an RFID Network.
Chapter 5: Understanding How Technology Becomes a Working System.
Chapter 6: Seeing Different RFID Systems at Work.
Part III: Fitting an RFID Application into Your World.
Chapter 7: Seeing the Invisible: The Site Assessment.
Chapter 8: Testing One, Two, Three: Developing Your Own Lab.
Chapter 9: Tag, You’re It: Testing for Best Tag Design and Placement.
Chapter 10: Hooked on Phonics: Reader Testing, Selection, and Installation.
Chapter 11: Middle Where? It’s Not Just about the Readers.
Part IV: Raising the Beams for Your Network.
Chapter 12: From Pilot to Admiral: Deploying RFID Successfully.
Chapter 13: Getting Set to Administer and Maintain Your System.
Chapter 14: Ping-pong, the Tags Are Gone: How to Monitor Your RFID Network.
Part V: How to Speak Bean Counter.
Chapter 15: Making the Business Case.
Chapter 16: Fitting RFID into Strategic Plans.
Chapter 17: What to Look for When Considering Outsourcing.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) Equipment Vendors.
Chapter 19: Ten Web Sites for Information on RFID.
Chapter 20: Ten Tips from the Experts.
Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) RFID Standards and Protocols.
Appendix: Glossary of Electrical, Magnetic, and Other Scientific Terms.