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Unformatted text preview: 1 Unlocking the Value of RFID in Supply Chains zalp zer Stanford University April 30, 2008 MSE 262 zalp zer 2 A RF tag is an integrated circuit (silicon chip) connected to an antenna, with or without a battery A reader sends RF signals to read or write information on tags RFID Operation Reader Antenna Tags Tags respond with data backscatter modulation Reader decodes data and forwards to host P o w e r a n d C o m m a n d s T a g I D D a t a zalp zer 3 RFID technology The Best Thing Since the Bar code. -- Economist Enables companies to track and trace goods and assets in real time Simultaneous reading of many tags Ability to intelligent data collection without the possibility of human error. zalp zer 4 Drivers for Change . . . and the list . . . and the list continues to grow continues to grow zalp zer 5 RFID Hypes and Doubts The Best Thing Since The Barcode Economist 2003 RFID will be Bigger than Y2K AMR Research (2003) The RFID Frenzy Kinsella (2003) Wall-Marts Radio-Tracked Inventory Hits Static Wall Street Journal (Feb 15, 2007) RFID Suppliers Frustrated by Slow Growth of EPC Market, According to Bear Stearns Supply Chain Digest (March 29, 2007) zalp zer 6 Overview The evolution of RFID RFIDs credibility gap Some OR-based research/software to close credibility gap zalp zer 7 Evolution of Technology Innovations Time Substitution Scale Structural Auto-engines replacing horses Frequent & extensive travels Highways, suburbs, shopping malls E x a m p l e zalp zer...
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