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RFID Name Institution CHAPTER 2: RFID TECHNOLOGY This chapter contains three sections. The first section, RFID technology primary drivers, discusses deployment, advantages, and disadvantages of RFID. The second section consists of the selection guideline criteria.
2.1.1 RFID Technology Deployment The DoD and Wal-Mart asked their suppliers to deploy RFID infrastructure in 2004. However, there were issues arising regarding labels, readers, and software in the pilot studies. Nevertheless, most suppliers were ready to beat the January 1 2005 deadline while others were in the pilot study stages (RFID). For Wal-Mart however, deployment was slow due to the overwhelming data available for the firm. This overwhelming data was a result of failure to adopt an incremental approach in the deployment of RFID. In comparison, METRO Group, Nestle, and Albertsons each used an incremental approach and effectively succeeded in deploying the technology (RFID). RFID deployment ensures a higher profit margin for a business. However, firms should use three critical areas to gauge the effectiveness of the technology. The first area is the maturity of the organization using the Capability Maturity Mode. Secondly, organizations should gauge the effectiveness of investing in RFID by a better inventory management and control. Finally, another area to gauge the investment is by gauging the effectiveness of the automated method in manufacture of the passive tags (RFID). The U.S. DoD implemented the RFID technology in 2003. Importantly, DoD’s suppliers use either the passive program or the active RFID program. ...
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