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  1. 1. Microsoft RFID Industry Focus
  2. 2. Microsoft RFID Vision <ul><li>Create an ecosystem for scalable, deployable, lowest cost business solutions powered by RFID </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver Microsoft Platform to enable business applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest TCO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive (RFID, Barcodes, EPC, GTIN, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware agnostic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scalable, Deployable, Extensible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop business solutions for SMB </li></ul><ul><li>Support and participate in standards development and deployment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EPC Global (UCC, EAN) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others (ISO, AIAG…) </li></ul></ul>Deliver low cost, innovative, standards-based RFID systems that are easy to deploy and manage
  3. 3. Requirements of the Platform <ul><li>Comprehensive, extensible programming model and tools </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to deploy and manage </li></ul><ul><li>Secure – by default </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable – available, fault-tolerant </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable – up and out </li></ul><ul><li>Rich, consistent user experience (IT Pro, Developer, Business User) </li></ul><ul><li>Componentized functionality but “better together” </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with existing systems </li></ul>
  4. 4. Microsoft & RFID <ul><li>RFID Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Partner driven strategy for enterprise customers </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the base platform: Windows Server, SQL Server, BizTalk Server, XML WebServices, WinCE & XPe </li></ul><ul><li>RFID enable Platform for partners to develop business solutions </li></ul><ul><li>RFID enable Microsoft Business Solutions for SMB </li></ul><ul><li>RFID Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>RFID deployments at major retailers </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged in many pilots with partners </li></ul><ul><li>EPC Global Membership </li></ul><ul><li>RFID Partner Council </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural guidance for ITPros and Business Architects </li></ul><ul><li>RFID Views </li></ul><ul><li>RFID compliance is an increasing priority for Enterprise customers </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses are looking for complete RFID enabled solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Partners are looking for an enabling platform </li></ul><ul><li>Item level adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Standardization and privacy concerns must be addressed to facilitate rapid adoption </li></ul>
  5. 5. RFID Vertical Industry Solutions
  6. 6. RFID in Retail <ul><li>Pallet & Case Level </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the early adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Product visibility across the supply chain </li></ul><ul><li>Smarter operations, operational efficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Product availability in stores, backrooms, DCs </li></ul><ul><li>Item level scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Product availability on the store shelf </li></ul><ul><li>Item level inventory visibility at the store level </li></ul><ul><li>Smarter Shopping, customer convenience </li></ul><ul><li>Customer service, service errors (pharmacies) </li></ul>
  7. 7. RFID in Retail – innovation at the edge of the enterprise – The Future Store Store <ul><li>ePOS </li></ul><ul><li>Self Checkout </li></ul><ul><li>Unattended Checkout </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Signage </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-Channel integration </li></ul><ul><li>RFID </li></ul>Core Operations <ul><li>ERP </li></ul><ul><li>Merchandising Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory Management </li></ul><ul><li>Promotions Management </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Replenishment Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resource Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Management </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Data Warehousing </li></ul>Consumers <ul><li>Multi-Channel Shopping (shop online/buy offline) </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted Shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Digital Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile/Wireless-Enabled </li></ul>Merchandise Supply Chain <ul><li>Closed Loop Systems for Synchronizing Supply and Demand </li></ul><ul><li>Information Transparency Across Trading Partners </li></ul><ul><li>RFID </li></ul>
  8. 8. RFID in Life Sciences Clinical Development Clinical trials and materials management Avoiding medical errors Dosing and protocol compliance Forms completion / data integration Lab sample tracking Medical device status, management, data interchange (“life of a device”) Public Product Use Dosing compliance Labeling Dosing information/reference Product history/genealogy Improper importing/exporting Sales & Marketing Anti-theft and shrinkage management Product tracking and distribution compliance Anti-counterfeit and fraud detection Shipping and inventory management Regulatory compliance Manufacturing & Supply Chain Shipping and inventory management Product recall Improper importing/exporting Manufacturing execution/efficiency Quality management Maintenance management
  9. 9. RFID in Pharmaceutical Industry <ul><li>Business Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to identify individual bottles, containers of Rx </li></ul><ul><li>Remotely track movement and location of drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide assurance that the ID on the Rx has not bee forged </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce gray market sales </li></ul><ul><li>Increase efficiency of clinical trial by reducing start up delays, reduce trial errors and trial dropouts </li></ul><ul><li>EPC Drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Rx counterfeit – 88% seized Rx are not approved US use </li></ul><ul><li>40% Rx made in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, India, China, may be counterfeit </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory management </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Product return, recalls </li></ul>
  10. 10. Arenas of Excellence RFID Center of Excellence Showcase Arena Technology Arena RFID Roundtable
  11. 11. RFID Showcase Arena <ul><li>Full-scale supply chain scenarios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing – Raw material goods receiving, WIP replenishment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution – Warehouse Management, pick, pack, trace and putaway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retail – Smart Shelves, POS, loyalty cards, planogram compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer– Returns and warranties, recycling and disposal </li></ul></ul>Efficient use of capital <ul><li>Embedded tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Location tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Condition </li></ul><ul><li>Raw material / goods receiving </li></ul><ul><li>VMI </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed Asset Management </li></ul><ul><li>Tools, Shelf Mgmt </li></ul>Cycle time, Labor cost reductions <ul><li>Receiving, Put away </li></ul><ul><li>Pick, Pack, Trace </li></ul><ul><li>Asset management </li></ul><ul><li>Warehouse management </li></ul><ul><li>Smart shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Fork lifts </li></ul>Out of stock / Inventory Mgmt <ul><li>Back room receiving </li></ul><ul><li>Product Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Product information </li></ul><ul><li>Planogram planning </li></ul><ul><li>Assortment </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic payments </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty cards </li></ul>Convenience <ul><li>Returns </li></ul><ul><li>Warranties </li></ul><ul><li>After sales </li></ul><ul><li>Home appliances </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted living </li></ul><ul><li>Asset management </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling </li></ul>Manufacturing Distribution Retail Consumer Showcase Arena
  12. 12. RFID Technology Arena <ul><li>Research and technology development </li></ul><ul><li>Bring components and people together </li></ul><ul><li>Develop shared understanding of issues </li></ul>Research Technology Arena Hardware Platforms Applications New Technology Concepts <ul><li>Tag IDs and numbering </li></ul><ul><li>Air protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Tag Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Software APIs </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul>Tags and Readers <ul><li>Interoperation across vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance with standards </li></ul><ul><li>Interference and noise </li></ul><ul><li>Singulation </li></ul>RFID Server and Infrastructure <ul><li>Device driver development </li></ul><ul><li>Event data conditioning </li></ul><ul><li>Reader management </li></ul>Interface and Deployment <ul><li>Architecture standardization </li></ul><ul><li>API definition and refinement </li></ul><ul><li>Needs analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul>
  13. 13. RFID Roundtable <ul><li>Partners in Thought Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Partners in Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Partners in Business </li></ul>Working Groups RFID Roundtable Education Community Shared Vision <ul><li>General areas of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Special topics of focused interest </li></ul><ul><li>Whitepapers </li></ul><ul><li>Draft standards proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Scenario planning </li></ul>Empowerment Through Knowledge <ul><li>Symposia </li></ul><ul><li>Formal courses and hands-on workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Self-study materials </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers’ bureau </li></ul>Action in Partnership <ul><li>Outreach to industry and consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Rants and Raves </li></ul><ul><li>Review standards proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership in standards bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Planning for the Center of Excellence </li></ul>
  14. 14. TAP & EAP here in Taiwan <ul><li>Technical Alliance Program (TAP) and Early Adopter Programs (EAP) </li></ul><ul><li>A coordinate group of programs to offer a wide range of services to our Customers and Partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Working on Hardware and Hardware interface solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Software solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging these two realms together. </li></ul><ul><li>Full support from Corporate product teams for these programs here in Taiwan. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion: Microsoft’s Value Add <ul><li>Provides Flexible RFID Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Provide linked solutions between existing systems and RFID </li></ul><ul><li>Modify existing system to an RFID Enabled one. </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive Partner Network </li></ul><ul><li>Fast Time-To-Market Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Real-World Experience </li></ul>
  16. 16. © 2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. This presentation is for informational purposes only. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, in this summary.