A micro-chip in a label used to transmit data when the label is exposed to radio waves
Technology that enables functioning.
The RFID Information Server is a Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE ) application that serves as an interface for capture and query of EPC-related dataThe
J2EE container hosts the RFID Information Server and RFID Management Console.
RFID Basics What are the main components ?
RFID Reader – Antena and transceiver(reader)
Major players: IBM, Texas Instruments
RFID Basics How it works ? Antenna
Decades of RFID Decade Event 1940 - 1950 Radar refined and used, major World War II development effort. RFID invented in 1948. 1950 - 1960 Early explorations of RFID technology, laboratory experiments. 1960 - 1970 Development of the theory of RFID. Start of applications field trials. 1970 - 1980 Explosion of RFID development. Tests of RFID accelerate. Very early adopter implementations of RFID. 1980 - 1990 Commercial applications of RFID enter mainstream. 1990 – 2006 Emergence of standards. RFID widely deployed. RFID becomes a part of everyday life.
WILL IT BE ABLE TO REPLACE BARCODE ?
RFID is part of a range of technologies and services that can be jointly referred to as automatic identification and data capture (AIDC)
RFID in Retail Supply Chain Video from IBM which demonstrates how RFID technology is helping the supply chain become more efficent through shipment tracking. 30 seconds
RFID in Retail Supply Chain Retail Supply chain process Supplier Manufacturing Retailer/ Distributor/ Distribution Retailer store Consumer
RFID in Retail Supply Chain Automate the Supply chain process RFID TAG Reader
Decrease in lost stock
Faster locating stock
Lower labour requirement
Reduction of out-of-stock
Low safety stock level
Facilitation of JIT
TRACK SHIPMENT A video advertisment from IBM which shows how IBM believe RFID labelling in supermarkets will change the shopping experience. 30 seconds
RFID in Retail Supply Chain Benefits at a glance
Benefits for Retailers
5 – 8 % improvement in shelf stock rate
5 – 10 % lower inventory levels
3 – 4 % lower logistic costs
2 – 10 % higher sales due to lower out of stocks
Benefits for Manufacturers
5 – 30 % lower inventory levels
2 – 13 % lower warehouse and transportation costs
10 – 50 % reduction in lead-time (facilitates JIT)
1 – 5 % higher sales due to lower out of stocks
Effect on consumers In the future all items will be tagged
Food shopping example:
RFID enabled shopping carts
Fewer empty shelves
RFID fridge of the future
Personal shopping cart (as in Germany)
Effect on consumers RFID will be used for tracking
Pay as you go car insurance
Baggage tracking at airports
Child tracking – Verichip
Effect on consumers Other RFID uses with implants
67 hospitals using RFID human implant
Night club admission
Effect on consumers Retailers dream, libertarians nightmare “ How would you like it if, for instance, one day you realized your underwear was reporting on your whereabouts?” California State Senator, 2003. RFID labelled as SPYCHIP by some Consumer awareness low
Effect on Management decisions What will be the effect on management decisions?