RFID A Foundation for Change


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  • Welcome to EnvironMax. We are excited to present our company and the market opportunity in which we are deeply involved. So let’s set the stage.
  • “The Quest for Information” sets the context for all that we do. From the 70’s through the 90’s we have seen a evolution in what is demanded (regulatory) and what is expected (stakeholder) in managing environmental impact and hazardous materials. 9-11 brought a new issue of accountability (who and where) that makes data collection and reporting even more critical to our national safety. This IS the problem to be solved.
  • $122BB is a figure that demonstrates the attention and resources spent on the broad issue of “the environment”. The BTI report further estimates a pre-9-11 expenditure going on $6BB for IT related to environmental management. To expand on the impact of 9-11 alone, the Department of Homeland Security’s budget is $38BB this year. The Legislature and EPA, now headed by former Utah governor (and friend) is increasing the demand for hazardous material accountability. By any standard the value of this market and endeavor is huge.
  • EnvironMax functionality covers complete cradle-to-grave hazardous materials and waste tracking based on our “transaction management” paradigm. Its reporting capability covers all federal and state forms with single click efficiency. From pre-purchase authorization to barcoding to waste transfer manifest and Right to Know MSDS information, our software suite responds to business activities to create a Total Management System. The ad hoc report development capability further enhances the utility of the program.
  • 5) the Data Warehouse Layer. This design facilities integration at all levels that give EnvironMax incredible power and gives customers incredible flexibility. Look Ahead Note - the five components are: Database Layer Application Layer XML Transport Layer Interface Layer Data Warehouse Layer
  • From Oracle Cycle Time: Weeks -> Days -> Minutes Processing: Batch -> Request/Reply -> Automated Data: Megabytes -> Terabytes -> Exabytes I/O: Punch Card -> Human -> Event Driven Access: Few People-> Many People -> Beyond People Connect the physical world of sensors and readers to the enterprise information architecture – it’s about the information Increase in Data and Event Volumes Increase in Data Sources Increase in Accessibility Decrease in Response Time Decrease Cost & Complexity
  • How do you integrate with existing systems? How do you add new services? Once you get past the physical layer of achieving read rate accuracy, it becomes a data management problem.
  • Oracle is proud to announce Oracle 10g – a new platform providing a responsive software infrastructure for grid computing.
  • There is a connection to other existing elements of information management that serve as a model for where we need to go. Supply Chain Management (SCM) with its intent “control and anticipate” material needs make extreme demands on the use and transfer of information. It can be done.
  • This capability is a model for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) that “measure and integrate” chemical data. Conceptually combined, SCM and EMS serve as the basis for “transaction management” with all the benefits of accurate chemical data for safety and security.
  • EnvironMax has been responding to these issues for over eight years. Our system (with strong user input) responds to a model that will meet the needs of chemical management and that can be readily connected to transportation information for greater control. Our “a-cubed” model has three important application demands: Account for materials, people and places. Aggregate data from everywhere. Assess the data to create useful information. Three slides follow to expand on each element.
  • ACCOUNT – account for the chemicals in a rich data environment tracking the chemicals, people that use them and processes/places they are used. Combined with MSDS information this tracking enables safe management and full accountability.
  • AGGREGATE – a web-based system enables diverse, disjointed and dispersed information to be centralized into shared databases. Without aggregated data, trends and small events would be impossible to see and allow terrorists to build unnoticed treats to our security.
  • ASSESS – with the information collected, rigorous methods can be put into place for assessing movement, quantities and events in a fashion to aid decision making and raise alerts to pre-defined indicators.
  • Thank you. We look forward to meeting with you in the Amethyst I room.
  • RFID A Foundation for Change

    1. 1. RFID A Foundation for Change
    2. 2. Evolution of Environmental Management: The Quest for Information 1970s……….Late 1980s……….1990s……….2001+ Checklists……Engineering……………Information Environmental Strategy WHY? Environmental Security WHO & WHERE? Pollution Prevention HOW? Pollution Reduction WHAT? Compliance OR ELSE. Era
    3. 3. Impact <ul><li>$1 to $10 Spent on Environmental Management for $1 of Chemical Purchased </li></ul><ul><li>$460 Billion Spent Annually on Chemicals </li></ul>
    4. 4. ROI Categories <ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ ..incurred savings of $1.6MM, $5.7MM, $8.4MM and $7.3 Million over four years..” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Risk Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ ..identified employee problems before chemicals purchased..first site in state with zero violations..” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operational </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ ..while increasing production 40% over four years, reduced waste by 63%..” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Managerial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ ..foundation upon which we obtained ISO 14000..” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Logistical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ ..reduced inventories 68%, hazmat acquisition 39%..” </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Total Transaction Management Handheld to Desktop
    6. 6. Web-Based Architecture Oracle 10g Database Engine Source Rules and Engine Storage and Distribution
    7. 7. RFID History and Context <ul><li>Dates to WW II to Identify Ships & Planes </li></ul><ul><li>Already in Use for 400,000 DoD Items </li></ul><ul><li>Price from $60 to $.25 per Tag – Headed to $.05 </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Warehouse Implementation $400K </li></ul><ul><li>DoD Mandates All Pallets and Cases by 2005 </li></ul>
    8. 8. The RFID Imperative <ul><li>The adoption of RFID technology is inevitable. Its transformational promise, huge. But the success of RFID in your business depends on your infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>CIO Magazine - Dec 2003 </li></ul>
    9. 9. Demands <ul><li>RFID at the pallet and case level will have to be linked to warehouse management systems. RFID at the item level will touch virtually every system in the organization. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Why RFID Important to DoD <ul><li>A rapidly moving force needs dynamic battlefields. Important to know: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What we have. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where it is. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And what is being used. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. RFID Technical Obstacles <ul><li>Radio Waves Absorbed by Liquids and Distorted by Metal </li></ul><ul><li>Require Large Bandwidth and Data Warehousing </li></ul><ul><li>For ROI Must Have Strong Data Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Transition from Barcode to 13 Digit EPCs </li></ul><ul><li>Create More Intelligence at the Edges of the Network </li></ul>
    12. 12. The New Problem <ul><ul><li>“ Mountains of Data” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Oceans of Information” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Rivers of Numbers” </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. The RFID System
    14. 14. Trend: Real-Time Enterprise Data Processing Internet Real Time <ul><li>Weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Batch </li></ul><ul><li>Megabytes </li></ul><ul><li>Punch Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Few People </li></ul><ul><li>Days </li></ul><ul><li>Request/Reply </li></ul><ul><li>Terabytes </li></ul><ul><li>Human </li></ul><ul><li>Many People </li></ul><ul><li>Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Automated </li></ul><ul><li>Exabytes </li></ul><ul><li>Event Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond People </li></ul>(Still Happening)
    15. 15. <ul><li>Manage large volumes of data and events in the most scalable, reliable, proven database. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the highest level of security for your data, while making it available to appropriate trading partners and customers. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with your existing information, business processes, applications and data capture technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Easily add new information, business processes, applications and data capture technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize quality of service with a common management framework through proactive monitoring and automated administration out to the edge. </li></ul>Information Quality Challenge
    16. 16. Real-Time Enterprise Challenges Analyze Collect Respond Manage Access
    17. 17. Oracle Sensor-Based Services Applications Business Intelligence Business Process Monitoring Portal Alerts Database Application Server Scalable Data Archive, Aggregration, Dissemination Security, Integration, Developtiont Tools Event Sources Edge Server Sensors, RFID, System Events Data Collection, Cleansing, Dispatch MANAGE Grid Infrastructure Event Storage and Distribution ANALYZE Business Processes E-Business Suite Embedded Analytics Event-Based Architecture ACCESS Information Access/ Visibility Unified Workspace Real-Time Collaboration Responsive Enterprise CAPTURE RESPOND
    18. 18. Business Process Optimization Business Process Integration Customers Business Process Optimization Business Process Monitoring Business Activity Monitoring Packaged Apps Legacy Systems Trading Partners
    19. 19. Product Lifecycle Awareness Businesses with Intelligent Items Manufacturing plant Manufacturing DC Retail DC Retail Warehouse – Retail Store Consumer Degree of Collaboration <ul><li>Labor Savings </li></ul><ul><li>Automated data collection with RFID tags/readers. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased product handling efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>Supply Visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate, real-time inventory visibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory location. </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory history. </li></ul><ul><li>Demand Visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Quantity and frequency of product purchases. </li></ul><ul><li>Date, time and locations of purchases. </li></ul><ul><li>Product Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of aggregate data over time. </li></ul><ul><li>Supply trends. </li></ul><ul><li>Demand trends. </li></ul><ul><li>Key performance indicators. </li></ul>Increasing Benefits
    20. 20. Oracle Sensor-Based Services Enabling the Real-Time Enterprise
    21. 21. RFID: From Opportunity to Reality the Planning Process 80/20
    22. 22. Key Issues <ul><li>The Difference is in the Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RFID is only a data delivery technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consider RFID in the Context of Business Processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What Data can be on the Tag unique to your needs, i.e., How are chemicals different from spare parts? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What processes are unique? </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Key Issues <ul><li>If you are at 99% accuracy and RF gets you to 99.5% -- Worth it? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider situation where process discipline critical but difficult to achieve with barcode </li></ul><ul><li>What unique physical condition exists that makes RF beneficial? </li></ul><ul><li>How much granularity does the process need? </li></ul>
    24. 24. The Function of SCM <ul><li>To Control and Anticipate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials with Processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Function of EMS <ul><li>To Measure and Integrate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance Data </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. The Requirements Process Requirements Developer Specification Product
    27. 27. Planning Concept Approach Auto alert RF Benefit Locker shelf Physical Scene Chem compatibility list Data Need and Relationships Compatibility Concern Chem placement in locker Activity
    28. 28. Security Application Assess Aggregate Account NCBs
    29. 29. Account <ul><li>Chemical Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacy Model </li></ul><ul><li>People and Places </li></ul><ul><li>Sensor Based Monitoring </li></ul>
    30. 30. Aggregate <ul><li>Web Connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Data Transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Bulk Data Collection </li></ul>
    31. 31. Assess <ul><li>Monitor Key Actions </li></ul><ul><li>Small Events Add Up </li></ul><ul><li>Create Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>“ Traffic Light” Model </li></ul><ul><li>Real Time Data </li></ul>
    32. 32. Ready, Set, Go. <ul><li>46,000 Suppliers in the DoD. This Policy touches all of them. </li></ul><ul><li>DoD has spent $100 Million over the last ten years on RFID </li></ul><ul><li>Must define the right business logic on top of the base capability RFID provides. </li></ul>
    33. 33. Meeting the Challenge <ul><li>Know More </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time supply chain visibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do More </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated data collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business process transformation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spend Less </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shrinking budgets, increased security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediate access to accurate global information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low integration, implementation, maintenance cost </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. Robert Waits, VP Business Dev 2875 S. Decker Lake Dr, Suite 100 Salt Lake City, Utah 84119 TEL 801.973.8884 www.environmax.com