Successfully reported this slideshow.
RFID User’s Group Dr. Dale Rogers Center for Logistics Management University of Nevada RFID User’s Group International Pap...
RFID Users Group AGENDA Memphis, Tennessee Thursday, January 20, 2005 <ul><li>7:30 – 7:45              Board the bus </li>...
RFID Users’ Group Mission <ul><ul><li>Facilitate discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work through problems </li></ul></u...
SCM: Art versus Science 1990 2020 Science Art Percent Art vs. Science
Volume of Data <ul><li>Early RFID technology trials have established that the amount of data generated by pallet, case and...
How ready is your firm to operate in an RFID environment?   August 2004
How ready is your firm to operate in an RFID environment? January 2005
Do you know how the implementation of RFID will impact your systems?   August 2004
Do you know how the implementation of RFID will impact your systems?   January 2005
Do you know how the implementation of RFID will impact your supply chain processes?   August 2004
Do you know how the implementation of RFID will impact your supply chain processes?   January 2005
Do you believe that the investment your firm will likely make in new technologies, systems and processes will be worthwhil...
Do you believe that the investment your firm will likely make in new technologies, systems and processes will be worthwhil...
What are your greatest concerns related to acquiring and implementing RFID?   (Please rank the following with 1=greatest c...
How much would you estimate the cost acquiring and implementing RFID will be? <ul><li>Responses ranged from $75K to “Hundr...
ROI <ul><li>Suppliers less sure of benefits than they were a few months ago. </li></ul><ul><li>Many suppliers say a real r...
Read Rates <ul><li>Many users report that RFID read rates are currently below acceptable levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Rates b...
Progress Update <ul><li>Fifty-three suppliers started shipping cases and pallets with RFID tags to the Wal-Mart DC outside...
How might a “users group” focusing on RFID be the most help to you? <ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Real-world cases and...
Software Requirements <ul><li>The volume of data, and the need for precise control and monitoring of RFID readers, require...
Structure Versus Behavior <ul><li>Structure determines behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior does not determine structure </...
[email_address]
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

RFID: What's Happening Now?

721 views

Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

RFID: What's Happening Now?

  1. 1. RFID User’s Group Dr. Dale Rogers Center for Logistics Management University of Nevada RFID User’s Group International Paper Memphis, TN 20 January 2005
  2. 2. RFID Users Group AGENDA Memphis, Tennessee Thursday, January 20, 2005 <ul><li>7:30 – 7:45              Board the bus </li></ul><ul><li>8:00 – 8:05              Sign & Collect NDA Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>8:05 – 8:15              Welcome & Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>8:15 – 9:15              International Paper overview </li></ul><ul><li>9:15 – 11:00            Tour of this facility </li></ul><ul><li>11:00 – 12:00          Open discussion and questions from the tour </li></ul><ul><li>12:00 – 1:00            Lunch/networking </li></ul><ul><li>1:00 – 1:30              Research Project Presentation & Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>                             RFID: What’s Happening Now? </li></ul><ul><li>                             Dr. Dale Rogers </li></ul><ul><li>1:30 – 2:00              Intermec - tags and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>2:00 – 2:30              Wal-Mart update </li></ul><ul><li>2:30 – 3:00              Next steps </li></ul><ul><li>3:00                       Board the bus for the hotel </li></ul>
  3. 3. RFID Users’ Group Mission <ul><ul><li>Facilitate discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work through problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide on-going benchmarking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform applied research </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. SCM: Art versus Science 1990 2020 Science Art Percent Art vs. Science
  5. 5. Volume of Data <ul><li>Early RFID technology trials have established that the amount of data generated by pallet, case and item tracking via RFID tags will be 100 to 1,000 times the volume that companies currently retrieve when using traditional bar coding systems. </li></ul><ul><li>About 50 percent of organizations believe that their current infrastructure can accommodate anticipated RFID data volumes. </li></ul><ul><li>In October 2005, Teradata announced that Wal-Mart’s data warehouse exceeded half a petabyte. </li></ul>Before RFID After RFID
  6. 6. How ready is your firm to operate in an RFID environment? August 2004
  7. 7. How ready is your firm to operate in an RFID environment? January 2005
  8. 8. Do you know how the implementation of RFID will impact your systems? August 2004
  9. 9. Do you know how the implementation of RFID will impact your systems? January 2005
  10. 10. Do you know how the implementation of RFID will impact your supply chain processes? August 2004
  11. 11. Do you know how the implementation of RFID will impact your supply chain processes? January 2005
  12. 12. Do you believe that the investment your firm will likely make in new technologies, systems and processes will be worthwhile in the long run? August 2004
  13. 13. Do you believe that the investment your firm will likely make in new technologies, systems and processes will be worthwhile in the long run? January 2005
  14. 14. What are your greatest concerns related to acquiring and implementing RFID? (Please rank the following with 1=greatest concern and 10=least concern) 2.8 5.9 2.0 7.8 Management inattention 2.4 5.0 0.8 6.3 System adjustments 2.7 8.5 4.5 5.7 Do not know “where to start” 2.9 6.6 2.9 5.3 Inadequate resources to successfully complete project 2.2 5.6 2.1 5.3 Required changes to current processes 2.7 4.0 2.5 4.7 Requirements are a “moving target” 2.6 3.9 1.9 4.2 Invest in wrong technologies and processes 3.0 5.5 3.0 3.0 Unclear benefits 3.0 3.5 1.7 2.7 Cost of technology σ 8-04 Mean 8-04 σ 1-05 Mean 1-05 Concern
  15. 15. How much would you estimate the cost acquiring and implementing RFID will be? <ul><li>Responses ranged from $75K to “Hundreds of Millions.” </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the respondents have little idea what the final costs will be. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost uncertainty is a concern. </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly an area for additional research. </li></ul>
  16. 16. ROI <ul><li>Suppliers less sure of benefits than they were a few months ago. </li></ul><ul><li>Many suppliers say a real return on investment is currently years away </li></ul><ul><li>Ninety percent of those firms surveyed say that &quot;a timely and substantial ROI&quot; is a prerequisite for launching any major RFID initiative in their organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>A large portion of RFID investment is expected to occur during 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>A little over half of suppliers believe that RFID system deployment will reduce labor costs and boost process efficiencies in their firms </li></ul>
  17. 17. Read Rates <ul><li>Many users report that RFID read rates are currently below acceptable levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Rates below 70% are not uncommon with specific products/processes. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Progress Update <ul><li>Fifty-three suppliers started shipping cases and pallets with RFID tags to the Wal-Mart DC outside Dallas in the beginning of January 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart expects to have 108 suppliers shipping cases and pallets with RFID tags by the end of January 2005. The remaining 29 (out of 137) are expected to come online by the end of February 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart is on schedule to expand its RFID initiative to 12 distribution centers and 600 stores by October 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>In January 2005, Wal-Mart has installed RFID equipment in 104 stores. </li></ul><ul><li>By the beginning of 2006, Wal-Mart's top 300 suppliers will be required to tag cases and pallets of selected products with RFID tags. By the end of 2006, the retailer expects its entire supplier base (up to 20,000 suppliers) to be &quot;engaged in RFID in some form or fashion.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Tesco is deploying RFID equipment across 35 distribution centers and approximately 1,300 retail outlets by Fall 2005. Tesco plans to implement more than 4,000 readers and 16,000 antennae. </li></ul>
  19. 19. How might a “users group” focusing on RFID be the most help to you? <ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Real-world cases and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is working independently on RFID and financial analyses made for only one use rather than leveraging the use over many applications throughout the supply chain, including point of sale and reverse flow </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight costs, concerns, and difficulty of RFID implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Examine results of companies experiencing RFID requirements. Create a forum that can feedback major concerns to Wal-Mart without exposing individual companies. Help each of us stay current on RFID technology and trends. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Software Requirements <ul><li>The volume of data, and the need for precise control and monitoring of RFID readers, requires deploying customized middleware that links readers with corporate ERP systems and other supply chain infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>Concern about overwhelming network loads likely to mean firms will implement middleware solutions to mitigate redundant volumes and excess reads. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Structure Versus Behavior <ul><li>Structure determines behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior does not determine structure </li></ul>
  22. 22. [email_address]

×