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RFID For Dummies
     

RFID For Dummies

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by Patrick J. Sweeney II
 

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  • Many companies have asked suppliers to begin using RFID (radio frequency identification) tags by 2006
  • RFID allows pallets and products to be scanned at a greater distance and with less effort than barcode scanning, offering superior supply-chain management efficiencies
  • This unique plain-English resource explains RFID and shows CIOs,

Overview

  • Many companies have asked suppliers to begin using RFID (radio frequency identification) tags by 2006
  • RFID allows pallets and products to be scanned at a greater distance and with less effort than barcode scanning, offering superior supply-chain management efficiencies
  • This unique plain-English resource explains RFID and shows CIOs, warehouse managers, and supply-chain managers how to implement RFID tagging in products and deploy RFID scanning at a warehouse or distribution center
  • Covers the business case for RFID, pilot programs, timelines and strategies for site assessments and deployments, testing guidelines, privacy and regulatory issues, and more

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After you succeed, you can decide whether to tell the CEO that you ran your entire RFID planning and deployment process out of a For Dummies® book. You should, though. RFID For Dummies is the most realistic, practical, usable RFID guide we’ve ever seen.

Author Patrick J. Sweeney II runs a leading RFID infrastructure software and services company; he’s got several RFID patents in the works. He knows the reality of RFID as well as anyone -- at the business, process, and technical levels. In this book, he takes on the knotty issues instead of finessing them. (How do you make sure your testing correlates to what you’ll actually see in the warehouse? How do you ensure high-speed reads? How far will tag prices really drop, and when?)

Sweeney begins with one of the clearest explanations of the technology and the business drivers we’ve ever read. Next, he introduces his “Four Ps” methodology for driving value from RFID: planning, physics, pilot, production. You’ll get solid answers to questions like: How do you identify the right applications, and integrate RFID into your business processes? How do you systematically understand your electromagnetic environment? How do you capture all the knowledge your pilot should deliver? How do you organize deployments so they’re easier to manage afterward? Once you’ve successfully deployed, what do you do next?

There’s even a full section on “speaking bean counter”: a nine-step process for making the business case; how to align RFID initiatives with your company’s strategic plans; how to evaluate outsourcers. Don’t let Sweeney’s entertaining writing mislead you. There’s nothing “fluffy” about this: It is the definitive guide to making RFID work. Bill Camarda, from the May 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764579103
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
422,566
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick J. Sweeney II heads ODIN Technologies, an RFID integration and software development company. He learned the technology at MIT and is considered an industry expert.

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RFID for Dummies 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Today, RFID is not just another passing technology Fad. Companies have realized that these tiny tags are going to revolutionize their whole supply chain. According to a recent Datamonitor survey of the top 300 manufacturers in the US and Europe, 60 percent already have an RFID project underway- and many more manufacturers are investing. This, along with the fact that nearly half of the RFID projects in 2004 failed, makes it a necessity for all decision makers about RFID in the organizations to truly understand its capabilities. It's easy to get cut up in the hype surrounding the ever evolving world of RFID. There is a lot of misinformation and empty promises about what RFID can & can't do, resulting in more confusion. In an easy to understand and fun to read format, RFID FOR DUMMIES, cuts through all this. It covers all the basic information anyone needs to know about RFID, including: An introduction to RFID, Dealing with privacy issues,How to prepare a business case, Guidelines for site assessments, pilot programs and full deployments, Developing and RFID strategy,Fitting RFID into Strategic Plans, Regulatory issues concerning RFID and What to look for when considering outsourcing. RFID FOR DUMMIES, is a great first-read on the subject. Tough it does not go in depth, it shapes mental framework in which reader can place future reading. If you are considering RFID from design, implementation or management perspective, then this is the book.