Greater Role Seen for RFID in Supply Chain

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hash.era
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Re: I Thought
hash.era   1/30/2013 10:30:06 AM
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To be honest Bolaji I dont belive in splashes. I feel one drop at a time is not at all enough.

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Eldredge   1/2/2013 8:20:26 AM
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I can see great applications for this technology in supply chain management. On a personal level, I am not a big fan of revealing my purchasing history for someone else to use - it feels like a loss of control. Time to start wrapping my cards in tin foil!

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Ariella   1/1/2013 1:15:14 PM
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@flyingscot annoying it may be, but it is already here. If you carry a smartphone, you can get offers not only based on your purchasing history but on your location.

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FLYINGSCOT   1/1/2013 8:07:05 AM
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I envisage a future like the scene from the movie "Minority Report " where Tom Cruise walks through a store and holographic service personnel recognize him and greet him, trying to sell him stuff they imagine he would be interested in.  The background info is gathered from mining data on his shopping or surfing history and I find this whole idea annoying and frankly quite scary.

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Re: MIT Advanced Topics In Supply Chain Mgmt
Douglas Alexander   12/31/2012 5:30:48 PM
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@Rich, You were right about the rambling but when you consider it was first posted in 2008, this is a good general overview of the areas of academic concern and potential further areas for development. But in 4 years, we have come a long long way and Sanjay seemed to anticipate the potential technologies that would come to play in both the readers and the tags themselves. I also thought it was to his credit that he was able to see back in 2006 that it would be MIT that would take the bull by the horns to instigate the bulk of the research papers and open the door to advancements in the various applications for RFID. I was impressed with his foresight. Thanks for the link. 

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Douglas Alexander   12/31/2012 3:41:38 AM
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@Bolaji, I like the turn of phrase making a big splash one drop at a time. That implies some big drops as opposed to a steady flow. If we say the drops are implementations, I would agree as the infrastructure investment for a system beyond a handheld reader and RFID tags can be quite extensive and therefore somewhat costly. But once the infrastructure is in place and more chips come with integrated on board storage with read/ write functionality, then we will see those drops getting closer together accelerated by converging technologies using the cloud, sophisticated polling techniques, and extensive adoptions of universal standards like GS1's Gen 2 RFID with EPC and eEPC now agreed upon by 111 committee members impacting over 2 million companies worldwide. Though not always the case, EPC bar codes and data bars can be included in the RFID carrier so if you use the printed bar code as a model for volume predictions, then RFID is about to turn from a drop system into a firehose.

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Douglas Alexander   12/31/2012 3:39:12 AM
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@Bolaji, I like the turn of phrase making a big splash one drop at a time. That implies some big drops as opposed to a steady flow. If we say the drops are implementations, I would agree as the infrastructure investment for a system beyond a handheld reader and RFID tags can be quite extensive and therefore somewhat costly. But once the infrastructure is in place and more chips come with integrated on board storage with read/ write functionality, then we will see those drops getting closer together accelerated by converging technologies using the cloud, sophisticated polling techniques, and extensive adoptions of universal standards like GS1's Gen 2 RFID with EPC and eEPC now agreed upon by 111 committee members impacting over 2 million companies worldwide. Though not always the case, EPC bar codes and data bars can be included in the RFID carrier so if you use the printed bar code as a model for volume predictions, then RFID is about to turn from a drop system into a firehose.

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Re: I Thought
Bolaji Ojo   12/30/2012 10:52:32 PM
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RFID isn't dying and it's not getting some great play either relative to the way it's been hyped in recent years. It's making a splash, one drop at a time!

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hash.era   12/30/2012 11:21:34 AM
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RFID is not dying for certain. It still has some tricks on its bag. I think integating with SCM and CRMwould be great.

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Re: Greater Role Seen for RFID in Supply Chain
Hospice_Houngbo   12/29/2012 8:51:55 PM
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@SP,

" Its extremely beneficial for supply chain security. "

The Supply Chain security can be enhanced by RFID for sure and it can also help optimize the supply chain management. It can help track product flow and identify inbound and outbound product in the warehouse. 

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