How to define, design and implement bar code, rfid, in warehouse management, inventory management software providing supply chain visibility and inventory control.

Get started. drill down from layman to technical understanding of rfid, bar code applications, benefits and tradeoffs. Get started and drill down from layman to technical understanding of bar code and rfid applications, benefits and tradeoffs. Best practices, benchmarking, and cost payback enable you to define, design and implement cost effective global supply chain systems. Fundamentals of global supply chain flow and how rfid and bar codes and Internet communications are used to optimize your system. Introduction and drill down for supply chain standards retail, paper, automotive, airframe, DoD, military GS1, UPC, UPC.EAN, GTIN, EAN, AIAG, DoD, Spec. 2000, UID, EPC.



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Introduction to RFID, Bar Codes, Automatic Identification and Data Collection

# Pages: 25
Price: $7.00

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The buzz is about RFID. It can be used to track shipments through a supply chain, animals (for food traceability like Mad Cow) and all kinds of security systems like access control and electronic article surveillance. With that range of capabilities, you might realistically assume that there are many different RFID chips, different frequencies and different ways to implement the technology. That assumption is correct!

To help you get started, we have provided a non-technical operational overview about RFID. To do that, it is also important to understand the RFID operating characteristics compared to other automatic identification technologies like bar codes (no, every bar code is not going to be replaced by an RFID tag), biometrics and magnetic stripes.

The Introduction to RFID, Bar Codes, Automatic Identification and Data Collection is a great place to start..

  • The section on technologies explains the operating characteristics as well as the attributes and limitations of the various auto id technologies including: linear bar codes, 2D bar codes, contact memory, RFID, voice and biometrics.

  • The section covering an Introduction and Identifying Opportunities helps people understand all the things that can be impacted by auto id like management information, handling capacity, throughput, space, sortation, transportation, inventory management, security

  • Another section deals with moving data from where something is identified to where the information can be used. This deals with personal digital assistants (PDAs) on to local area networks (wireless and mobility) and then on to electronic commerce.

  • If you are interested, there is a section covering the business case for using the various forms of automatic data collection. It then goes on to tell where the technologies are being used.