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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RFID and Bar Code Made Simple... Bar Code or RFID: Do I Have to Choose? [T102]

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has been getting more and more press lately. Sometimes it sounds that other technologies, especially bar codes, will disappear over night. Not so fast! As usual, there is some “media hype.”

This session will help non-technical executives, managers and IT professionals to understand the realities to these two closely related technologies. The session explains the functional similarities and differences, the strengths and limitations and the things you should know about if you are (or will be) considering the deployment of RFID technology.

The class will:

  • Explain how the technologies work.
  • Identify some of their strengths and limitations.
  • List the points of consideration.

Students who complete class will be able to:

  • Discuss system requirements and supply chain needs.
  • Cut through “technology hype” to understand the true benefits of using the technology.
  • Begin to prepare themselves and their companies for the possible use of RFID.


  • Deciding On A Technology

  • About Barcodes

  • About RFID

  • Comparing And Contrasting RFID And Bar Codes

  • Some Design Considerations

  • Next Steps

Support Materials

  • RFID For Beginners This comprehensive book has been written and edited by experienced, practicing experts. It is really 3 books in one. The main emphasis is RFID for Beginners. However, because of integration issues, the authors have wisely included an Overview on related technologies including bar code, biometrics, magnetic stripes, smart cards, and Wireless for Beginners (sometimes called mobile technology) used for networking and communications with host systems.

  • Visit the InsightU Bookstore to purchase other related materials.

    • Review the E-Books About Using Bar Codes and RFID.

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