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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  • Bar Code Technology

    • Check Digit Calculator. Use this worksheet to calculate the modulo 10 check character for the SCC-14 or the UPC-A.

  • RFID Technology

    • Overcoming RFID Limitations By Chris Kapsambelis. Several supply chains are moving to the use of RFID (radio frequency identification) in logistics applications. RFID has many desirable capabilities but based on extensive testing and dealing with the laws of physics, there are real and practical limitations. In order to help those implementing RFID-based logistics systems, this white paper will identify some of limitations and propose ways to deal with them.

    • RFID Technology, Standards Development, Applications And The Companies Behind The Technology. Here is a compilation of articles from Scan DCR Newsletter supplier by Rick Morgan, editor. This series of articles, like nothing else I’ve ever read, puts controversy about standards, technical capabilities and technology as well as RFID suppler company growth in context. If you want to know the names of the players and what they have to say, read this. (WARNING there is a lot of it!)

    • The RFID Facts. The RFID target keeps moving. Standards, EPCglobal TM, technology, frequencies can make you dizzy. Steve Halliday clears up a lot of confusion in a ten point white paper “The RFID Facts.” As of August of 2004 it is the best thing I've seen to cut to the chase.

    • Three Basic Questions about EPCglobal and Links To More Information. Drill down into the various components of the EPCglobal network.

      • Question 1: Will EPC tags replace Bar codes?

      • Question 2: Do we scrap the GS1 and the U.P.C. to use EPC?

      • Question 3: How do they address different technical features of different kinds of RFID chips?

    • Have you heard about the “China Problem”? A lot of products sold in the US are manufactured in China, Japan and Korea. But China was “snubbed” by the EPCglobal standard setting body.

    • Avoiding RFID Problems Checklist (coming soon)

  • Supply Chain Management Implementation

    • Bar Code Benefits by Application. This form will help you review a variety of applications and rank them so you can identify the ones most valuable to your company.

    • Confidence in Your Computer System. How accurate is the information in your computer system?

    • Error Costs Calculator. Helps you calculate the costs associated with problems that could be overcome by using bar code based warehouse management systems.

    • Functional Specification for IT. Use this worksheet to help you organize a functional specification.

    • How ready are you to use bar code? Helps you know how close you are to actually implementing bar codes in your company?

    • Impact of Shipping and Receiving Errors. This worksheet will help you understand the impact of shipping errors and receiving errors on your company.

    • IT Application Description Worksheet. Use this worksheet to help you analyze a specific application prior to implementation.

    • Project Description Worksheet. Use this worksheet to help you develop your company's AIDC project description.

    • Quantifying the Problems of NOT Using Bar Code. Helps you understand where non-value added time and money is being spent.

    • ROI Model Methodology

    • System Information Questions for Manufacturing and Distribution. Helps you identify fundamental information needed as you design your system.

    • Table of Contents for a Request For Proposal for IS. Use this worksheet to help you organize a request for proposal (RFP).

    • Understanding Your Perspective. It is important to know a person’s perspective when approaching a design issue. It might be a good idea to give this quiz to the people participating in design teams trying to improve procurement, manufacturing support or warehouse and distribution systems.

  • Slide Presentations Provided by the AIDC 100

Bar Code Short History of AutoID David Allais
Bar Code Creating Successful RFID Implementation Program Steve Braun
Bar Code Crossing the Chasm Sprague Ackley
RFID Crossing the Chasm Gerhard Schedler
RFID Labeling with RFID Ian Forster
RFID RFID Quality Pat King
RFID Mapping the Future Chris Hook
RFID Revolutionizing the Delivery of Quality Healthcare Thru Automation Manuel Lowenhaupt, MD
RFID EPG Gobal is Really Global Richard Rees for Henri Barthel
RFID RFID Research Center @ Univ. of Arkansas Bill Hardgrave
RFID RFID & AF Passive Shipping Label Test Mark Reboulet
S. Chain Implementing RFID in 3PL Environment Jim Dean
S. Chain RFID at Metro AG Scott Medford
S. Chain RFID Standards on Freight Container Security Vic Verma
S. Chain Implementing RFID @ Hewlett Packard Guillaume
S. Chain The Viagra RFID Pilot Rich Hollander / Tim Marsh
S. Chain Business Case for AIDC Solutions Thru Supply Chain J. Craig Castro / David Shannon
S. Chain Demystifying RFID & AIDC Technologies John Hill
S. Chain Crossing the Chasm Kenneth Porad
S. Chain Crossing the Chasm - Advocate Joe White
Stds The Ubiquitous UPC - GS1 - Part 1 Tom Brady
Stds The Ubiquitous UPC - GS1 - Part 2 Tom Brady
Stds RF Tags and Recycling Angela Leith / Clarke McAllister
Stds RF Tags and Recycling Rich Vossel
Stds Role of Standards in Technology Adoption Steve Halliday

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