Sernam is the package delivery service of SNCF, the French railway company.
Since February 2005, the company has replaced barcodes with RFID-labels in
the packages delivered in the night service of the Paris region (about 60.000
packages per month). This project is the last operational test, before it
will be rolled out to the entire SERNAM service in all 55 regional sites (14
million packages per year).
The project reduces package loss, and makes the service more reliable and
transparent for customers. The case study explains how the project was set
up, and how organisational and technical issues (battery lifetime, energy
consumption of readers...) have been tackled.
Key lessons learned from
previous implementations (Edwin Birnbaum)
Industry overview (Edwin Birnbaum)
User mandates and expected timing
Supplier overview: chips, tags, readers, software, integration, and consultants
Next steps (Edwin Birnbaum)
Stages of a successful deployment
When to start
How to start
When to deploy
When is the right time to invest
Roundup of this seminar, Conclusions & Summary, Final
Questions and Answers