RFID: Opportunities and Challenges
Tracking and tracing your assets, materials and products.
7 July 2005 (14-21)
Location: Sofitel Diegem
(Diegem near Brussels (Belgium))
Presented in English
Price: 384 EUR
(excl. 21% VAT)
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(Edwin Birnbaum, CEO, Clarity Advisers)
- Overview and short history of identification and tracking technologies
- How does RFID relate to other technologies?
- Strategic choices to be made
How is RFID being leveraged?
- Internal business case
- External business case
- What is unique about RFID ?
Technology (part I)
- Type of tags:
- Classes: active-passive; read-write versus read only
- Frequency choice
- Considerations for tag attachments
- Type of Readers:
- Fork lift truck based
- Dock doors
- Conveyor belt
- Handheld, ...
Standards and regulations (part II)
- Standards: ISO versus EPCGlobal
- Tag Protocol
- Data content
- Radio regulations by region
- Health and safety
- Regulatory Mandates (Pharmaceuticals, Shipping, ...)
- Privacy issues
- Global Data Synchronisation
- Generic Architecture
- EPCGlobal architecture: Savant, ONS, PML
- Integration with applications
- What is Application Integration (in RFID context)?
- Typical problems encountered.
- The business case for Application Integration: what do you use the data
Case study: Packet delivery at Sernam
- 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
- Issues with
- User mandates and expected timing
- Supplier overview: chips, tags, readers, software, integration, and consultants
- 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
End of this seminar
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