RFID evaluation: Can RFID technology work for you?

What is RFID, and is it right for my company? This guide explains the basics of RFID, what SAP doing with RFID in its products, and how you can build a business case for RFID.

An increasing number of manufacturers and suppliers are choosing to incorporate RFID technology into their supply chain management (SCM) system -- either voluntarily or because they must comply with regulations from the U.S. Department of Defense, the Food and Drug Administration, or large retailers such as Wal-Mart.

"A lot of companies are looking at how to use RFID to improve their processes, which is a very, very complex thing to do," said Jeff Woods, an analyst with Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Inc. "The processes themselves have already been optimized considerably, and so to go even further requires quite a bit of ingenuity."

Our editors debate the merits of RFID technology here:
Face-off: Debating RFID

RFID evaluation involves determining if the technology is a good investment or a risk. Read an expert opinion: Is RFID ready for prime time?

Find out what RFID software end-users had to say at the 2006 annual RFID Journal's conference and exhibition:
Putting RFID to work


HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS CASE FOR RFID

 Home: Introduction
 Getting started: What is RFID?
  Getting started: RFID evaluation: Can RFID technology work for you?
 Getting started: Determining the benefits of RFID for your business
 Getting started: Selecting the right RFID software vendor for your business needs
 Building the case: SAP and RFID: Incorporating RFID in ERP software
 Building the case: What other companies are implementing RFID technology?
 Building the case: What factors are holding up RFID adoption?
 Building the case: How do I calculate ROI for RFID?

This was first published in May 2006
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