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Aberdeen on Managing Work-in-Process with RFID
Aberdeen Group has released the latest installment in a series of reports on RFID adoption. Entitled , the report is available free for a limited time. Report author Russ Klein herein summarizes the key findings of best-in-class enterprises and makes recommendations for others to follow.
Jul 11, 2007—This article was originally published by RFID Update.
July 11, 2007—The advent of RFID has allowed everyone from shipping companies to hospitals to reduce costs and overhead by creating visibility into inefficient business processes. Aberdeen's research shows that 38% of enterprises using RFID are doing so to improve the cost, safety, and reliability of managing work-in-process (WIP). Best-in-Class organizations are leveraging RFID to both improve the productivity of their workforce all the while simplifying the implementation and ongoing management costs of their networks. The findings are drawn from a survey of 220 organizations, a subset of the 1,100 organizations participating in Aberdeen's RFID research.
Aberdeen used three key performance criteria to distinguish Best-in-Class companies from all other organizations. These key performance indicators (KPIs) are the operational metrics most frequently touted as the key benefits of deploying RFID to manage WIP:
Survey results show that Best-in-Class organizations shared several common characteristics:
In addition to the specific recommendations in chapter 3 of this report, to achieve Best-in-Class performance, organizations must:
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