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Each month, RFID Journal receives numerous white paper submissions from outside experts. We read each paper carefully and select the most informative articles. Please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of facts or claims in these papers.

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  • RFID in the Consumer Goods Supply Chain
    Published October 2004
    Larry Shutzberg, VP and chief information officer of Rock-Tenn Co., one of North America's leading folding carton makers, gives an in-depth analysis of the challenges facing RFID early adopters, based on his firsthand experience.
  • RFID in Hospitals: Issues and Solutions
    Published September 2004
    A team of researchers from Texas A&M University has put together an introduction to RFID's applications in the hospital environment.
  • RFID – Tackling Product Lifecycle Management Issues
    Published September 2004
    This white paper, written by Rajaravisankar Shanmugam, a Product lifecycle management consultant with TATA Consultancy Services in India, looks at how RFID can be used for product recalls, service and maintenance, recycling and other PML business issues.
  • Jump-Starting RFID/EPC
    Published September 2004
    From October 2003 to September 2004, a group of retailers, distributors and manufacturers in the pharmaceutical industry worked together to design, test, implemented, and verify a complete RFID supply chain solution. The principal objectives were to assess whether RFID/EPC could be used to help create a safe and secure supply chain, streamline reverse logistics, and increase the accuracy and efficiency of distribution and pharmacy operations. This white paper is the executive summary of the group's report on the results of the project.
  • Investments in RFID: A Real Options Approach
    Published July 2004
    Milind Patil of Patni Corp. reviews the financial and business logic behind investing in RFID. The white paper argues that the dominant form of financial analysis, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and Net Present Value (NPV) calculations, are too limited a basis on which to make RFID investment decisions.
  • RFID Tags and Privacy
    Published June 2004
    Originally published by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, this article by Jim Harper, a Washington, D.C., lawyer, explains the privacy concerns surrounding RFID and why market forces will resolve them.
    Tags: Privacy
  • Quantitative Analysis of the Effect of Retail and Governmental Supply Chain Directives on the RFID Market
    Published June 2004
    This white paper, written by graduate student Diane Marie Ward, looks at the state of the RFID vendor and manufacturing market. A survey as part of the research reveals the influence of the R&D teams at MIT's Auto-ID Center figure as prominently in the development of the technology as the results of on-site warehouse tests and feedback to equipment manufacturers.
  • Passive Radio Frequency Identification: Primer for New RF Regulations
    Published November 2003
    This white paper, written by Kevin Powell, senior director of product development at Matrics (now Symbol Technologies), outlines many of the issues related to the regulation of UHF RFID systems, including reader power output, bandwidth usage, channel width and duty cycles.
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