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Supply Chain White Papers

  • RFID Middleware: Integration to the Entire Supply Chain
    Published August 2005
    This white paper, by Kirit Goyal and Deep Krishna, discusses in detail the design for a simple, cost-effective and scalable RFID middleware that will provide a two-way integration between an RFID application and any business application.
  • The Power of Automatic ID and Integrated Security
    Published July 2005
    In this white paper from Bestshore Business Solutions, authors Anthony Furness and Yali Sassoon lay the foundations for a thorough analysis of the potential role and value of AIDC technologies in maritime supply chain security. Such potential can only be realized if AIDC is integrated into holistic security solutions.
  • Enterprise-Wide Data Collection and Bar Code Printing for Superior Supply Chain Management
    Published June 2005
    Companies that can't provide information along with their products increasingly find themselves at a disadvantage versus their competitors who do. This white paper from Zebra Technologies shows how advanced bar code and related technologies can create sustainable advantages by providing the information required for modern business practices.
  • RFID in the Real World
    Published April 2005
    This white paper, written by FKI Logistex, provides a general overview of RFID technology and its use in warehouses and distribution centers. It includes estimates of savings for specific activities, such as claims management, cross docking and dispatching.
  • A Basic Introduction to RFID Technologies and Its Use in the Supply Chain
    Published April 2005
    Written for both technical and business professionals, this white paper from Laran RFID explores how RFID works, its various building blocks and the potential the technology has for the supply chain.
  • GeoTime Visualization of RFID Supply Chain Data
    Published March 2005
    This paper, written by David Shuping of FC Business Systems, and William Wright of Oculus Info, explains how visualization software can be used to track shipments in time and geography for better supply chain visibility.
  • The RFID-Enabled Warehouse
    Published December 2004
    This paper, written by the researchers at Pennsylvania State University's Center for Supply-Chain Research and sponsored by SAP, explains the uses of RFID in the warehouse and provides examples of RFID implementation. It also explains the barriers and challenges to a successful implementation.
  • Leveraging Product Codes for Internet Commerce
    Published November 2004
    Ross Stapleton-Gray, an independent consultant, explains why the Electronic Product Code and related EPCglobal Network infrastructure could jumpstart the use of product codes to identify items bought and sold online, giving new impetus to electronic commerce.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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