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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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  • 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.
  • Scanning with a Purpose—Supporting the Fair Information Principles in RFID Protocols
    Published November 2004
    This white paper, written by Christian Floerkemeier, Roland Schneider and Marc Langheinrich of the Institute for Pervasive Computing at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, proposes changes to RFID protocols to address consumer privacy concerns by appropriately supporting the fair information practices. The paper suggests new features and outline how they would allow consumer interest groups and privacy-concerned individuals to judge whether an RFID reader deployment complies with the corresponding regulations through the use of a watchdog tag.
    Tags: Privacy
  • RFID Technology and Its Uses for Automatic Identification Data
    Published November 2004
    Submitted by SATO America, Inc., this document describes the basic components of an RFID system and explores the technology, applications and competitive advantages of RFID and its uses for automatic identification data collection (AIDC).
    Tags: Auto-ID
  • 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.
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