Implementing RFID: Tips on Getting Started

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As more and more companies see the significance of Radio-Frequency Identification or RFID to business, the technology is being adopted quickly in the marketplace. The U.S. Department of Defense and Wal-Mart are some of the first brands and organizations that implemented an RFID solution. If you are planning to adopt RFID in your business, here are a few tips on getting started with the technology:

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Make a Commitment

RFID increases the speed and accuracy with which products can be managed and tracked. To achieve this benefit, you need to understand the technology and make both managerial and financial commitment to its implementation.

Work with Your Trading Partners

Collaborating with trading partners speeds up the adoption of an RFID solution. Your implementation must span your partner’s network and facilitate data exchange and product shipping using common standards and practices.

Focus on Your Products and Supply Chain

Companies that look for better asset tracking may focus on different applications of RFID than those seeking supply chain visibility. Focus on your products and supply chain management, and determine what you want to achieve with the technology. Your products will determine the direction you should take during implementation.

Implementing RFID may be challenging at first, but it will pay off in the end. Leverage the technology in your business process to achieve the best returns.

Resources:

http://milpac.com/rfid-solutions.html
http://www.rfidjournal.com/articles/view?1337

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