The Value of RFID

Benefits vs. Costs

By Alp Ustundag

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This book describes the business value of RFID, offering a thorough explanation of its costs and benefits. Geared to business, rather than technological leaders, the book proposes different investment evaluation models for use in various application areas.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4471-4344-4
  • 182 Pages
  • Publication Date: August 9, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $139.00
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RFID technology presents a great potential for creating competitive advantage. By automating and simplifying data collection, it lets users more accurately track assets and monitor key indicators, which in turn gives greater visibility to the operations. However, the benefits received from this technology will be determined by how well it is integrated with the business processes and overall information flow. Because of the fact that the decision to deploy RFID technology in an enterprise is a business decision instead of a technology decision, cost-benefit analysis is a key component of this decision. If an RFID deployment cannot be justified in terms of its economic value to the company, it is not likely to help the company; and consequently, it is not likely to remain a viable deployment over the long term.The Value of RFID describes the business value of RFID and explains the costs and benefits of this technology comprehensively. Different investment evaluation models are proposed to use in various application areas. Techniques to guide the selection of appropriate implementation levels and to handle uncertainty and risk in RFID are explained.Written for researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and lecturers working in the field of RFID and supply chain management,  readers will learn evaluation practices for RFID investment for different application areas. The book also guides managers in making to accurate decisions on RFID investment to maximize the return.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. The Business Value of RFID.
  2. The Cost
  3. Benefit Models for RFID Investments.
  4. Risk Analysis of RFID Investments Under Uncertainty.
  5. Measuring The Intangible Benefits of RFID Investments.
  6. Decision Making for Implementation Level of RFID.
  7. RFID in Supply Chain Applications: The Tagging Cost Sharing Approach.
  8. RFID in Healthcare.
  9. RFID in Courier and Cargo Sector.
  10. RFID in Construction Sector.
  11. RFID in Retail Sector.
  12. RFID in Manufacturing.
  13. RFID in Libraries.
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