Everything you need to know to implement and fully leverage RFID technology
RFID Applied is just that—the application of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. The book discusses both the technical and the business issues involved in selecting, developing, and implementing an RFID system.
The book's three parts, plus two appendices, give you everything you need to lead an RFID effort:
Part A, RFID Applied, first gives you the basics of RFID and then the most recent advances and applications of RFID technology.
Part B, Applications in Ten Areas, explores the use of RFID in such areas as the automotive industry, healthcare, retailing, and transportation.
Part C, RFID Activities in Ten Countries, discusses how RFID is used in such countries as China, Germany, and Korea.
Appendix A: Ten Unique Applications, examines some unusual applications, such as tracking gambling habits in casinos and helping parents find lost children in amusement parks.
Appendix B: Ten Useful Websites, lists and provides brief descriptions of ten Web sites that contribute greatly in the sharing of RFID news and information.
As applications of RFID continue to expand, this book helps you fully leverage the latest technology for your own organization.
About the Author
Jerry Banks retired as a professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His major area of interest is discrete-event simulation. He teaches short courses in simulation and in supply chain management throughout the world. So much material on RFID made its way into his short course on supply chain management that he decided to explore the opportunity for a book on the topic. You are looking at the result!
David Hanny is the Industry Director for Semiconductor and High Tech for Brooks Software. He has led implementations of RFID, factory automation, and automated material handling systems since 1996. Many teams under his direction deploy products and provide services and support for leading electronics manufacturing companies across the globe.
Manuel A. Pachano is a graduate of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Florida. His role as Chief Technology Officer of four companies has always involved him in the design and implementation of leading-edge technologies, RFID being the latest of these. Manuel has been directly involved in the deployment of RFID solutions in industries such as the healthcare industry, the automotive industry, and others.
Les G. Thompson, a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in computer science, is the Chief Technical Officer of Lost Recovery Network, Inc. His broad technical background, ranging from wireless device development to large-scale enterprise architecture, led him to the world of RFID. Leveraging his wireless and enterprise expertise, Les has been developing real-world RFID solutions since the beginning of 2004.