RFID for the Supply Chain and Operations Professional

RFID for the Supply Chain and Operations Professional

by Pamela Zelbst, Victor Sower

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Overview

RFID (radio-frequency identification) is a technology that can provide you
and other decision makers with real-time information to help with these
decisions. More up-to-date information can result in better and timelier
decisions. This book provides you, as well as anyone with no prior knowledge
of RFID, with the basics of the technology, guidelines for considering
its use, examples of how RFID is being used effectively in a variety of organizations,
and guidelines for implementing an RFID system.
RFID has many advantages over other auto-ID technologies, including
its ability to read tags at the item level while the items are still in boxes
and pallets and out of line of sight. In addition, RFID tags are reusable,
which helps reduce the costs associated with an RFID system. Additionally,
RFID-tagged assets are more readily available to health care professionals
in hospitals, the chain of custody for evidence in crime labs is improved,
and better operational decisions can be made because of exact information
on the location and amount of inventories. To better understand RFID and
the benefits, you’ll need to start with this book.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013968233
Publisher: Business Expert Press
Publication date: 02/22/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 148
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dr. Pamela (Pam) Zelbst is an associate professor of management, as well
as the director of the Sower Business Technology Laboratory (SBTL) at Sam
Houston State University (SHSU). She earned certification in Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) Technology from Comp Tia. She is a soughtafter
speaker on RFID technology and has spoken at several conferences,
including the Industry Studies Association sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation and the RFID Symposium at Baylor University. Pam earned a
BBA and MBA from SHSU and a PhD in operations management from the
University of Texas at Arlington.
Dr. Victor (Vic) Sower is a distinguished professor emeritus of operations
management at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). Before entering the
academic arena at SHSU, Vic served 2 years on active duty as an officer in
the U.S. Army, worked for 18 years in a variety of manufacturing positions
including process engineer and process development engineering manager
for Ampex Corporation and general manager of Tandy Magnetics. Vic
has a BS in chemistry from Virginia Tech, an MBA from Auburn University,
and a PhD in operations management from the University of North Texas.

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