What Is the Right RFID for Your Process?

Report Number: NPS-LM-06-009

Series: Acquisition Logistics

Category: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Uday M. Apte, Nicholas Dew, Geraldo Ferrer

Title: What Is the Right RFID for Your Process?

Published: 2006-01-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: NPS Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2006/NPS-LM-06-009.pdf

Keywords: RFID; Operations Strategy; Technology Management; RFID Case Studies


Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has several applications in both military and civilian organizations. Numerous configurations are possible, and multiple new applications are envisioned in the near future. This paper uses the case method to study several RFID applications in multiple industries and to evaluate how this technology can be used to strengthen the process capabilities of an organization. The goals of this paper are to introduce RFID technology to a manager that is contemplating its adoption and to introduce conceptual frameworks that a manager can use to select and justify the right technology configuration among multiple alternatives.