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RFID for the Supply Chain and Operations Professional by Pamela Zelbst

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Chapter 6

Business Cases for RFID

This chapter contains a diverse selection of actual case studies illustrating the use of RFID in a wide variety of industries to show the diversity of current uses of RFID technology. These case studies are a sampling rather than an exhaustive list of the many applications and industries in which RFID is currently in use. The case studies were selected to demonstrate both traditional and innovative uses of RFID and to stimulate thought about how you might improve your operations through the use of RFID.

Case Study 6.1 discusses how Bon Secours Richmond Health System uses RFID to track key equipment, such as IV pumps and wheelchairs, within its hospitals. Before RFID was implemented, it was often difficult to ...

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