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RFID Technology Integration for Business Performance Improvement

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The development of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields for wireless data transmission has presented several new opportunities for sharing, tracking, and reading digital information in various industries. RFID Technology Integration for Business Performance Improvement presents emerging research surrounding the use and value of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for cost reduction, supply chain improvement, inventory management, and partner relationship management. This publication is ideal for use by business managers, researchers, academics, and advanced-level students seeking research on the management strategies, operational techniques, opportunities, and challenges of implementing and using this new technology in a business setting.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Item-Level RFID for Retail Business Improvement
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELATED WORK
    4. THE PROPOSED ITEM-LEVEL RFID-ENABLED RETAIL STORE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    5. PRODUCT ITEM IDENTIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES
    6. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE WORK
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: CostRFID
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND RELATED WORK
    4. RFID COST CALCULATOR DESIGN ARTIFACT
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. LIMITATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: Can Near Field Communication Solve the Limitations in Mobile Indoor Navigation?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. POSITIONING TECHNIQUES
    4. 3. POSITIONING TECHNOLOGIES
    5. 4. NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION
    6. 5. NFC POSITIONING SYSTEM
    7. 6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. 7. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: Open Source Object Directory Services for Inter-Enterprise Tracking and Tracing Applications
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    4. 3. OBJECT NAMING SERVICE (ONS) OVERVIEW
    5. 4. DIRECTORY SERVER ARCHITECTURE AND IMPLEMENTATION
    6. 5. TRACKING APPLICATION AND INTERFACES
    7. 6. OPEN SOURCE IMPLEMENTATION
    8. 7. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: An Integrated Development Environment for RFID Applications
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    4. 3. ASPIRERFID MIDDLEWARE ARCHITECTURE
    5. 4. OVERVIEW OF THE TOOLS OF THE ASPIRE IDE
    6. 5. BUSINESS PROCESS WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT EDITOR PLUG-IN
    7. 6. EVALUTION OF THE ASPIRERFID TOOLS
    8. 7. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: Meta-Data Alignment in Open Tracking and Tracing Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. OPEN TRACKING AND TRACING
    3. 2. REQUIREMENTS FOR OPEN T&T
    4. 3. OPEN T&T ARCHITECTURE
    5. 4. META-DATA ALIGNMENT
    6. 5. DEFINITION OF NEW OBJECT TYPES
    7. 6. DEFINITION OF ATTRIBUTES
    8. 7. DEFINITION OF NEW MESSAGES
    9. 8. IMPLEMENTATION CONSIDERATIONS
    10. 9. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE WORK
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: RFID Technology and Privacy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HISTORY OF RFID
    4. HOW THE RFID TECHNOLOGY WORKS
    5. RFID VS. UPC
    6. SECURITY VS. PRIVACY CONCERNS
    7. BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: Green Characteristics of RFID Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. INNOVATION DIFFUSION THEORY AND THE RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. DATA ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. APPENDIX
  16. Chapter 9: Data Management Issues in RFID Applications
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION
    4. RFID DESIGN APPROACH
    5. RFID APPLICATIONS
    6. DATASET OF RFID
    7. CHARACTERISTICS OF RFID DATA
    8. RFID DATA MANAGEMENT
    9. RFID DATA WAREHOUSING
    10. ISSUES IN RFID DATA
    11. EXISTING APPROACHES TO DEAL WITH ANOMALIES
    12. PROPOSED APPROACH
    13. RFID BASED HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    14. DETAILED DESIGN
    15. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    16. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    17. CONCLUSION
    18. REFERENCES
    19. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: Operational Strategies Associated with RFID Applications in Healthcare Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. POTENTIAL BENEFITS USING RFID-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
    3. IMPLEMENTATION CONSIDERATION ASSOCIATED WITH RFID
    4. ACCOUNTABILITY ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH RFID TECHNOLOGIES
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 11: Inventory Management, Shrinkage Concerns, and Related Corrective RFID Strategies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. RFID-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES IN OPERATIONS AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
    3. INVENTORY CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. RFID IMPLEMENTATION CONCERNS
    8. GENERAL CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 12: An Analysis of the Diffusion of RFID in the UK Logistics Sector Using a Technology-Acceptance Perspective
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE SURVEY
    4. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND HYPOTHESIS DEVELOPMENT
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND DATA ANALYSIS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 13: RFID Technology in Business and Valuation Methods
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. THE RFID INVESTMENT EVALUATION MODEL FOR MANUFACTURING AND RETAIL ORGANIZATIONS
    5. RFID INVESTMENT IN ORDERING EFFICIENCY
    6. RFID INVESTMENT IN JIT EFFICIENCY
    7. RFID INVESTMENT IN THE OPERATING EFFICIENCY
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Compilation of References
  22. About the Contributors