The RFID system will open new sales opportunities to larger markets such as the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wal-Mart. Who are now demanding that RFID tracking as a condition of contracting.
As RFID technology evolves and becomes less expensive, there will be an increase in the number of companies and vendors using the technology. Eventually, new applications will be developed and these systems may even be able to solve common or unique problems associated with business in today’s market.
As they are thinner than a paper and smaller in size it becomes difficult for the consumers to remove these tags. Some RFID tags can be printed on the product and may not be removable at all. As they need not be swiped or scanned they can be read by any anonymous person with a tag reader can read data from your clothes or any consumer product or someone might approach you already knowing what you have in your pocket. There is also a risk of linking the RFID tag number of a particular product you bought from a store with your credit card details without your knowledge which is a high potential threat for highly sensitive personal information which may lead to credit card fraud who manages to read the data from the RFID tag or manages to steal RFID data from database of the store where you purchased the product.
To justify the objective I have begun the research with literature revi9ew and by collecting the secondary data from the articles, peer reviewed journals, related research papers and books. Journals and articles were important to understand the challenges and risk RFID technology is facing .I Addition to data collected from another sources are discussing with industries who implemented and using RFID technology to track their products, Reviews and people who are technically involved with RFID technology helped me to collect the data required for my
Senator Debra Bowen proposed a bill in Redondo Beach, California contending that the organization using the tag and its information capability must: have customer consent, detach or destroy the tag after leaving the store, and the customer be guaranteed anonymity (Anonymous 91). It wasn’t until this planned legislation protecting citizens’ personal information existed, that privacy was defended against the RFID technology. Initiative is in place to use RFID technology in the market. For instance, Wal-mart projects 250 stores with active tag system by June 2005 (Dipert 54). The San Francisco Public Library has also planned to spend $1 million on a RFID system, to associate personal identity to book checkouts (Anonymous 92). Under these conditions, corporations or the government may have the ability to monitor anyone's personal information or activity. In order to realize the effect of RFID tags, in addition to new laws, advocates of civil rights such as the ACLU and CASPIAN have to be
Today, RFID is used in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, travel, entertainment, etc. RFID increases efficiency of operations, decreases reliance on manual process, improves asset visibility and traceability, reduces operation costs, and provides useful data for business analytics. There are many different reasons why companies and firms are beginning to make the switch to RFID, some examples are: automating inventory and asset-tracking in healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and business sectors; identifying the source of products, enabling intelligent recall of defective or dangerous items; prevent use of counterfeit products in the supply chain; improve shopping experience for consumers; provide visibility into the supply chain
Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) have been used in the retail industry for more than fifty years as an inventory assessment application tracking product sales and distribution data for goods and services. Current trends of RFID for this industry have been favorable for hi-tech state-of-the-art industries, yet in the past years to 2014 device prices have fallen at an estimated average annual 5.3% primarily due to its characteristic as a "throwaway" inventory or control device. This market segment uses tags or labels, which are scanned and ultimately leave the store with the consumer, eventually disposing of the empty carton or used product. Retailer’s using this application method require multiple components and suppliers are
Just as all other technologies have such difficulties, RFID technology has obstacles to overcome. Two main concerns are discussed in this paper: radio wave technology hindrances such as collisions, and the ethical concerns that entangle this controversial yet extremely helpful technology.
RFID has been around longer than the average American realizes. In World War II we start to see this new technology emerge in the form of a radar. A handful of nations used the radar to detect approaching planes from miles out. While this was handy, the problem with the radar
The term RFID stands for the name Radio Frequency Identification, a technology which use different forms of frequencies to identify different type of items or people. The normal use of RFID is for tags and reader devices.
Given the facts in the case and as outlined in more detail in this case study, it is our recommendation that Mierdorf and Wolfram move to the case level RFID tagging process. The improvements up and down the supply chain in accuracy, inventory control, reduced labor costs are enough to at least continue with the RFID
Radio wave technology has been used since the Second World War but the first application of modern RFID technology came in 1983 when Charles A. Walton received the first patent for his ‘Portable radio frequency emitting identifier’ (US Patent Office, 1983). Since Walton’s patent, modern RFID technology has evolved at a startling rate with “approximately 1500 RFID patents issued between 1997 and 2010” (Mehrjerdi, 2010). The impact RFID has had on global commerce has been wide-spread. Many major industries have found ways to implement the technology into their business practices. Examples include but are not limited to: manufacturing, logistics and inventory control, national defense and commercial farming (FDA, 2015).
RFID technology is not only used at gas stations, restaurants, and department but also at
RFID Technology is increasingly being used all around us. Common uses include EZ Pass, Speed Pass and chips in pets. According to Technologies: RFID/ What is RFID? Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a generic term that is used to describe a system that transmits the identity (in the form of a unique serial number) of an object or person wirelessly, using radio waves. The three components of an RFID system are (1) the antenna or coil, (2)
First advancements in RFID technology coupled with decreasing costs have allowed RFID to gain greater prominence and therefore a higher level of adoption. The following are examples of the unique capabilities offered by RFID: