An integrated approach for the planning and evaluation of Auto- ID applications

Konferenz: RFID SysTech 2008 - 4th European Workshop on RFID Systems and Technologies
10.06.2008 - 11.06.2008 in Freiburg, Germany

Tagungsband: RFID SysTech 2008

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Rhensius, Tobias; Dünnebacke, Daniel (esearch Institute for Operations Management (FIR) at RWTH Aachen, University, Aachen, Germany)

The implementation and usage of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems is increasing as well as the development of the technology itself. Problems like missing standards, insufficient reading rates, or influences of metal or fluid are more and more being solved. Nevertheless, many companies, and especially small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs), hold back with investments in RFID. As one major obstacle, missing business cases and the absence of suitable methods for the evaluation of RFID application are mentioned. Building on an analysis of the challenges in evaluating RFID systems, this paper suggests a method for the qualitative and quantitative assessment of such systems as part of an integrated approach for the planning and evaluation of Auto-ID systems.