A Software as a Service RFID Middleware for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Conference: RFID Systech 2009 - 5th european Workshop on RFID Systems and Technologies
06/16/2009 - 06/17/2009 at Bremen, Germany
Proceedings: RFID Systech 2009
Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Müller, Jürgen; Faust, Martin; Schwalb, David; Schapranow, Matthieu; Zeier, Alexander; Plattner, Hasso (Hasso Plattner Institute for IT Systems Engineering, Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3, 14482 Potsdam, Germany)
Strategies for enhancing supply chain performance often require data sharing between supply chain partners to remove inefficiencies such as out-of-shelf situations, incorrect inventory levels, and incorrect demand and sales forecasts. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) combined with the Electronic Product Code (EPC) makes it possible to use unique identifiers for each object. RFID furthermore allows the automation of collecting events and lowers costs for enhancing information granularity about an object traveling through the supply chain.