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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Two: The Middleware Dilemma, Partnerships, and What Next?
Given the pressures on radio frequency identification (RFID) middleware vendors, pure-play middleware suppliers will likely either diversify or get absorbed by

epc gen2  recently finalized its middleware EPC Application Events ( ALE ) standard, which is meant to filter, smooth, aggregate, and manage RFID data and to coordinate the volume and scale of data. Forces Are Putting Pressure on Middleware Speaking of standards, enter Gen2 . EPCglobal ratified the specification for the Ultra High Frequency ( UHF ) Generation 2 air interface protocol (Gen 2) in December, 2004. Following the EPCGlobal conference in September 2005, which heavily espoused the merits of Gen2, the

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

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When will RFID Hit Main Street?


The desire for improved visibility, tracking, etc. stands out as a critical issue to global firms. Most firms don't know how to get started. But as the cultural knowledge begins to spread, training comes on-line, and success stories start to get out.

epc gen2  and tracking. The UCC family—EPC, RosettaNet, etc. Cisco Systems RFID enabled protocols—will download code to all vendors (just as they did with Wi-Fi devices) so all devices can be read by the quasi-ubiquitous Cisco routers. These will be based on EPC/UCC standards. IBM's Device interface—this competes with Cisco's, so will this confuse and limit the options of device users/buyers? FDA, FTC, Commerce Department....and so it goes! This article is from Parallax View, ChainLink Research's on-line Read More

Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification?


This article examines the organizational fit of radio frequency identification (RFID) and its technology’s basic mechanics. Its prohibitive costs often account for the decision to not implement RFID. Yet some factors influencing adoption may shed new light on why RFID is important.

epc gen2  tomorrow's electronic product codes (EPCs), and the prospects of how all of this changes the way a company functions, it is understandable why organizations may take a long look before making the leap to RFID. This article examines RFID mechanics, tag types, uses, and whether RFID is a fit for your organization or not. RFID 101 RFID Components Before getting started, organizations should understand the components of an RFID system, the mechanics of the technology, and tag types and their characteristics t Read More

Single Version of the Truth


Today's enterprise is no longer a single, vertically integrated organization. Globalization, outsourcing, and off-shoring have created an environment where end-to-end supply chains include many players, with a shared need for accurate and timely information.

epc gen2  [GTN], electronic product code [EPC], etc.), and user and functional requirements will vary, depending on the level of process integration within the supply network. The SVoT could also support the growing need to have item and serialized data related to product components, and link to finished goods at the item, package, and pallet level—whatever information might be needed to see the business events and complete an inter-enterprise transaction. Critical Elements of a SVoT Environment The right data Read More

RFID Workbench: Understanding the Basics


Radio frequency identification (RFID) helps actualize the perfect integration of logistical and commercial chains and its use is rising in the US and Europe among large companies; government departments; and industries. Setting up RFID requires a validation test on a defined perimeter that involves the processes that have the most direct impact on your activity to see how RFID will affect your environment.

epc gen2  Identification Number) or MIT's ePC (electronic Product Code) are particularly suited. However, it is possible to use any other identification code, provided that it is unique on a global scale. What is a node? In a RFID system, the smart objects are located by the readers. Each location is a node. A node can be a production unit, a storage place, a vehicle equipped with a smart object, a warehouse, a sales point as well as any reader unit or group of RFID readers. Just like the objects, the nodes must Read More

At Last-A Complete (and Successful) RFID Implementation


A radio frequency identification implementation is a major undertaking for any organization—a project with ample risk of failure. This entire series is a step-by-step guide to the process, with this final part including a comprehensive glossary of key terms for better understanding.

epc gen2  with purchasing decisions. Once EPC data is integrated to the database, it can provide real-time information as well as location and batch information that can identify and locate specific products at any point in the supply chain. A best practices approach suggests using both bar code and RFID technologies, as these are complementary. While bar codes offer a means of identification, 2-D optical recognition RFID offers specific information on the contents of a package through radio waves. Following is Read More

SAP's Approach to the Retail Market


SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and retail operation systems on top of an ERP platform is starting to win over retailers.

epc gen2  the integration of the EPC data will be a substantial part for the control of business processes. For example, the SAP solution could be applied in warehousing, manufacturing, transportation, and at touch points between these (e.g., production line replenishment of the warehouse, cross-dock from receiving to production line, shipment verification in warehouse, to manifesting, control of yard movements, and then in-transit visibility up to a final proof of delivery in transportation). Strategy Analysis Read More

RFID Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart


HP is making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates. This article describes the key lessons learned.

epc gen2  Hewlett Packard began shipping EPC-tagged printers and scanners to Wal-Mart's Dallas/Fort Worth distribution center as one of eight suppliers in Wal-Mart's initial trials. HP expects to ship its entire range of consumer products sold through Wal-Mart many weeks before the January 2005 deadline. At HP's Memphis manufacturing plant, tags are placed on the underside of product labels for each individual printer or scanner, as well as on the pallets themselves. HP made a point to include labels that clearly Read More

Enterprise Content Director Suite


The Enterprise Content Director Suite is designed to support large product catalogs with millions of line items and thousands of attributes for each item. It offers a combination of customizable workflows with a validation engine and active data repository; is certified to support industry standards such as UCCnet, papiNet, and CIDX; applies adaptive intelligence using data manipulation; bridges the gaps within the enterprise between multiple ERP and CRM systems; and translates between multiple internal and external product hierarchies, such as IRI and UDEX, and product identification schemas, such as UPC, GTIN, RFID, and ePC. It also connects with the Liaison Real-Time Network for B2B integration; and enables real-time electronic catalog publication for unlimited supply chain purposes.  

epc gen2  UPC, GTIN, RFID, and ePC. It also connects with the Liaison Real-Time Network for B2B integration; and enables real-time electronic catalog publication for unlimited supply chain purposes. Read More

Radio Frequency Identification Implementation: The First Steps


Phase one of the four phase approach to a successful radio frequency identification implementation consists of several essential steps, including the careful selection of business partners and the development of a test environment and corrective label placement procedures.

epc gen2  testing time, have the EPC numbers available; this will shorten the time to acquire the numbers. The organization will then have the means to test read ranges, data capture speeds, and read rates. From here, possible failure points may include measurements to determine distances the label can be read from, products affecting the radio frequency (RF) signals, location of the label upon the carton, and various read angles. As the testing revelations become apparent, the user can become more familiar with Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Two: RFID Compliance


Provia's approach to radio frequency identification (RFID) compliance was to offer a bolt-on or drop-in product that works in conjunction with a company's existing logistics transactional software solution and process flows. This should put the suppliers back into control of prioritizing their IT projects because they could supposedly thereby be fairly easily and quickly made compliant with Wal-Mart or the DoD requirements for RFID. The next step for them would then be to look at how they can reap the benefits of RFID internally within their own operations.

epc gen2  Week in Chicago. The EPC is a unique number that identifies a specific item in the supply chain by linking serial numbers to the product information stored in a central database, and which is stored on a RFID tag. Once it is retrieved from the tag, it can be associated with dynamic data such as where an item originated or the date of its production. Provia's approach to this solution was to offer a bolt-on or drop-in product that works in conjunction with a company's existing logistics transactional Read More

RFID Architecture Strategy


Early adopters of radio frequency identification (RFID) are beginning to look at enterprise scale solution design and integration are emerging as key focus areas. Infosys has designed an optimal RFID architecture strategy based on lessons learnt from early adopters and Infosys experience in providing real time control and data acquisition solutions in the telecom and process control industries.

epc gen2  Object/Packaging Material, Programmability, EPC Considerations, Readability, Trading Partner and strategic considerations discussed above RFID Reader Selection Tag Type(s), Programmability, Readability, Network and other Infrastructure limitations   Networking Infrastructure Early Adopters are waking up to the heterogeneity in Reader Networking and the manageability and administration challenges associated with it. Most Readers do not have out of the box Ethernet or wireless interfaces but instead Read More

How a Leading Vendor Embraces Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance


SAP AG has long committed to placing compliance at the core of its product suite, as the vendor has recognized the growing role of enterprise systems in assisting companies to meet the increasing challenges of corporate compliance and risk management.

epc gen2  in the supply chain. EPC supports collaboration with suppliers, partners, and customers. The software collects, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates data about various products, factories, suppliers, countries, and customers. Such information is needed to provide proof of compliance with environmental directives that regulate the development, manufacture, distribution, disposal, or recycling of products. The software documents product content and regulatory or sector-specific substances lists; integrates Read More

Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy


Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer-centric, demand-driven companies must share knowledge in order to adapt to changing markets, and respond to shorter life cycles. Discover how supply chain management (SCM) solutions can help your company create a truly adaptive and collaborative supply network.

epc gen2  (ASNs) , with associated EPC information Writing and coding of tag identification on the basis of the EPC standard Tracking of packing and loading of units, cases, and pallets Handling of unit-level tracking, with alerts to flag out-of-stock items, incorrect shipping quantities, or other situations Pallet-, case-, and item-level tagging Analysis of key supply chain and inventory metrics PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT IN A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT A collaborative supply chain environment that encompasses all Read More

RFID Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart


HP is making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates. This article describes the key lessons learned.

epc gen2  Hewlett Packard began shipping EPC-tagged printers and scanners to Wal-Mart's Dallas/Fort Worth distribution center as one of eight suppliers in Wal-Mart's initial trials. HP expects to ship its entire range of consumer products sold through Wal-Mart many weeks before the January 2005 deadline. At HP's Memphis manufacturing plant, tags are placed on the underside of product labels for each individual printer or scanner, as well as on the pallets themselves. HP made a point to include labels that clearly Read More