RFID in Europe Magazine Febuary 2016
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European RFID survey
RFID in Europe AISBL is a not-for-profit organization established in 2012. RFID in Europe's principle goal is to promote the adoption of Radio Frequency Identification and related technology solutions enabling small and medium sized organizations throughout Europe to gain competitive advantage through their best use. RFID in Europe connects with European end-users, operators, solution providers, universities, research establishments, non-government and government organizations and all other European stakeholders through own initiatives and promotion of national projects via our international network. RFID in Europe is an extension of a European Commission FP7 Thematic Network called RACE networkRFID initiated in 2009.
Diagnostic & Business Assist
If you are new to radiofrequency identification (RFID) you may be wondering how it might have relevance to your own business. This being so the following questions may assist you in seeing both the relevance and the opportunities it can provide. The questions are structured to stimulate thought about processes, products and activities that could well benefit from the use of RFID
The questions draw attention to areas in which RFID has been effectively applied and for which equivalency of application may be readily recognised within your own organisation. They are also grouped to demonstrate the significance of RFID in enhancing item-associated processes, not simply the data handling processes. Items in this context constitute any tangible physical entity, from materials and components, sub-assemblies, assemblies, products, packages, containers through to transport vehicles, locations and people. In short any physical object that has relevance in business that can be usefully identified for operational or business purposes.
The number of ticks registered in the tick-boxes can provide an initial indication of the potential for applying RFID. Thinking beyond these questions could well yield many more. It should be appreciated that this is the starting point, realising effective applications requires attention to a number of application imperatives, guidelines to which are presented at the end of the diagnostic sets of questions. These imperatives aside, completing the with five-minute diagnostic will most certainly engender some confidence in the opportunities that RFID can provide.