PACKAGING AND RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION
. The integrated study of packaging and
frequency identification (RFID)
. Interrelationship of products,
warehousing and supply chain issues,
and quality issues
on radio frequency equipment
introduction to Automatic Identification elem
This course is set up for any discipline involved in business, logistics, supply
chain management or packaging, provided there is a curiosity about how these practices
can all benefit from a new technological process.
To teach the fundamentals of
radio frequency identification
and how this technology
can be used in practical business applications, with a focus on packaging concerns
The course meets for four
) hours each week;
(1) two hour lecture period
a two (2) hour laboratory period. The laboratory periods will be used for
and related exercises.
The course will also require the students to begin a journal for RFID
issues in the field of their choice and prepare a paper or present
on this subject at the
end of the semester.
The course description will be fulfilled as follows:
Introduction to Automatic Identification
bar codes, radio frequency, magnetic stripe, biometrics, voice
and optical character
Introduction to Radio Frequency Identification
An overview will help the students
learn about the components
, frequencies of interest, interface protocols,
and various groups involved in setting procedures, standards and best
Application of RFID
Any RFID application has certain components in common. This
is true whether tracking inventories or assets, people or packages, warehouse or
chain information, or kids at amusement parks.
This is the key aspect of this
class and most of the labs will involve hands
on work to cement these ideas.
Barriers to Adoption
The functions of typical packaging
they have o
n successful RFID
covered in the
A brief introduction to
ommon methods for
RFID in various
Among these will be automotive, food and produce, pharmaceuti
consumer product goods,
military, and others as apply
Dr. Robb Clarke, 151 Packaging Bldg., 355
Or, by appointment.
Academic misconduct by a student shall include, but not be limited to: disruption of
classes, giving and receiving unauthorized aid on exams or in the p
reporting of lab assignments, unauthorized removal of materials from the library or reading
room, or knowingly misrepresenting the source of any academic work.
This is especially
true of plagiarism on reports and projects
; ANY instance of pl
agiarism will result in a grade
of zero for the course
Academic misconduct by the instructor shall include, but not be limited to: grading
student work by criteria other than academic performance, or repeated and willful neglect
in the discharge of duly
assigned academic duties.
There will be no required text for this course, though handouts and assigned readings will
be given on a regular basis. Students should expect to sign up for on
to the issues of the week. As such, access to a computer is required, as is knowledge of
basic programs like PowerPoint and Excel.
t Hour Test, Wednesday,
The class average will receive a grade of no less than 2.5. However, you must earn 60%
(180 pts) t
o pass the course.
he class will be graded on a curve
, so every point is
important if you plan on a high grade
Written labs are due at the VERY START of the laboratory period. Labs that are not
turned in at this time will be considered late if there
was no prior consent by the instructor.
wo points will be deducted for each day that Lab Reports are late.
All exam point negotiations must be within 1 week following the return of graded material.
If you have a concern, write a short, thorough explana
tion and hand it in to the professor.
Exams can be taken early (which might require some forethought) but
up after the scheduled time without PRIOR approval. A missed exam without approval will
result in a zero points.