RFID Update: The Latest in Gear, Standards and Applications

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RFID Update: The Latest in Gear, Standards
and Applications
Track 5 Session 6
RFID Solutions Consultant
HK Systems
andy.bennett@hksystems.com
(262) 860-6733
Andy Bennett
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Abstract

Though RFID may not yet be on every box of
Post Toasties, it continues to march along with
new technologies, standards and justifiable
applications. This session will provide an
update on the latest RFID technology and
present several thought provoking ideas and
installations that may have a home in your
supply chain. Edible tags, solar powered
readers, printable batteries, RFID at the
Olympics, RFID-enabled shrink wrap . . .we got
it all.
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Agenda

Update on the Mandates

State of the RFID Industry

Unique RFID Applications

Technology Advances

Lessons from the Field
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What’s Up with the Mandates?•
Wal-Mart

Re-focusing RFID Initiative

ROI for RFID Tagging of Displays and Promotions

Sam’s Club Rollout
oDeSoto, Texas DC first, multiple DC’s after that
oMost pallets will need to be tagged by the end of 2008.
oPallet level tagging by January-2009
oSuppliers who do not apply tags by their deadline will be
assessed a service charge per pallet.
oCase level tagging by October-2009
oItem (sellable-unit) level tagging by 2010
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What’s Up with the Mandates?•
Metro Group

Roughly 200 locations with RFID infrastructure.
Expects 650 of its top suppliers to begin shipping
RFID enabled product

Fining suppliers for not tagging at the pallet level

Department of Defense

Continuing Phased Roll-Out, 9 distribution centers
equipped with RFID tag readers at more than 200
portals

The Others

Keep doing their thing…
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What’s Up with the Mandates?•
Pedigree

California Pedigree compliance date
extended to 2011

Congress is considering a bill that
would make e-pedigree standard
throughout the United States.
oBipartisan sponsored House bill 5839,
entitled "Safeguarding America's
Pharmaceuticals Act," calls for a closed-loop,
track-and-trace pedigree system using item-
level serialization.
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State of the RFID Industry

Has anyone heard that RFID is losing steam?
Don’t Believe It!
Time
Hype
Currently in this area

RFID markets continue to
grow.

Record attendance at RFID
Journal Live 2008.

Majority of activity outside
of traditional supply chain.

“Global demand for RFID
will reach $5.3 billion this
year and climb to $27
billion in 2018, according
to IDTechEx"
Adoption
Currently in this area
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State of the RFID Industry

OK….so what’s fueling this RFID Fire?
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State of the RFID Industry

Industry Consolidation Continues……

Zebra Technologies Buys Multispectral Solutions

Checkpoint Buys OAT Systems

Impinj Buys Intel's RFID Business

Sirit acquires RSI ID Technologies

Stanley Works Agrees to Acquire Xmark from
VeriChip Corporation

……And will continue!
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Unique RFID Applications •
Food Traceability -

Interest in using RFID for Food Safety
is very high
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“RFID for all of New Zealand’s
Cattle and Deer by 2011.”
“Item-Level RFID Prevents
Meat Spoilage for Metro”
“Hawaii Sponsors RFID
Trail”
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Unique RFID Applications •
Pilot for Reusable Transport
Packaging

Reusable Packaging Association (RPA)

Participants include Wal-Mart, Frontera
Produce, Avery Dennison, The Kennedy
Group, Alien, UPM, ORBIS, and others

Extensive field testing on the durability
and performance of RFID

Pilot will end in the fall of 2008.

RPA will develop an economic model for
integrating RFID tags with reusable
transport packaging.
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Unique RFID Applications •
Tool Tracking

ThingMagic, Ford Motor Company and
DeWalt

Develop an innovative RFID-based
solution to track tools on vehicles.
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Unique RFID Applications •
Container Tracking for Industrial
Manufacturing

Tracking Using RFID:

Engine Carts

Containers

Baskets

Totes

Different Tag Types

Using Passive RFID

EPC GEN II –GID Format
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Unique RFID Applications •
Plexidor Electronic Doggie Door

Your dog gets to wear an RFID chip on
his collar, which lets the door know to
automatically slide up when he shows
up

Prices range from $700 to $800
depending on configuration.
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RFID Technology Advances •
RFID Tags

Mojix Long Range Reader

Alien ITF Technology

RFID Printers

RFID Software
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RFID Tag Advances •
RFID Tags

Lot of Vendors

Many Choices, Mix & Match

Ruggedized & Hardened

Both Paper & Encapsulated

Freezer Applications

Oven/High Temperature

GPS Tags

Work Mounted Directly on Metal

Cost are Declining
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2005 –UHF Inlay = $0.21
2008 –UHF Inlay = $0.129
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RFID Intelligent Tag Radar (ITR) •
Where is it?

Where is it going?

How fast is it?
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TM
The ability to know
not only the contents
of a tag, but also…
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RFID Intelligent Tag Radar
(ITR)

ITR is firmware that
runs on existing Alien
readers hardware.

“Active technology”
performance with
“Passive technology”
cost advantages
ITR enables users to:•
Singulate tags

Detect and measure
tag motion

Locate tags in space

Determine direction of
travel
Alien 9900
RFID Reader
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RFID Intelligent Tag Radar
(ITR)

Enables reliable
isolation and ordering
of tags on conveyor
systems

Applicable to

Case lines

Pharmaceutical/item
tagging

Baggage handling
Good
read
Bad
read
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RFID Intelligent Tag Radar
(ITR)
Singulation: The Challenge: How to Isolate
Tags on a Conveyor
Case
Case
Case
Case
Case
Case
Case
Case
Case
Wide aperture antenna cannot
discern closely packed tags
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RFID Intelligent Tag Radar
(ITR)
Singulation: ITR Solution
The reader detects tag
at “top dead center”
Case
Case
Case
Case
Case
Case
Case
Case
Case
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RFID Long Range Passive
Reader

Mojix Star 1000 System

Read range in excess of 600 feet

20 times improvement

Single system coverage area of over 250,000
sqft. 100 times improvement

Up to 512 individual interrogation zones per
system. Scalable to the entire business
operation(s)

EPC Global Gen 2 Compliant With security and
authentication extensions
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RFID Long Range Passive
Reader
Mojix Wins First-Ever "Best in Show" Award at
RFID Journal LIVE! 2008
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RFID Reader Advances •
Integrated Readers

Integrated RFID
reader/antenna

Low-profile (10”x10”x3”)

Power over Ethernet (PoE)
oPoE technology eliminates the
need to run power cabling to
the device

List price about $995
ALR-9650
Astra
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RFID Printer Advances •
Lexmark

RFID Capable Laser Printer

T640rn Laser Printer

Advantages
oEliminate unique devices
for unique documents
oEliminate separate
maintenance & supplies
costs
oEliminate pre-printed
forms
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RFID Software Advances •
Microsoft

BizTalk Server 2006 R2

BizTalk RFID Mobile Platform
oHelp simplify development of mobile applications

Cisco Systems

Cisco 3300 Series Mobility Series Engine
oNetwork appliance that supports sensor input & WiFi-
standard RTLS tags
oMotion alerts, temperature, and input from other
sensors.
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Case Study: RFID Implementation
for Logistics Center

Customer looking to leverage RFID to
improve existing inbound and shipping
processes

Implement RFID portals for inbound
receiving and Gaylord Shipping
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Receiving Dock DoorShipping Stretchwrapper
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Case Study: Inbound Receiving

Value Proposition:

Improve accuracy and efficiency of Full Pallet
Receiving.

Solution:

Utilize UHF dock door RFID portals to read
case-level RFID tags as product is being unloaded.

Benefits:

Positively verify case count for each pallet of RFID-tagged
product.

Identify inventory issues at earliest possible moment.

Automatically confirm receipt as opposed to manual
count/check.

Positive confirmation and record of transfer of ownership from
Manufacturing to Logistics Center.
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Case Study: Inbound Receiving
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Truck Arrives
RFID data
collected as
pallets are
unloaded.
RFID data sent
to and
reconciled by
WMS.
Issue?
Pallet staged for
Putaway.
RFID Pallet
Exception
Handling.
High-Level Process Flow

Notes and Considerations

Common handling for all product (RFID or not).

RFID processing completely unobtrusive.
oException handling for situations where there is a mismatch
between what is read and what is expected would obviously
require special consideration.

Need to confirm feasibility of reading double-stacked pallets with
RFID read portal.
Yes
No
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Case Study: Inbound Receiving

Hardware Requirements

UHF RFID Read Portal

Control Device(s) for:
otriggering of read cycle &
indicating exception
condition

CHEC Requirements

Leverage existing CHEC-to-
WMS interface

WMS Requirements

Receive and store RFID receipt
data

Process RFID data to identify
exception conditions

Auto-receive RFID-tagged
product
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Case Study: Inbound Receiving

Lessons Learned:

Wide aperture antennas
cannot discern closely
packed tags.
oMust implement lots of
filtering…Before, During, and
After the Reading Cycle

It’s very difficult to build in
control for the human
element

“Self” recovery the key
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Pallet #1
Pallet #2
RFID Reader
RFID Field
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Key Takeaways •
RFID adoption rate is steadily increasing.

Efforts are not solely focused on compliance,
but also on driving business value.

In response, the market is maturing:

Costs are falling.

Capabilities are increasing.

ROI is becoming more common.

Standards are being strengthened.
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How Can I learn More about RFID?

Supply Chain Digest

www.supplychaindigest.com

RFID Journal Update

RFID Update is the RFID industry daily newsletter

www.rfidupdate.com

Baird Supply Chain Technology

RFID Monthly Report

Reik Reid, rread@rwbaird.com
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Questions?
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