Facing the Challenges of RFID Data Management

Facing the Challenges of RFID Data Management

Indranil Bose (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) and Chun Wai Lam (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-974-8.ch005
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Radio frequency identification (RFID) has generated vast amounts of interest in the supply chain, logistics, and the manufacturing area. RFID can be used to significantly improve the efficiency of business processes by providing automatic data identification and capture. Enormous data would be collected as items leave a trail of data while moving through different locations. Some important challenges such as false read, data overload, real-time acquisition of data, data security, and privacy must be dealt with. Good quality data is needed because business decisions depend on these data. Other important issues are that business processes must change drastically as a result of implementing RFID, and data must be shared between suppliers and retailers. The main objective of this article is focused on data management challenges of RFID, and it provides potential solutions for each identified risk.

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