Quantifying the Value of RFID and the EPCglobal Architecture Framework in Logistics [electronic resource] / by Dieter Uckelmann.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2012Description: XXIV, 144 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642279911Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering economy | Microwaves | Engineering | Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing | Production/Logistics/Supply Chain Management | e-Commerce/e-business | Microwaves, RF and Optical EngineeringAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.5 LOC classification: TA177.4-185Online resources: Click here to access online
Limiting obstacles to success of RFID and the EPCglobal Network in logistics -- Electronic information sharing in supply networks -- Performance measurement and cost benefit analysis for RFID and Internet of Things implementations in logistics -- Preconditions for creating economic value through market-driven information pricing and billing in B2B scenarios -- Modelling and prototyping an integration of billing mechanisms into the EPCglobal Network Architecture -- Evaluation of the technical billing-enabled Internet of Things framework.
The “EPCglobal Architecture Framework” is currently the most accepted technical approach to the Internet of Things and provides a solid foundation for building Business-to-Business information networks based on unique identifications of ‘things’. Lately, the vision of the Internet of Things has been extended to a more holistic approach that integrates sensors as well as actuators and includes non-business stakeholders. A detailed look at the current state of the art in research concerning cost and benefit estimations is provided and the limits of Cost Benefit Sharing for RFID-based IT-infrastructures are explained. In this work a market driven evaluation based on sales potential of information is developed. Simple technical means for aggregation of micro values to a billable amount are discussed. The requirements for electronic billing infrastructure are defined and a matching e-billing solutions for an evaluation scenario is presented, providing a technical infrastructure to evaluate and bill product-related information in a future Internet of Things, based on an extended EPCglobal Architecture. Further opportunities and threats are discussed to provide an overview of its future potential. As a result it will contribute to the sustainable success of the Internet of Things itself.