Chapter 4

RFID Is Not a Solution Waiting for a Problem

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.

R. Buckminster Fuller

Some organizations still look for the magic bullet that will solve all their problems without necessitating change on their part. Such a thing has never existed and is unlikely to exist in the future. RFID is a remarkable technology with many important applications in organizations of all kinds, but it is no magic bullet. The actual benefits derived from the use of RFID depend on a number of factors, including proper selection of equipment, proper design and execution of the implementation, and effective integration of the information obtained into the organization’s operations and decision-making ...

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