A Basic Introduction to RFID Technology and its use in the Supply Chain

Quiz Question

1. What does RFID stand for?
Radio Frequency Identification
Red Forest Identification Device
2. According to Table-3 on page-11, which out of the following are the advantages of passive tags?
Longer life time
Wider range of form factors
Tags are more mechanically flexible
Lowest cost
All of the above
3. The supply chain is a complex multi-stage process which involves everything from the procurement of raw materials used to develop products, and their delivery to customers via warehouses and distribution centers.
4. __________are predominately used today for identifying and tracking products throughout the supply chain. Even though they can achieve efficiencies in the order of 90%, there are still a number of deficiencies in the technology, for which RFID, is able to provide a better solution and further optimization.
Bar Codes
5. Choosing the right tag for a particular RFID application is an important consideration, which from of the following list are correct.
Resistance to harsh environments
what will be the tags orientation with respect to the reader field
Exposure to different temperature ranges ß Communication distance
All of the above
6. Regulations are imposed by most countries (grouped into 3 Regions) to control emissions and prevent interference with other Industrial, Scientific and Medical equipment (ISM). Which countries involved in REGION-2? (Refer to page-15)
Europe, Middle East, Africa and the former Soviet Union including Siberia
North and South America and Pacific east of the International Date Line
7. Reduction in labor costs At DC‘s (Distribution Centers) labor accounts for nearly ______ of costs. It is estimated that RFID could reduce this by nearly 30% by removing the need for manual intervention and use of barcodes when loading cases or stocking pallets.
8. Returned Goods Full visibility and automation can be potentially achieved on returned goods thereby in __________ fraud.
9. The wide adoption of RFID across the supply chain will bring significant benefits leading to reduced operational costs and hence _______ profits. Many analysts suggest that this will happen in three primary areas. They are a)Reduced inventory and shrinkage, b) Benefit from a reduction in store and warehouse labor expenses and c) A reduction in out-of-stock items.

An _______ antenna is one which radiates power equally in all directions (e.g a sphere). Refer to page-30