You have seen examples of how RFID can help a business, learned about the history of RFID technology, and reviewed the components of an RFID system. You have also reviewed key RFID standards and learned how you can leverage them to build a robust RFID solution. Now it is time to answer the next question: "What steps do you take to deploy RFID in your company?"
Successful deployment of RFID technology in an enterprise requires thorough understanding of the business problem, careful planning, and optimal organizational capability to execute on the plan. An ad-hoc approach to deploying RFID is not likely to yield optimal benefits. In fact, it can distract an enterprise from its goals and harm the business. In this chapter, we will cover the following:
Many of the examples provided in this chapter, Chapter 6, "Organizational Mobilization," and Chapter 7, "Cost-Benefit Analysis," are derived from real-life case studies based on interviews with industry practitioners like you. Details on some of these case studies are provided in Appendix A for your reference.