In this chapter, we conclude the framework we started in Chapter 5, "Framework for Deployment," to show you how to deploy RFID in your enterprise and what factors to consider. The vendor selection process is the last element of the framework for which we provide details. Proper vendor selection often makes the difference between a successful project and a failed one. For an RFID project, this is especially true because its usage is relatively new in areas such as supply chain. In this situation, selection of vendors with the appropriate expertise and staying power in the RFID field is critical. These vendors play a major role in helping you design, implement, and manage solutions with only a small set of industry-wide references, best practices, and case studies as aids. They must rely heavily on their own skills, expertise, and resources. They must also possess creative and intuitive skills to help overcome those issues and problems that may present themselves for the first time.
In this chapter, we provide the following: