Quantifying the Value of RFID and the EPCglobal Architecture Framework in Logistics

  • Dieter Uckelmann

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Introduction

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.

Keywords

Business models EPCglobal Architecture GS 1 Internet of Things RFID electronic billing

Authors and affiliations

  • Dieter Uckelmann
    • 1
  1. 1., LogDynamics LabUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27991-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27990-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27991-1
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