The Value of RF Based Information

  • Dieter Uckelmann
Conference paper


Today we see a rapid shift of traditional supply chains towards internetdriven supply networks. Radio frequency (RF) based technologies such as RFID and RF based sensors will support this change by combining the physical and virtual world.While the cost for RF infrastructure faces a substantial decrease, the cost of providing and updating product and supply chain relevant data will increase as a consequence of the growing need for information. In many cases the positive contribution of RF based information to this dynamic change will be hindered because of doubtful return on investment (ROI) in internet-driven supply networks. Based on three scenarios, the paper will show a new concept of billable RF based information, which may be integrated into the concept of the “Internet-of-Things” as it is known today.


Supply Chain Radio Frequency Electronic Data Interchange Billing System Electronic Product Code 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Laudon K, Laudon P (2002) Essentials of Management Information Systems, Prentice Hall, 5th editionGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Zwei-Klassen-Gesellschaft bei RFID (in German), Computerwoche, 16.06.2005,, Last visited: 25.08.2007Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Uckelmann, D (2007) Utilizing application- and data fact identifiers for structured, RFID-based data communication, 4th RFID Academic Convocation Brussels, 13./14.03.2007Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Gaukler G M, Seifert R W, Hausman W H, (2007) Item-Level RFID in the Retail Supply Chain, Production and Operations Management, vol 16 (1), pp. 65-76Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Chappell G, Ginsburg L, Schmidt P, Smith J, Tobolski J (2003) Auto-ID on the Line: The Value of Auto-ID Technology in Manufacturing,, last visited: 22.08.2007Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    ICT Security, e-Invoicing and e-Payment Activities in European Enterprises, European Commission (2005), 09.2005, , last visited: 22.08.2007Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Harrison M (2004) EPC Information Service,, last visited 22.08.2007Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Taggruber V (2003) Die Bedeutung des Textilsegments auf dem Weg zu “Ubiquitous computing”, 3. Schönenberger Logistikforum, Landsberg/Lech,, last visited: 22.08.2007Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Establishing Performance Standards and Benchmarks for Pharmaceuticals through Cold Chain Logistics (2004) Department Transport & Urban Planning Transport Planning Agency, Government of South AustraliaGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    m2p Consulting (2005) Implementing RFID Tagged Baggage, The 3rd Annual Middle East Aviation IT Manager Forum, Dubai 22.11.2005Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations