Will NFC make the mobile wallet work?

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Discussion:  It was recently announced that the new iPhone 4S would not have NFC (near field communication) technology integrated into it, which was disappointing to many.  The NFC chip, which is a form of radio frequency identification (RFID),  is used to enable the mobile wallet.  One concern of NFC is that the chip remains programmable,… Read more »

YouTube Video – How Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Works

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Description: 2:31 minutes. YouTube video on topic of how RFID works.  Link is to YouTube video that gives visual examples of RFID applications & uses. Source: CBN, YouTube Video Date: 1/1/2007 Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNPDgudPmXE Discussion Questions: 1. How can RFID help supply chain management? 2. Supply chains driven by customer demand: a. traditional supply chains b. demand driven… Read more »

KIVA Systems – Robots Perform Distribution & Handling

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          Description: Demonstration of Kiva Systems.  The article discusses the utilization of robots in performing distribution & handling of inventory.  Source: KIVA Systems Link: http://www.kivasystems.com/demo/index.html Discussion Questions: 1. How effective is distribution & handling of inventory when performed by robots? 2. Ordering, shipping & receiving materials: a. inventory management b. logistics management c. quality… Read more »

All Business – Home Depot Employs Self Checkout

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              Description: All Business Topics article about self-check-out system in place at Home Depot.  Describe the typical customer at Home Depot & the significance of such a change in terms of cost, efficiency, customer service. Source: Retail Merchandiser / All Business Topics Date: 1/31/2002 Link: http://www.allbusiness.com/retail-trade/4294050-1.html Discussion Questions: How has the… Read more »

Wikipedia Entry – Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)

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Description:  Wikipedia definition of RFID.  Task students to come up with examples with which they come into contact daily or routinely. Discusses advantages & disadvantages of its use. Source: Wikipedia     Date: 12/3/2010 Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rfid Discussion Questions: 1. What are the benefits to the consumer of RFID usage? 2. Define RFID & give examples. 3…. Read more »