RFID Adoption and Implications - empirica

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RFID Adoption and Implications - empirica

RFID adoption and implications

3.4 Key barriers to RFID adoption and lessons learned from case studies...............................72

3.5 RFID investment plans and adoption roadmap...................................................................77

3.6 Summary and conclusions of RFID deployment.................................................................80

4 RFID benefits and business impact.............................................................83

4.1 Impact on productivity and innovation................................................................................83

4.2 Impact on employment and workforce composition............................................................89

4.3 RFID ROI..........................................................................................................................95

4.3.1 RFID costs......................................................................................................................................95

4.3.2 Business case assessment.............................................................................................................96

4.4 Summary of impact analysis............................................................................................ 101

5 Case studies..............................................................................................103

5.1 METRO Group (Germany)............................................................................................... 105

5.2 Hewlett-Packard (Brazil).................................................................................................. 112

5.3 Euro Pool System (Belgium)............................................................................................ 118

5.4 Hong Kong International Airport....................................................................................... 123

5.5 Land Rover (UK)............................................................................................................. 128

5.6 Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori (Italy).................................................................................. 134

5.7 New Look (UK)................................................................................................................ 144

5.8 Futura Systems (Spain)................................................................................................... 147

5.9 Schuitema (Netherlands)................................................................................................. 152

5.10 Motol university hospital (Czech Republic)....................................................................... 158

5.11 Summary of case study findings...................................................................................... 162

6 Conclusions: outlook and policy implications ..........................................163

6.1 Outlook on further possible RFID developments.............................................................. 164

6.2 Policy implications........................................................................................................... 165

6.2.1 Supporting RFID skills development to improve European Industry Competitive Performance......... 166

6.2.2 Long-term regulatory framework for radio frequency standards....................................................... 167

6.2.3 Analyse potential environmental impacts resulting from the diffusion of billions of RFID devices and

provide recycling guidelines for consumer products........................................................................ 168

6.2.4 Promote EU level R&D cooperative research for medium-long term RFID applications and innovations

– a focus on wireless mesh-network communication protocols........................................................ 169

References.............................................................................................................170

Annex I: The e-Business Survey 2007 – methodology report...............................174

Annex II: RFID standards.......................................................................................180

Annex III: RFID standard bodies and regulation....................................................182

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