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TLMT602 - RFID Uses in Logistics

Course Details

Course Code: TLMT602 Course ID: 4212 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The course will teach students how to analyze and advise decision makers in the use of RFID technology compared to the use of bar code tracking systems in logistics and transportation applications. Students will be able to describe the history, rationale and management impacts of why this technology was mandated by the Department of Defense and Walmart in January 2005 to be used on all shipping pallets and containers. Students will classify and explain how different active and passive RFID technology can be used to increase product movement and storage visibility along supply chains. Students will examine and compare how a real-world application of this technology is improving logistics visibility in a military or retail environment. Students will design an implementation plan to incorporate RFID technology as part of a real-world business model. Students will work in a team environment as well as individuals in creating a series of written papers on the current state of the art in using RFID technology to meet the retail or military transportation and logistics needs. Students will conduct an informal survey of military or retail decision makers to learn how to appraise qualitative as well as quantitative data and reports of the use of this technology





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the range of differences between RFID and bar code technology.
  2. Illustrate the complexity of RFID uses on an open and closed system.
  3. Distinguish the different active or passive RFID technology uses in countries other than the US.
  4. Define a range of metrics to use to measuring the performance of RFID technology in logistics or reverse logistics.
  5. Create a range of possible new metrics to use to measuring the performance of RFID technology.
  6. Perform an Assumption-­‐based Planning War Game exercise on a real-­‐world RFID application.
  7. Formulate a research problem to solve with RFID technology.
  8. Justify not using RFID technology for some product or logistics or reverse logistics process.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

Required Course Textbooks:
None. Electronic reading materials are listed in lessons area of the course.

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.