Sunday, November 09, 2003

This post is about the hottest enterprise technology.

I bet you think I'm talking about web services. Well, I'm not. It's time for me to start blogging about RFID and more precisely EPC.

I've considered starting a new blog dedicated to RFID, but I think I'm going to keep the posts inside of this blog. Web services and RFID will likely settle into a symbiotic relationship.

About 6 years ago, I had sector level responsibility for manufacturing systems at 3M. This involved building, buying and integrating all of the usual suspects (demand management, MRP, Lab BOM, Lab content mgmt., SCE (pick, pack, ship, label, optimize, capacity planning, etc.) Recently, I've had the pleasure of working on a supply chain project with Procter & Gamble. This has been a great experience. The first thing I noticed was that not much has really changed in the last decade. Sure collaborative planning, forecasting, dynamic safety stocks, etc. are all incrementally improving. But for the most part the changes are incremental.

RFID / EPC is not incremental. It is monumental. I'm going to blog more on this later. For now, if you want to get educated , go to the following sites:

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