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Books on Barcode and RFID Systems

SABR offers the following books as reading on the subject of Bar Coding and associated systems.

 

Revolution at the Checkout Counter
The Explosion of the Bar Code
by Stephen A. Brown,
Harvard University Press.


 
The Universal Product Code (UPC)--a small rectangle of black and white bars--adorns virtually every retail item we purchase. Yet twenty-five years ago, the UPC was a mere kernel of an idea shared by a small cadre of manufacturing and chain store executives. Here Stephen Brown, the legal counsel of those pioneering executives, traces its origin and evolution. The development of the UPC illustrates the process of setting industry standards without government intervention and shows how systems of complementary technologies evolve. The economic consequences of the UPC are investigated in an introduction by Professor John T. Dunlop and Jan Rivkin.  
Getting Started with Bar Codes
A Systematic Guide
by Richard D. Bushnell
and Richard B. Meyers


 
Takes you step-by-step through the implementation of bar code systems. It is really a "How To" book. This book explains the technology, hardware, and software with words, pictures, and diagrams. Then it provides the checklists, project forms and recommended methods you can follow to define, design and successfully implement a system.  
The Bar Code Implementation Guide:
Using Bar Codes in Distribution

by Stephen Pearce and Richard D. Bushnell


 
A practical guide that will expedite implementation of bar-code-related systems and equipment; a workbook that takes a simple, straightforward approach. The book is geared towards the implementation team, including executives who must understand what is involved and how to manage the project, operations people who are going to "live" with the system and information systems people who will make it work and keep it running.  
UPN Bar Code Labelling:
A Guide for Implementation in Healthcare

by Karen M. Lange


 
This is the first "how to" book for the project team charged with making a recommendation to management regarding UPN bar coding and for the project team responsible for implementing a UPN labelling project. This book answers the needs of companies who must choose between the following UPN formats: HIBC Labeller Identification Code (LIC); UCC / EAN-128; U.P.C. / EAN.  
Bar Code Compliance Labelling for the Supply Chain:
How to Do It

by Rick Bushnell and Jim Dooley


 
This book is a "how to" book for the project team charged with implementing a compliance labelling project or studying the project prior to making a recommendation to management regarding compliance. This book is also applicable to companies who are mandating that their vendors provide bar codes on their products.  
Inventory Accuracy
People Processes, & Technology

by David J. Piasecki


 
Inventory accuracy starts with an understanding of the conditions under which errors occur and ends with error-resistant processes, intelligent use of technology, a well-trained and highly motivated workforce, and an ongoing process of continuous improvement. In between, there's cycle counting, root cause analysis, process evaluation, user interface design, procedures, employee training, accountability, control methods, process checks, audits, exception reporting, transaction techniques, measurement, counting methods, bar codes, RF systems, speech-based technology, light systems, and software. Inventory Accuracy: People, Processes, & Technology covers all of these topics and more in a comprehensive treatment of the subject of inventory accuracy in distribution, fulfilment, and manufacturing environments. In addition to documenting the standard tools and techniques used to achieve accuracy, the author provides insights as to why many of the standard solutions don't provide the best results and offers alternative methods. The focus on practical solutions that take into account the sometimes-conflicting priorities that affect accuracy, results in an approach that not only looks good on paper, but more importantly, works in the real world.

 

 
RFID Handbook:
Fundamentals and Applications in Contactless Smart Cards and Identification

by Klaus Finkenzeller

 
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is used in all areas of automatic data capture allowing contactless identification of objects using RF. With applications ranging from secure internet payment systems to industrial automation and access control, RFID technology solutions are receiving much attention in the research and development departments of large corporations. RFID is a major growth are in auto ID, allowing emergency vehicles to safely trip traffic signals, and providing the technology behind contactless smart cards, "autopiloting" cars, and production automation. Fully revised and updated to include all the latest information on industry standards and applications, this new edition provides a standard reference for people working with RFID technology. Expanded sections explain exactly how RFID systems work, and provide up-to-date information on the development of new tags such as the smart label.
  • Updated coverage of RFID technologies, including electron data carrier architecture and common algorithms for anticollision
  • Details the latest RFID applications, such as the smartlabel, e-commerce and the electronic purse, document tracking and e-ticketing
  • Detailed appendix providing up-to-date information on relevant ISO standards and regulations, including descriptions of ISO 14443 for contactless ticketing and ISO 15693 covering the smartlabel
A leading edge reference for this rapidly evolving technology, this text is of interest to practitioners in auto ID and IT designing RFID products and end-users of RFID technology, computer and electronics engineers in security system development and microchip designers, automation, industrial and transport engineers and materials handling specialists. Also a valuable resource for graduate level students in electronics and industrial engineering design.
 

 

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