Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that has been in use since the 1940’s; however, practical business applications are more recently being developed. Dell Computers looked at their Xiamen, China manufacturing facility to see if RFID technology could result in improved efficiencies with quick payoff. The resulting scorecard showed areas within their facility that RFID technology could improve.
Barlow Jr., William E.; Brannon, Michael T.; Jiannuzzi, Jonathan L.; and Moss, Tobias B., "Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology at Dell Computer Corporation" (2006). SAIS 2006 Proceedings. 33.