Logically, radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment will be a far cry from a minor development project that can be completed in a few months or weeks. It will take months and years to assess how RFID will affect manufacturing and shipping operations and IT systems. It will take time to bring software up to a pilot stage, and after that, years of fine-tuning and IT system development will be needed to fully realize the gains in operational efficiency that the technology promises.
across the globe, and RFID requires an international agreement or standards on wavelengths and signal strengths. Then, there is the well-debated privacy issue, which has been exploited by the press and a number of, rightfully or not, concerned consumer organizations. In theory, these issues have already penetrated our lives—whether it be the data from loyalty and frequent flyer cards; EZ highway toll passes; credit and debit cards; cell phone cards and bills, and the numerous, and easily obtainable