Electronic Control System
Wal-Mart is one of the companies in the world that have embraced the use of Information Systems Division (ISD). This system has enabled the company to monitor and audit its products through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).Kansas and Arkansas stores have implemented the initiative for some years now. This was triggered by competition in the market by rival companies such as target and k-mart that were not only doing well but also increased efficiency. This essay focuses on the challenges encountered by Wal-Mart in the implementation of this technology.
First, the equipment used includes warehouse inventory software, electronic product code (EPC) and RFID tags. These are just but some of the materials that the organization need to install this technology. My project looks at the implementation challenges, which includetracking of stolen goods from the premises, system failure and systemic problems, such as double counting of a single product. These are key grounds that may render the system inefficient. This is because of the fact that the utilization of the technology may lead to inconveniencies due to over-reliance. The method used to implement the ordeal is by entering into a contract with suppliers and dealers of the systems. By doing this, Wal-Mart stands to benefit from efficient service delivery(Curty, Joehl, Dehollain, & Declercq, 2012).
In conclusion, RFID system helps track organization resources from the time the goods move in to the time the products move out of the premises. The updated record for sales and goods available helps the organization plan ahead. This information is also used in making crucial decision that aids the improvement process. Many organizations in the world have increasingly used the system for various purposes. However, there are still a lot of issues to be addressed while using RFID.
Curty, J., Joehl, N., Dehollain, C., & Declercq, M. J. (2012). Remotely powered addressable UHF RFID integrated system. IEEE Journal of Solid-state Circuits, 12(2), 120-150. doi:10.1109/JSSC.2005.857352