RFID for the Whole Supply Chain

Network-based radio frequency identification from Blue Vector Systems can be used across multiple business processes

Mountain View, CA — September 29, 2004 — Blue Vector Systems said today it has created a network-based approach to enable supply chain management with radio frequency identification (RFID). The company said its solution provides a global view of the entire RFID network with the ability to control and modify RFID business processes across the supply chain.

The appliance-based building-blocks approach allows companies to deploy RFID implementations that can be migrated from small implementations to complex implementations with large footprints, according to Blue Vector. The dedicated appliances can be maintained and managed remotely from a centralized management and configuration dashboard.

Blue Vector said its NetAspect Weaver technology is reconfigurable, allowing business process, technology and standard changes to be made in real-time. Disruptions to the supply chain, such as recalls, can be handled and incorporated into the RFID infrastructure. The company said reconfigurability also incorporates new standards, new enterprise software systems and compliance mandates.

The network-oriented approach to RFID implementation, Blue Vector said, enables the same RFID infrastructure to be used across multiple business processes. For example, the transportation management systems and the warehouse management systems can now be linked to each other at the RFID infrastructure layer, and communicate information with each other in real-time through RFID based events.