TY - CHAP A1 - Rhonda Skaggs ED1 - Cristina Turcu Y1 - 2011-08-17 PY - 2011 T1 - The U.S. National Animal Identification System (NAIS) & the U.S. Beef-Cattle Sector: A Post-Mortem Analysis of NAIS N2 - Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that is rapidly gaining popularity due to its several benefits in a wide area of applications like inventory tracking, supply chain management, automated manufacturing, healthcare, etc. The benefits of implementing RFID technologies can be seen in terms of efficiency (increased speed in production, reduced shrinkage, lower error rates, improved asset tracking etc.) or effectiveness (services that companies provide to the customers). Leading to considerable operational and strategic benefits, RFID technology continues to bring new levels of intelligence and information, strengthening the experience of all participants in this research domain, and serving as a valuable authentication technology. We hope this book will be useful for engineers, researchers and industry personnel, and provide them with some new ideas to address current and future issues they might be facing. BT - Deploying RFID SP - Ch. 9 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/16581 DO - 10.5772/16581 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-23 ER -