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An exploratory study of RFID adoption in the retail sector
18 February 2010 | Operation Managing Research | Mithu Bhattacharya & Chao-Hsien Chu & Jack Hayya & Tracy Mullen.
RFID  retailers  value_chains  Turnstyle 
march 2015 by jerryking
You don’t want your privacy: Disney and the meat space data race — Tech News and Analysis
By John Foreman, MailChimp
Jan. 18, 2014

meat space is an internet-first way of viewing the world.

The research questions that might be answered with this type of tracking data are endless:

What menu items served at breakfast at the resort hotel restaurants will result in the longest stay at the park?
Do we detect an influx of park-goers into the bathrooms for long stays on the toilet? Perhaps they all ate at the same place, and we can cut off a foodborne illness problem before it gets worse.
Is there a roller coaster that’s correlated with early park departure or a high incidence of bathroom visits? That means less money in the park’s pockets. How might that coaster be altered?
Is there a particular ride and food fingerprint for the type of park visitor that’s likely to buy in-park high-dollar merchandise? If so, can we actively get vendors in front of this attendee’s eye by moving hawkers to them at just the right time?
data  privacy  Disney  RFID  sensors  massive_data_sets  data_driven  data_scientists  theme_parks  personalization  tracking  scheduling  queuing  meat_space  digital_first  questions 
january 2014 by jerryking
Dundee’s real-time data innovations are as good as gold -
Dec. 01 2013 | The Globe and Mail | ERIC REGULY

Installing a data network in the mine puts Dundee at the forefront of the industry’s next phase – treating mines as if they were just-in-time manufacturing sites. That means every activity, from the number of scoops of ore delivered to the crushing machine to the number of metres drilled into the rock face, is recorded and displayed in real time.

In most mines, this data is now written on paper and collected at the end of the work shift, and the numbers are often inaccurate. “We want to turn an extremely low-tech industry into a high-tech industry,” Mr. Howes says. “If this industry wants to advance, it’s going to take a lot of software development.”

Any mishap or slowdown, from a truck that has made an unscheduled stop to a miner who is behind schedule, is immediately transmitted to the surface and action is taken. The surface crew even knows the whereabouts of its workers because an RFID – radio frequency identification device – is embedded in the battery that powers the helmet-mounted lamps.
real-time  Eric_Reguly  mining  massive_data_sets  Wi-Fi  RFID  data  Dundee 
december 2013 by jerryking
Mapping the Future with Big Data
July-August 2013 | World Future Society (Vol. 47, No. 4) |By Patrick Tucker.

The hiker scenario is one that Esri (originally Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc.) demonstrates at conferences, such as its Federal GIS user conference that took place in February. It is, in many ways, a snapshot of the way that statistical data from databases, user data from multiple participants, and social network data from the public will change the nature of rapid decision making in the years ahead. It’s a very big change, and Esri is at the forefront of the way big data and geography will merge in the future....In the nascent era of big data, Esri is poised to become much more significant as we incorporate computerized sensing and broadcasting abilities into our physical environment, creating what is sometimes called an “Internet of things.” Data from sensor networks, RFID tags, surveillance cameras, unmanned aerial vehicles, and geotagged social-media posts all have geographical components to them. After decades of quietly serving the computer mapping and modeling needs of its clients, Esri has suddenly found itself in a new field, using geo-specific data to reveal how businesses, institutions, populations, and entire nations are changing—or being changed by—the physical world, in real time.
future  massive_data_sets  mapping  GIS  predictive_modeling  cyberphysical  tacit_data  crowdsourcing  ESRI  geography  sensors  Industrial_Internet  RFID  meat_space  real-time  location_based_services  LBMA  physical_world 
july 2013 by jerryking
Making Waves
May 31, 2004 | Barron's Online | Sandra Ward
RFID  Wal-Mart  tools  productivity  Tibco 
july 2012 by jerryking
Tire Recalls Show Flaws in the System - WSJ.com
November 1, 2007 | WSJ | By TIMOTHY AEPPEL

Poor Communication Means Potentially Dangerous Products Often Remain With Consumers And on Store Shelves....Notifying consumers is a problem in many kinds of recalls, in part because of the sheer volume of recall announcements. An average of 28 recalls are announced each week, says Dirk Gibson, an associate professor of communications at the University of New Mexico who studies recalls. Six separate arms of the government have the authority to do recalls, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Coast Guard and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
product_recalls  Communicating_&_Connecting  automobile  automotive_industry  RFID  Goodyear  Wal-Mart  Ford 
june 2012 by jerryking
Do You Need a Partner? - WSJ.com
MARCH 7, 2010 | WSJ | By ALEXANDRA LEVIT. A biz partnership is
like a marriage, know your top candidates on a personal level. Make
sure you genuinely enjoy spending time with them. Pay special attention
to whether you trust & can communicate openly with them, as these
are essential traits in a successful partnership. Next, you'll want to
do a background check, which involves asking potential partners for
detailed resumes, financial statements & references from people
they've done business with before. Once you select a partner, approach
the new relationship with total transparency. Put mutual expectations on
paper and have an attorney draw up a formal partnership agreement.

This agreement should include details such as how the business is
organized (general partnership, corp., LLC, etc.); how profits &
losses will be managed; how the business will run on a daily basis; what
will happen if one partner dies, retires or leaves the business; &
relevant liability, insurance & tax info..
partnerships  RFID  reference-checking 
july 2011 by jerryking

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