Is the RFID technology ready to integrate supply chain activities?

Chan, Hing Kai and Chan, Felix T. S. (2008) Is the RFID technology ready to integrate supply chain activities? International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2 (1). pp. 72-83. ISSN 1748-1260

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is not a new technology and has been introduced for military applications for a long time. Nevertheless, it has been recognised as a device that may soon change the mode of operations throughout the supply chain. There is no question that the technology will reduce labour and improve accuracy in inventory management by improving inventory visibility. However, a review of recent research and the development of RFID technology in supply chain related applications indicated that deployment of the technology are restricted to the mandates of some giant players in the industries. It is still unclear that how return on investment of RFID-based projects could be justified. This paper aims to present a review of the technology and some recent development of RFID in relation to supply chain applications. Future research direction is then suggested.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Innovation, Technology and Operations Management
Depositing User: Lucy Piper
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2011 12:31
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 16:41


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