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Exploring the impacts of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology on supply chain performance


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  • Sari, Kazim


This paper is aimed at providing a framework to help managers of a supply chain enterprise determine the appropriate operational and environmental conditions under which investing in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is more beneficial. For this purpose, a four-echelon supply chain that is operated under different levels of collaboration is examined in a comprehensive simulation model. Results from the simulation model show that integrating RFID technology within a supply chain provides significantly greater benefits when the level of collaboration between the participants is more intensive. In addition, the results also show that these benefits are stronger when lead times are longer and/or when demand uncertainty in marketplace is lower.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

Volume (Year): 207 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (November)
Pages: 174-183

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:207:y:2010:i:1:p:174-183

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Keywords: Supply chain management Radio frequency identification Simulation;


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  1. Piramuthu, Selwyn & Wochner, Sina & Grunow, Martin, 2014. "Should retail stores also RFID-tag ‘cheap’ items?," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 233(1), pages 281-291.
  2. Lee, Jongkuk & Palekar, Udatta S. & Qualls, William, 2011. "Supply chain efficiency and security: Coordination for collaborative investment in technology," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 210(3), pages 568-578, May.
  3. Chongwatpol, Jongsawas & Sharda, Ramesh, 2013. "RFID-enabled track and traceability in job-shop scheduling environment," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 227(3), pages 453-463.
  4. Ngai, Eric W.T. & Cheung, Bernard K.S. & Lam, S.S. & Ng, C.T., 2014. "RFID value in aircraft parts supply chains: A case study," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 147(PB), pages 330-339.


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