Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2011 Vol.8, No.1

 

 

Title: Retail shelf replenishment with item-level RFID tagging

 

Author: Fawaz Abdulmalek, Lin Wang, Bryan A. Norman, Jayant Rajgopal

 

Addresses:
Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, Kuwait University, Safat 13060, Kuwait.
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA.
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA.
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

 

Abstract: A major priority for large retailers is ensuring that items are on the shelf in sufficient quantities to satisfy all customer demand. In recent years, there has been much interest in the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to track items throughout the supply chain, and in particular, for providing precise and timely shelf level inventory information. We develop a detailed simulation model to study the impact of using RFID for shelf replenishment at a retail facility. The model evaluates scenarios with and without RFID to understand the relative gains, which can then be used to evaluate relevant economic trade-offs.

 

Keywords: RFID; radio frequency identification; retailing; shelf replenishment; simulation; inventory control; simulation; modelling; retail industry.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2011.040764

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2011 Vol.8, No.1, pp.19 - 37

 

Available online: 23 Jun 2011

 

 

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