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Purdue's RFID supply chain for e-pedigree compliance: applying the technology-organisation-environment (TOE) framework
by Rebecca Angeles
International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), Vol. 10, No. 4, 2012


Abstract: The adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) is expected to pick up speed in the pharmaceutical industry as the US Government has imposed a regulation requiring the generation of pedigrees or a historical record of the movement of prescription drugs through different supply chain nodes. 'Electronic' pedigrees require the use of electronic means to establish these records of custody. RFID is perceived to be a leading and promising technology for accelerating e-pedigree deployment among prescription drug firms. This study uses Tornatzky and Fleischer's (1990) technology-organisation-environment (TOE) theoretical framework to analyse and understand Purdue pharmaceutical's RFID implementation to meet the e-pedigree requirement.

Online publication date: Fri, 20-Jul-2012


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