Title: Radio frequency identification: past, present and future business applications

Authors: Pedro M. Reyes, Gregory V. Frazier

Addresses: Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University, TX 76798-8006, USA. ' Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0437, USA

Abstract: Successful organisations never stand still – they always strive to improve their supply chain performance. Sometimes technology solutions allow for better supply chain management. One such technology has recently garnered great interest in supply chain circles: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Although RFID technology is not new, recent technological advances provide new capabilities for improving supply chain performance. This paper describes the history of RFID, its present use in supply chain management and future business applications.

Keywords: adoption issues; radio frequency identification; RFID; supply chain management; SCM; management technology; supply chain performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISM.2007.011972

International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 2007 Vol.3 No.2, pp.125 - 134

Published online: 07 Jan 2007 *

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