Title: Delivering on the promise of auto-ID through intelligent agent technologies

Authors: Hanns-Christian L. Hanebeck, Mahesh S. Raisinghani

Addresses: Enterprise Applications, GlobeRanger Corp., 1130 E. Arapaho Road, Suite 600, Richardson, TX 75081, USA. ' TWU, School of Management, P.O. Box 425738, CFO 405, Denton, Texas 76204-5738, USA

Abstract: This paper investigates the two classes of wireless supply chain application (i.e., mobility applications, which rely on cellular or satellite mobile communication; and radio-frequency applications, which use short-range radio waves to communicate) to identify the business benefits associated with each and design an evolving scenario to reveal tendencies and future development in Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Business-to-Business (B2B) e-commerce. It presents a framework for future developments in RFID in B2B e-commerce as a supply chain coordination solution. While the focus on RFID deployment to date has been on data collection, the complete payoff is in automating manual processes, tracking goods, and sharing data with customers and suppliers. The implications for theory and practice are discussed.

Keywords: radio frequency identification; RFID; innovation; supply chain coordination; SCC; wireless supply chain management; learning; wireless inventory management; business-to-business; B2B; e-commerce; auto-ID.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2007.012579

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2007 Vol.4 No.4, pp.411 - 424

Published online: 23 Feb 2007 *

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