Title: The development and implementation status of RFID in China

Authors: Annibal Jose Scavarda, Peter O'Neill, Luiz Felipe Scavarda, Xiaoyang Wang

Addresses: Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, 660 TNRB, Provo, Utah, 84602–3131, USA. ' Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Building N7, Sir John Monash Drive, Caulfield East, VIC 3145, Australia. ' Industrial Engineering Department Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Marques de Sao Vicente, 225 sala: 950L – 22453–900, Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil. ' School of Management, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Building 108, Level 16, 239 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Vic 3001, Australia

Abstract: Although the development of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has been amazing, it is still in its infancy worldwide. RFID still has to overcome several obstacles such as privacy and security, cost and standardisation. The industry in China offers a great arena for research in this field, as it is one of the most significant manufacturing players in the world and has begun devoting resources to local RFID technology development. This paper|s goal is to analyse the development and implementation of RFID in China. To achieve this goal, 18 interviews were conducted within five Chinese participant groups: researchers, logistics experts, RFID technology manufacturers, manufacturers| representatives and government establishment officers. The authors can state that the development and implementation status of RFID in the Chinese industry is behind that of developed countries, but is becoming more prominent in closed-loop applications despite the lack of local standards, low security and high costs.

Keywords: radio frequency identification; RFID; information technology; innovation; supply chain management; SCM; logistics; China; case studies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2009.024450

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2009 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.317 - 329

Available online: 04 Apr 2009 *

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