Title: RFID and the cash-to-cash cycle

Authors: Susan A. Vowels

Addresses: Department of Business Management, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620, USA

Abstract: The literature has documented retailer interest in the deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology as a means of attaining increased returns on investment through incremental improvements in supply chain activities. In this paper, we argue that singular, inherent characteristics of RFID also support a radical improvement in retailer cash-to-cash cycles to the detriment of supplier cash-to-cash cycles, for retailers that mandate the strategic use of RFID-tagged consignment inventory.

Keywords: RFID; radio frequency identification; supply chain management; SCM; cash-to-cash cycle; cash cycle shift; consignment inventory; metrics; point of sale; retailers; manufacturing information technology; strategy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRFITA.2009.025149

International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications, 2009 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.133 - 164

Published online: 14 May 2009 *

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