Title: Supply chain innovation for short-life products: a preventive assessment of RFID deployment and implementation

Authors: Alessandra Vecchi, Louis Brennan

Addresses: School of Business, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. ' School of Business, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Abstract: The aim of this article is to introduce a prescriptive framework aimed at addressing radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment and implementation by clearly identifying the practical steps that need to be undertaken in order to carry out a comprehensive preventive risk assessment from both a business and a technical perspective. Drawing on a broader research project on RFID aimed at supporting intelligent business networking and innovative consumer services, the development of the framework is informed by the authors| work in the preparation of a RFID-based application at an established grocery retailer for short-life products. From the research, it emerges that while the opportunities seem promising, there are also challenges to be met in both deploying and implementing RFID.

Keywords: consumer services; RFID; radio frequency identification; short-life products; supply chain innovation; supply chain management; SCM; risk assessment; grocery retailing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2009.027176

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2009 Vol.3 No.5, pp.535 - 554

Published online: 17 Jul 2009 *

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