Authors: Lidong Wang
Addresses: Department of Applied Technology, Mississippi Valley State University, 14000 Hwy 82 West, MVSU # 5195, Itta Bena, MS 38941, USA
Abstract: The methods that support agriculture and food supply chains management through radio frequency identification (RFID) were studied. RFID-based tracking systems can monitor animals, control outbreaks of animal diseases, and monitor the freshness of fruits and vegetables. Based on electronic product code (EPC) and the EPCglobal Network, RFID can perform traceability of products from the beginning to the end of supply chains in agriculture and the food industry, which can be an anti-counterfeit measure for product branding and perform hazards control in food products. Challenges and future work about RFID applications in agriculture and food supply chains were also discussed.
Keywords: radio frequency identification; RFID; barcodes; information technology; agricultural supply chains; food supply chains; supply chain management; SCM; sensors; animal tracking; disease control; electronic product code; EPC; EPCglobal Network; anti-counterfeiting measures; brand protection; product traceability; information management.
International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2012 Vol.11 No.3, pp.225 - 239
Received: 12 Aug 2009
Accepted: 20 May 2010
Published online: 13 Jul 2012 *