Title: Investigating the impact of RFID technology utilisation on supply chain and performance with a case study in Iran's manufacturing industries

Authors: Arash Shahin; Javad Khazaei Pool; Azam Khalili

Addresses: Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Hezarjarib St., 81746-73441, Isfahan, Iran ' Quality Management Research Group, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran ' Quality Management Research Group, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to develop a model for investigating the impact of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology on supply chain and performance. The proposed model has been analysed using structural equations modelling (SEM). The study population includes Iran's manufacturing companies. Findings indicate the positive impact of applying RFID on lean, agile and leagile chains and performance. In addition, the lean, agile and leagile chains are three predicting indicators of performance. Findings can assist managers in developing the application of RFID technology; applying strategies of lean, agile and leagile chains; and designing more effective mechanisms for performance improvement.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; radio frequency identification; RFID; agile supply chains; leagile supply chains; lean supply chains; supply chain performance; case study; Iran; manufacturing industry; structural equation modelling; SEM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2016.079984

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2016 Vol.9 No.6, pp.751 - 770

Received: 15 Jul 2015
Accepted: 03 Oct 2015

Published online: 24 Sep 2016 *

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