Emerging Mobile Technology and Supply Chain Integration: Using RFID to Streamline the Integrated Supply Chain

Emerging Mobile Technology and Supply Chain Integration: Using RFID to Streamline the Integrated Supply Chain

Richard Schilhavy (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA) and A. F. Salam (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-817-8.ch062
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Abstract

This chapter explores how a mobile tracking technology is able to further streamline the integrated supply chain. Previous technologies which have attempted to integrate suppliers, manufactures, distributors and retailers have lacked the flexibility and efficiency necessary to justify the prohibiting costs. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology however enables various organizations along the supply chain to share information regarding specific products and easily remotely manage internal inventory levels. These applications are only a sample of what RFID is able to accomplish for the integrated supply chain, and this chapter seeks to explore those applications.

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