An RFID implementation study in inventory management

Xin Zeng, King Lun Tommy Choy, Harry K.H. Chow

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In this paper, we compare three RFID implementation strategies in the inventory management of a retail store. The three strategies are: 1 pallet-level tagging, which deals with fixing RFID tags on pallets only 2 case-level tagging, which is for fixing RFID tags on cases only 3 thecombined tagging strategy, which is for fixing RFID tags onto both pallets and cases. The objective of this paper to perform a trade-off study between the investment resulting from implementing RFID tagging using these different strategies and the visibility of the inventory level, based on a simulation model. Through using the simulation model, we develop a better understanding of the conditions under which RFID implementation strategies are cost effective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-522
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Value Chain Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2008


  • Inventory management
  • RFID tagging
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management

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