Development of an RFID-based sushi management system: The case of a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant

Wai Ting Ngai, F. F.C. Suk, S. Y.Y. Lo

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We describe the design and development of a radio-frequency identification (RFID)-based sushi management (RFSM) system in a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant to enhance operational efficiency. The system is designed to help a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant to achieve better inventory control, responsive replenishment, and food safety control, as well as to improve its quality of service. This study demonstrates the significance and benefits of using RFID technology specifically in the food industry. The lessons learned from this effort help to support and further the academic and practitioner literature, especially in the area of RFID systems development. Finally, we address the limitations of this study and several areas of future development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)630-645
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008


  • Food industry
  • Food safety
  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
  • Sushi management system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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