Enhancing the information transmission for pharmaceutical supply chain based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and internet of things

S. L. Ting, S. K. Kwok, Albert H C Tsang, Wing Bun Lee

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Abstract

Information transmission is one of the important features desired in pharmaceutical supply chain. But, at the same time, it is a challenge task as there is an information transmission lag in the existing model of supply chain management. The need of supply chain visibility and transparency in pharmaceutical industry has increased tremendously with the emerging autoidentification technologies. The motivation to introduce autoidentification technologies could be to gain rapid benefits in visualization of supply chain information. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and EPC can be used to meet this attempt. With the advent of accurate and reliable information transmission, various supply chain concepts, such as adaptive logistics management, virtual warehouse, and counterfeit combat can be achieved. The main aim of this paper is to outline the possibility of applying RFID and Internet of Things in enhancing the pharmaceutical supply chain information transmission. Based on the study, benefits and issues related to such technologies integration are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSCMIS 2010 - Proceedings of 2010 8th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationLogistics Systems and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event2010 8th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems: Logistics Systems and Engineering, SCMIS 2010 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Oct 20108 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference2010 8th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems: Logistics Systems and Engineering, SCMIS 2010
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/10/108/10/10

Keywords

  • Electronic product code (EPC)
  • Information transmission
  • Internet of things
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • Supply chain information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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