The impact of RFID technology on the formulation of logistics strategy

Y. Y. Cheung, King Lun Tommy Choy, C. W. Lau, Y. K. Leung

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Abstract

RFID is a rapidly emerging technology that can be applied to enhance supply chain management. Previous researchers have sought maximum potential applicability of RFID in various modules of the supply chain, such as inventory management, asset management, warehouse operation, manufacturing processes and retail marketing. Automated RFID systems have been examined for achieving a high level of information transparency, inventory visibility, product availability, and system responsiveness and agility, however, discussion on the potential advantages and the effects of RFID technology on the decision making of logistics operations and on the formulation of logistics strategies is limited. This article focuses on investigating the impact of RFID adoption on logistics business strategy and operation. A strategy analysis is developed by employing the resource-based view (RBV) which examines the link between RFID systems and logistics strategy. This article contributes to filling the gap in the research into RFID as a strategic resource and provides insight into the strategic value of RFID in managing the supply chain and its associated logistics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET '08 - 2008 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings Technology Management for a Sustainable Economy
Pages1673-1680
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2008
Event2008 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Technology Management for a Sustainable Economy, PICMET '08 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 27 Jul 200831 Jul 2008

Conference

Conference2008 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Technology Management for a Sustainable Economy, PICMET '08
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period27/07/0831/07/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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