The role of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in the textiles and fashion supply chain: An overview

Wai Keung Wong, Z. X. Guo

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Barcode and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology have been widely applied in automatic identification and tracking throughout the textiles and fashion supply chain. This chapter will first compare the differences between these technologies and discuss how RFID technology can perform better than barcode technology in various aspects. The fundamentals of RFID technology, the architecture of an RFID system and an overview of the application of RFID technology in the textiles and fashion supply chain will be described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFashion Supply Chain Management Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780857098115
ISBN (Print)9780857098054
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2014


  • Barcode
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • System architecture
  • Textiles and fashion supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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