IJIMT 2010 Vol.1(2): 198-204  ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2010.V1.37

RFID – The Best Technology in Supply Chain Management

Kamaladevi B

Abstract—During the last decade, most organizations have implemented enterprise-wide applications and integration platforms. These implementations have delivered benefits in terms of data synchronization and information flows within the organization, and with trading partners providing valuable inputs for planning and optimization of schedules and reporting. However, automated data capture and tracking in real-time has-been a major bottleneck, affecting the ability of organizations to optimize their investments in supply chain solutions. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology is emerging as a technology that could provide the answer to the problems. Using tags, readers and radio waves to communicate between the two, RFID combined with the EPC (Electronic Product Code) would be able to address these pain points and deliver a whole range of benefits across various verticals like manufacturing, distribution, retail, logistics, and security. The potential benefits arise from increase in supply chain visibility, increase in efficiencies and decrease in costs due to better data synchronization, increase in responsiveness to changes due to real time information visibility and a number of additional industry / vertical specific benefits. RFID promises to have a major impact on supply chains allowing trading partners to collaborate more effectively and achieve new levels of efficiency and responsiveness. This paper describes technical research on the problems of privacy and security for RFID and also explores solution for privacy and security problems using Five Phase Life Cycle Model.

Index Terms—RFID Technology, Supply Chain Management, Privacy, Security, Electronic Product Code

B.Com, DTE, DECT, MBA, PGDPMIR, PGDRM, M.Phil Student, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, India.(email:kamaladevimba@gmail.com).

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Cite: Kamaladevi B, " RFID – The Best Technology in Supply Chain Management," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 198-204, 2010.

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