Performance Review of RFID in the Supply Chain

Paul Golding, Vanesa Tennant



Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology provides manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers with the tools to efficiently collect, manage, distribute, and store information on inventory, business processes, and security controls. The growth of RFID in the supply chain has been spurred by mandate compliance from global retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target. Despite the intrinsic advantages of the technology, factors such as lack of standardization, interoperability, cost and performance issues have slowed the pace of adoption. This paper will provide a quantitative content analysis on the performance and reliability of RFID in the supply chain based on literature reviews. The factors that will be examined include tag location, tag orientation sensitivity, read range, and interference from metal and water. The reliability of RFID system is a paramount factor that may determine the technology’s ultimate adoption and diffusion. The paper will provide practitioners with insights to the issues affecting RFID implementation.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Golding P. and Tennant V. (2007). Performance Review of RFID in the Supply Chain . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2007) ISBN 978-989-8111-01-2, pages 50-60. DOI: 10.5220/0002433800500060

in Bibtex Style

author={Paul Golding and Vanesa Tennant},
title={Performance Review of RFID in the Supply Chain},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2007)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2007)
TI - Performance Review of RFID in the Supply Chain
SN - 978-989-8111-01-2
AU - Golding P.
AU - Tennant V.
PY - 2007
SP - 50
EP - 60
DO - 10.5220/0002433800500060