RFID and Supply Chain Visibility: Functional Tools or Managerial Tools and the Pedagological Interest


Keith C. Jones

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Conference Proceeding

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Marketing Education/ The Dynamic Business School

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RFID is becoming one of the more popular acronyms bantered around in the supply chain management literature (Visich et al 2009). The interesting fact surrounding this new wave of popularity is the RFID (radio frequency identification) has been around since the 1950s and started getting traction and becoming a discussion point in the supply chain literature in the 1980s. Yet today, it has yet to be widely adapted and implemented within the supply chain industry. The focus of this paper is to provide a review of the presence of RFID in the supply chain literature. Then, the focus will shift to current areas of integration that may provide the much sought after benefits of RFID in the supply chain that have not yet been realized. All of this is developed within a little bit different perspective as a focus is placed on the higher education pedagogy component of RFID within current supply chain course related materials (textbooks). But first, for the novice in this area of technology, a quick overview of RFID.

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