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Integrating RFID technology and EPC network into a B2B retail supply chain: a step toward intelligent business processes

Samuel Fosso Wamba, Louis A. Lefebvre, Élisabeth Lefebvre

Article (2007)

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This article introduces RFID technology and the EPC Network and investigates their potential for B-to-B eCommerce supply chain management. Based on empirical data gathered from four tightly interrelated firms from three layers of a supply chain, several scenarios integrating RFID and the EPC Network have been tested and evaluated. In the context of warehousing activities in one specific retail supply chain, the results indicate that i) the business process approach seems quite appropriate to capture the real potential of RFID and the EPC Network; ii) RFID technology and the EPC Network can improve the “shipping” and the “receiving” processes; iii) they can automatically trigger some business processes; iv) they foster a higher level of information sharing between supply chain members; and v) they promote the emergence of new business processes such as “process-to-process,” “process-to-machine,” and “machine-to-machine.” The paper helps to improve our understanding of the real potential of RFID and the EPC Network for business processes.
Subjects: 1600 Industrial engineering > 1600 Industrial engineering
1600 Industrial engineering > 1606 Operations management
2500 Electrical and electronic engineering > 2500 Electrical and electronic engineering
Department: Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering
Research Center: Other
Funders: Canada - Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (SSHRC), CNSNG/NSERC, Québec - Fonds de recherche Société et culture
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3660/
Journal Title: Journal of Technology Management & Innovation (vol. 2, no. 2)
Publisher: Universidad Alberto Hurtado - Facultad de Economía y Negocios
Official URL: http://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/395
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 16:38
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2022 13:17
Cite in APA 7: Fosso Wamba, S., Lefebvre, L. A., & Lefebvre, É. (2007). Integrating RFID technology and EPC network into a B2B retail supply chain: a step toward intelligent business processes. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 2(2), 114-124. http://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/395

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