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Using RFID technology captured data to control material flows

Pålsson, Henrik LU (2008) 19th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) p.1-22
Abstract
RFID technology can improve inventory and pipeline visibility. However, there is scarce

research on how to tactically and operationally make use of RFID-captured data. The purpose

of this paper is thus to explore the advantages and characteristics, from a material control

perspective, of keeping track of goods in real time in a supply chain.



A framework regarding the potential gains of tracking unit loads in real-time is developed. To

illustrate and discuss this framework, a case study regarding container tracking in physical

distribution is conducted. The case study includes a large packaging company and its logistics

service providers.



In addition... (More)
RFID technology can improve inventory and pipeline visibility. However, there is scarce

research on how to tactically and operationally make use of RFID-captured data. The purpose

of this paper is thus to explore the advantages and characteristics, from a material control

perspective, of keeping track of goods in real time in a supply chain.



A framework regarding the potential gains of tracking unit loads in real-time is developed. To

illustrate and discuss this framework, a case study regarding container tracking in physical

distribution is conducted. The case study includes a large packaging company and its logistics

service providers.



In addition to identifying potential gains, the framework facilitates an evaluation of where and

with what frequency it is valuable, from a material control perspective, to keep track of

packaging in a supply chain. The paper extends the current knowledge base regarding the use

of real-time information to control material flows. (Less)
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RFID technology, material flow, identification, packaging logistics, case study
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22 pages
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19th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
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English
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research on how to tactically and operationally make use of RFID-captured data. The purpose<br/><br>
of this paper is thus to explore the advantages and characteristics, from a material control<br/><br>
perspective, of keeping track of goods in real time in a supply chain.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
A framework regarding the potential gains of tracking unit loads in real-time is developed. To<br/><br>
illustrate and discuss this framework, a case study regarding container tracking in physical<br/><br>
distribution is conducted. The case study includes a large packaging company and its logistics<br/><br>
service providers.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
In addition to identifying potential gains, the framework facilitates an evaluation of where and<br/><br>
with what frequency it is valuable, from a material control perspective, to keep track of<br/><br>
packaging in a supply chain. The paper extends the current knowledge base regarding the use<br/><br>
of real-time information to control material flows.},
  author       = {Pålsson, Henrik},
  keyword      = {RFID technology,material flow,identification,packaging logistics,case study},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--22},
  title        = {Using RFID technology captured data to control material flows},
  year         = {2008},
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