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The impact of Auto-ID on logistics performance

Johansson, Ola LU and Pålsson, Henrik LU (2009) In Benchmarking 16(4). p.504-522
Abstract
Purpose of this paper

The purpose of this paper is to examine how logistics performance is affected by the use of different identification technologies and practices for utilising the tracking data.



Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses the survey method. The survey instrument was developed in co-operation with an expert group consisting of both researchers and industry representatives. The data were analysed using multivariate techniques and hypothesis testing.



Findings

The study indicates better logistics performance for companies using RFID technology, while no significant differences can be seen for companies using Auto-ID in general. In terms of registration,... (More)
Purpose of this paper

The purpose of this paper is to examine how logistics performance is affected by the use of different identification technologies and practices for utilising the tracking data.



Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses the survey method. The survey instrument was developed in co-operation with an expert group consisting of both researchers and industry representatives. The data were analysed using multivariate techniques and hypothesis testing.



Findings

The study indicates better logistics performance for companies using RFID technology, while no significant differences can be seen for companies using Auto-ID in general. In terms of registration, best-in-class firms have more identification points along their supply chains compared to other firms. Best-in-class firms also seem to have more extensive sharing of tracking data with supply chain partners, both upstream and downstream, and in terms of frequency and scope, which contributes to superior logistical performance.



Research limitations/implications

To provide a more robust scientific justification of the survey results, in-depth case studies should be carried out. Further studies are needed to verify the links between RFID and logistics performance.



Practical implications

The findings may enable managers to estimate the potential of using identification technologies and learn of practices which may enable their organisations to improve logistics performance.



What is original/Value of paper

The study presents empirical links between different identification technologies, attributes of the tracking system, use and sharing of tracking data, and logistical improvements. (Less)
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Information management, Supply chain management, Industrial performance, Logistics, Benchmarking, Packaging, Packaging logistics
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Benchmarking
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16
issue
4
pages
504 - 522
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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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  • scopus:70349416894
ISSN
1463-5771
DOI
10.1108/14635770910972432
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English
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  abstract     = {Purpose of this paper<br/><br>
The purpose of this paper is to examine how logistics performance is affected by the use of different identification technologies and practices for utilising the tracking data.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Design/methodology/approach<br/><br>
The paper uses the survey method. The survey instrument was developed in co-operation with an expert group consisting of both researchers and industry representatives. The data were analysed using multivariate techniques and hypothesis testing.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Findings<br/><br>
The study indicates better logistics performance for companies using RFID technology, while no significant differences can be seen for companies using Auto-ID in general. In terms of registration, best-in-class firms have more identification points along their supply chains compared to other firms. Best-in-class firms also seem to have more extensive sharing of tracking data with supply chain partners, both upstream and downstream, and in terms of frequency and scope, which contributes to superior logistical performance.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Research limitations/implications<br/><br>
To provide a more robust scientific justification of the survey results, in-depth case studies should be carried out. Further studies are needed to verify the links between RFID and logistics performance.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Practical implications	<br/><br>
The findings may enable managers to estimate the potential of using identification technologies and learn of practices which may enable their organisations to improve logistics performance.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
What is original/Value of paper<br/><br>
The study presents empirical links between different identification technologies, attributes of the tracking system, use and sharing of tracking data, and logistical improvements.},
  author       = {Johansson, Ola and Pålsson, Henrik},
  issn         = {1463-5771},
  keyword      = {Information management,Supply chain management,Industrial performance,Logistics,Benchmarking,Packaging,Packaging logistics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {504--522},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {Benchmarking},
  title        = {The impact of Auto-ID on logistics performance},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14635770910972432},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2009},
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