Article Summaries: 'Examining RFID Applications in Supply Chain Management' and 'Mastering the Three Worlds of Information Technology'

1075 Words Jan 28th, 2018 4 Pages
The potential benefits of RFID tags include lowering of costs by improvement in inventory management, consumer information gathering, and checkout procedures. RFID tagging is such that data from a tag, which is attached to the product, a case, or pallet, may be "captured by a reader device. Functionally, this data can be used to identify all of the times passing the reader's location at a point in time." (Niederman, Mathieu, Morley, and Kwon, 2007) This enables the tracking of items "from supplier through the distribution network to the point of consumption." (Niederman, Mathieu, Morley, and Kwon, 2007)
I. Primary Goal of RFID Tagging
The primary goal of RFID tagging is the streamlining of inventory management "by providing views of product shipments and inventory levels at unprecedented levels of detail." (Niederman, Mathieu, Morley, and Kwon, 2007) RFID tagging is such that will eventually "eliminate manual inventory counting, warehouse mispicking, and order numbering mistakes." (Niederman, Mathieu, Morley, and Kwon, 2007) Stated as the ultimate goal of RFID tagging is…
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