Rfid And Its Impact On Global Supply Chain Management

1922 WordsSep 24, 20148 Pages
RFID and its impact on global supply chain management By Harshraj Mehta GMAY14CMM010 24th September, 2014 Table of contents: • Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………3 • Importance in supply chain management……….………………………………………………..3 • Obstacles and difficulties in implementing RFID in supply chain……………………….6 • Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6 • Bibliography……………………………………………………………………………………………………..7 Introduction: RFID or Radio-frequency identification is a technology used to track objects using electromagnetic fields that transfer data. RFID chips are incorporated into small tags, that are then attached to objects that requiring tagging and tracking. As stated by Mark Roberti (2005), RFID has come a long way since being invented in 1935, from being used in the radar system during the world war to being developed into a more passive RFID system by the Germans and then into more advanced roles of anti-theft systems used by many companies in the form of electronic article surveillance tags. This system went on to be used in more advanced uses such as unlocking doors without keys, tracking nuclear materials, automated toll payments, tracking cattle for agricultural use, contactless cards for payment systems and anti-theft systems in cars. Later by 1990s, IBM developed ultra-high frequency RFID system. This system made its way into supply chain management for the purpose of tracking them, thanks to two professors David Brock and Sanjay Sarma who
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