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Opportunities for RFID technology in green supply chains


Dukovska-Popovska, IK and Steger-Jensen, K and Hvolby, HH and Bertoni, MD and Turner, P, Opportunities for RFID technology in green supply chains, 11th International Conference on the Modern Information Technology in the Innovation Processes of the Industrial Enterprises (MITIP 2009), 15-16 October 2009, Bergamo, Italy, pp. 193-200. ISBN 978-88-89555-09-5 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Integrating environmental considerations into supply-chain management has become one of the major concerns to the industry and researchers. However, supply chains still have to deal with the challenges of effectiveness and cost efficiency. RFID is one of the contemporary technologies which have the potential to enable improved data gathering and cross-companies integration, and thus improve the cost efficiency. This paper discusses the current state of green supply-chain management and the associated current use of RFID technology, and identifies opportunities throughout the green supply chain that can be subject of RFID implementation, bearing in mind the IT infrastructure deficiencies and costs. In particular, the paper investigates the potential usage of ad hoc RFID systems in the supply chain, which are rapidly deployable and require minimal, if at all, pre-existing infrastructure. The research presented in this paper is funded by the EU via the ValuePole project.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Green supply chain, RFID application opportunities, ad hoc RFID system
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Networking and communications
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Mitigation of climate change
Objective Field:Management of greenhouse gas emissions from transport activities
UTAS Author:Bertoni, MD (Mr Malcolm Bertoni)
UTAS Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:62434
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2010-03-12
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