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Removing the blinders: A literature review on the potential of nanoscale technologies for the management of supply chains

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Bowles, M and Lu, J, Removing the blinders: A literature review on the potential of nanoscale technologies for the management of supply chains, Technological Forecasting and Social Change: An International Journal of The Dargon Project, 82 pp. 190-198. ISSN 0040-1625 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Elsevier Inc.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2013.10.017

Abstract

Supply chain management requires more intelligent technology in the future; however, the current sensor technology is causing a bottleneck in the development of an intelligent supply chain. The emergence and development of nanosensors provide a good opportunity to improve the complex technical issues that supply chains need and may bring revolutionary changes to supply chains in the future. This paper reviews the current and potential application of nanosensors to every aspect of supply chains, including the SCM system, packaging, storage and distribution, supply chain safety, tracking and tracing. The particular focus will be on removing the blinders to the true potential technologies on the nanoscale for the future, not just for the management of supply chains but for firms seeking to become more competitive. This review will shed light on the profound impact nanotechnologies could have in augmenting or replacing the existing radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags or bar-code technologies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Nanotechnology, nanosensors, smart sensors, supply chain management
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed Computing
Research Field:Ubiquitous Computing
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Other Transport
Objective Field:Transport not elsewhere classified
Author:Bowles, M (Dr Marcus Bowles)
ID Code:88534
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2014-02-06
Last Modified:2016-10-05
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