Using RFID to overcome inventory control challenges: A proof of concept

Dane Hamilton, Katina Michael, Samuel Fosso Wamba

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Abstract

Using a Proof of Concept approach, this paper examines RFID's impact on inventory control of a small-to-medium retailer. Results indicate that RFID technology can function effectively in a small-to-medium hardware environment. Also, the majority of the simulations recorded reasonable read rates even though the simulations were set up over a short period of time without a great deal of fine-tuning. Moreover, RFID could have a positive impact on the inventory-related processes of the organisation by either streamlining or formalizing them and facilitate the electronic storage of information captured in real-time, relating to the movement of stock and the amount of stock held, providing visibility to members of the organisation. Despite these encouraging findings in relation to using RFID for inventory control purposes within the small-to-medium retailer, it is recommended that other alternatives aimed at improving the inventory control practices of the organisation be investigated before committing to the implementation of RFID.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Intelligence and Computing - 6th International Conference, UIC 2009, Proceedings
Pages353-366
Number of pages14
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2009 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: Jul 7 2009Jul 9 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5585 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2009
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period7/7/097/9/09

Keywords

  • Business process
  • Proof of concept
  • RFID technology
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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